Areas of Expertise

Swinton is currently Assistant Dean, International Business Programs at Temple University, Japan Campus. He is also responsible for cross-boarder alliances with business schools in Europe and the US. Swinton has also served as the director of Temple Japan's MBA program (2003-2007).

Teaching Interests

Swinton teaches courses on persuasion, influence and negotiations, as well as courses on career development strategies and business presentation skills. Swinton also lectures on the competitive environment for Japanese business internationally.


Areas of active inquiry for Swinton include social psychology and the use of social influence strategies in international business negotiations. He is also interested in the use of reflective learning in business and professional education.


  • MBA, Temple University
  • AB in International Relations, Stanford University

Previous Appointments

Prior to joining Temple in 2003, Swinton worked in marketing and communications for 20+ years for both commercial and not-for-profit organizations.

  • Cable & Wireless IDC (Tokyo)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Tokyo)
  • P.O.V., the American Documentary, PBS (New York)
  • Lincoln Center Theater (New York)

Professional and Business Associations

Swinton volunteers for numerous organizations, recently including: OXFAM, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Vice Chair, Human Resource Management committee), Academy of International Business, Japan Stanford Association (board member 1999-2003) Tokyo English Life Line--TELL (current board member) and the Association of Japanese Business Studies.