Regional Centers


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

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. Xixuan Collins (email)
Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering
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

Missouri State University
School Website
Dr. Weirong Yan Schaefer (email)
901 South National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

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

University of Redlands
School Website
Dr. Walter Hutchens (email)
Global Business Studies
1200 E. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373