Regional Centers
Realizing that resources for curricular changes and faculty development are often limited in American colleges and universities, ASDP has from the outset stressed the development of consortia of alumni institutions. In order to facilitate the networking process, ASDP has established formal relationships with 19 colleges and universities as regional centers for the infusion of Asian content into the American undergraduate curriculum. Below is a list of these centers which serve as model mentor institutions for their geographical areas.

In addition to collecting resources useful in teaching about Asia (including but not limited to books, videos, and information about sources of funding or grants) and making these available to neighboring institutions, ASDP regional centers are encouraged to host topical seminars and workshops related to teaching about Asia. Finally, ASDP jointly hosts an ASDP Annual National Conference with one of its regional centers. The National Conference is open to all ASDP alumni.

Contact information for ASDP Regional Centers

University of Alaska-Anchorage
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Paul Dunscomb (email)
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Belmont University
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn (email)
Dept. of Philosophy
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212

Black Hawk College
ASDP Profile (doc) | School Website
Ms. Melissa Hebert-Johnson (email)
Dept. of Communication & Fine Arts
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

University of Central Arkansas
ASDP Profile (doc) | School Website
Dr. Nicholas Brasovan (email)
Irby Hall
201 Donaghey Ave. Box 5171
Conway, AR 72035

Central Washington University
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann (email)
Dept. of Philosophy
Director, Asia/Pacific Studies Program
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
City College of San Francisco
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Bob Irwin (email)
Dept. of English
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Dr. Stephan Johnson (email)
Dept. of Philosophy
658 Batmale Hall
San Francisco, CA 94112
College of DuPage
School Website
Dr. Keith Krasemann (email)
Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Eckerd College
ASDP Profile School Website
Andrew Chittick (email)
Dept. of East Asian Studies
Letters Collegium
4200 54th Ave. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Johnson County Community College
ASDP Profile School Website
Dr. Tom Patterson (email)
Office of International Education
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210


University of Hawaii Kapiolani
(formerly Kapiolani Community College)
ASDP Profile School Website
Dr. Joseph Overton (email)
Chair, Honda International Center
4303 Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96816
Middlesex Community College
ASDP Profile School Website
Dr. Dona M. Cady (email)
Professor of Humanities
North Academic
Rm. 216
Bedford, MA 01730
Dr. Julien Farland (email)
Dept. of Philosophy
North Academic Building Bldg 6 
Rm. 212
Bedford, MA 01730
Missouri State University
School Website
Dr. Yan Weirong (email)
901 South National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
Maricopa Community College-- Paradise Valley
ASDP Profile (pdf) | School Website
Dr. Michele Marion (email)
Director, Center for International Studies
18401 North 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Community College of Philadelphia
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Fay Beauchamp (email)
Dept. of English
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Portland Community College
Prof. Kathleen Doss (email)
Dept. of Communication Studies
705 N. Killingworth
Portland, OR  97229
University of Redlands
Prof. Bob Eng (email)
Dept. of History
1200 E. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373
Slippery Rock University
Dr. George P. Brown (email)
Dept. of Political Science
SWC 209
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Trident Technical College
Dr. Katharine Purcell (email)
Dept. of English
7000 Rivers Ave.
Charleston, SC 29423
Tulsa Community College
Dr. Ann Malloy (email)
Liberal Arts Division
6111 E. Skelly Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74135