CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.

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.