David P. Bennetts

Department: History

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.