David P. Bennetts
Academic Background: BA, Northern Michigan University; MA, Southern Illinois University; PhD, University of Illinois
Research interests: American working class; American slavery and the Civil War; Comparative cultures; Immigration
Asian Studies Courses: The Many Faces of Japan (short-term course); Comparative Culture: Japan and the U.S.; Asian-American History
What first interested you about Asia? My directorship of summer ESL programs for students from our partner schools in Japan.
What are your hobbies? Fishing; Travel; Befriending international students
Favorite Asian cuisine or dish? Sushi
Anything else you'd like to share? Contact with and immersion in Asian cultures significantly changed and improved my understanding of American history and culture.