EWCA - Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP)

Region: Constituent/Special Interest

The ASDP Alumni Chapter was established to help ASDP program alumni support the Asian Studies Development Program in its efforts to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies, and to support the East-West Center (EWC) in its mission of contributing to the realization of a just, prosperous and equitable Asia-Pacific community. The ASDP Alumni Chapter cooperates with the East-West Center Association (EWCA) Executive Board and the EWC Alumni Association Office to promote activities and initiatives consistent with the EWC mission.

The ASDP Alumni Chapter was the first non-geographic, special interest alumni chapter and remains the largest chapter in the EWC Alumni Association. The general meeting of the ASDP Alumni Chapter is held annually in conjunction with the ASDP National Conference. The elected Chapter leadership includes a President and Vice-President (2-year terms), Secretary and Treasurer (5-year terms) and two Members-at-Large.

With volunteer assistance, the ASDP Alumni Chapter publishes an electronic newsletter that features news about ASDP alumni and programs, and other content relevant to expanding and enhancing undergraduate Asian studies.






Chapter Leader

Dona Cady
(ASDP: 2004, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, '14 ’15, '16, '17, '18; ASSOC: Honolulu Intl Conf 2010, Beijing Intl Conf 2012, Seoul Intl Conf 2018)
Professor of Humanities
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA

Chapter Officers

Dona Cady, Middlesex Community College, President, 2018-2020
Dennis Arjo, Johnson County Community College, Vice-President, 2018-2020
Matthew Ruane, Florida Institute of Technology, Secretary, 2015-2020
Eric Spears, Columbus State University, Treasurer, 2018-2019
Barbara Lass, San Francisco Community College, Member-at-Large, 2016-2019
Kathleen Doss, Portland Community College, Member-at-Large, 2017-2020
Taine Duncan, University of Central Arkansas, Member-at-Large, 2018-2020
Michele Marion, Paradise Valley Community College, ARCAS Representative, 2018-2020
Peter Hershock, Asian Studies Development Program, Alumni Chapter Advisor, 2011 -



Asian Studies Development Program Chapter By-Laws (amended May 31, 2018)


Meeting Minutes

Minutes for March 1, 2018 meeting

Minutes for March 2, 2017 meeting

Minutes for March 16, 2016 meeting

Minutes for March 20, 2015 meeting

Minutes for March 14, 2014 meeting

Minutes for March 1, 2013 meeting

Minutes for March 31, 2012 meeting

Minutes for March 25, 2011 meeting

Minutes for June 30, 2010 meeting

Minutes for March 6, 2009 meeting

Minutes for March 8, 2008 meeting


ASDP Alumni Newsletter

The Asian Studies Development Program's Alumni Newsletter appears twice a year each Fall and Spring.  The available issues are listed below.

May 2015 Issue

October 2014 Issue

October 2013 Issue

April 2013 Issue

October 2012 Issue

February 2012 Issue

November 2010 Issue

June 2010 Issue

November 2009 Issue

April 2009 Issue

November 2008 Issue

April 2008 Issue

October 2007 Issue


Chapter Information

To view this Chapter's quarterly activity reports, go to the EWCA Blog and search on "Chapter Reports."