Regional Centers

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Regional Centers

Building institutional partnerships is crucial to carrying out ASDP mission of enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. Peer-to-peer exchanges among college and university teams have been an important factor in the continued success of ASDP’s flagship summer institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate, and ASDP has from the outset stressed the merits of developing ongoing consortia of alumni institutions. In order to facilitate the networking process, ASDP has established formal relationships with a number of colleges and universities as ASDP regional centers for expanding and enhancing American undergraduate Asian studies programs.

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, and to collaborate as possible on grants and student study abroad programs. Representatives from the ASDP regional centers serve as members of the ASDP Advisory Board and assist ASDP and the ASDP Alumni Chapter in hosting ASDP’s Annual National Conference.

Contact information for ASDP Regional Centers

Belmont University
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn (email)
Department of Philosophy
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212

Black Hawk College
ASDP Profile (doc) | School Website
Dr. Rachel Brackett (email)
Social Sciences Department
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

Central Washington University
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann (email)
Department of Philosophy
Director, Asia/Pacific Studies Program
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

College of Dupage
School Website
Dr. Thomas Kulanjiyil (email)
Department of Philosophy & Religion Studies
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Community College of Philadelphia
ASDP Profile | School Website
Dr. Lakshmi Gudipati (email)
Department of English
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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

Maricopa County Community Colleges –Paradise Valley
ASDP Profile (pdf) | School Website
Dr. Michele Marion (email)
Director, Center for International Studies
18401 North 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Middlesex Community College
ASDP Profile | School Website
Prof. Dona M. Cady (email)
Department of English and Humanities
591 Spring Road
Bedford, MA 01730

Portland Community College
School Website
Prof. Kathleen Doss (email)
Dept. of Communication Studies
705 N. Killingsworth St., Cascade Campus
Portland, OR 97217

Slippery Rock University
School Website
Dr. Andrew Colvin (email)
Dept. of Philosophy
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Trident Technical College
School Website
Dr. Katharine Purcell (email)
Dept. of English, Speech and Journalism
7000 Rivers Ave., Thornley Campus
Charleston, SC 29423

University of Central Arkansas
ASDP Profile (doc) | School Website
Dr. Nicholas Brasovan (email)
Department of Philosophy & Religion
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035