Washburn University, Associate Professor, 1996 - present; Assistant Professor, 1989-1996; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1987-1989.
DePauw University, Assistant Professor, 1984; Instructor, 1982-1983.
Purdue University, Teaching Assistant, 1977-1982.
Buddhism in Asian Literature
Liberation Theology in Latin American Literature
Business Writing: Consulting
Selected University Committees (2011-16):
Faculty Senate, 2010-14
Academic Affairs Committee, 2010-12
College Faculty Council, 2010-13
College Committee on Promotion and Tenure, 2014-15
Sibberson Awards Committee, 2015-17
Sabbatical Committee, 2010-15
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Treasurer, 2008-15
Creative Writing: Advisor
Tenure & Promotion Review: Chair of various committees
Third-Year Review: Chair of various committees
Business Writing Consultant
Awarded the Ned N. Fleming Award for Excellence in Teaching, April 17, 2012.
Yearly presentation in Asian literature at the Asian Studies Development Program and/or Japanese Studies Association conference.
Asian Studies Grants:
Japan and East Asian Relationships: Focus Literature
Japanese Studies Association (Freeman Foundation Grant)
Wichita, KS—October 17-19, 2013
WU Faculty Development Grant: "Continuity, Conflict, and Change in Indian Cultures and Societies." Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP). Kansas City, KS, Sept. 18-20, 2008.
Freeman Foundation Grant: "Incorporating Japan Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum." Japanese Studies Association/Tokai Univ., Honolulu, HI May 22-June 10, 2005.
NEH Grant: "Traditions of Dissent: Negotiating Change in Asian Societies." ASDP. Kansas City, MO April 2-6, 2003.
NEH Grant: "Continuities and Crises: The Interplay of Religion and Politics in China." ASDP/East-West Center. Honolulu, HI June 4-July 6, 2001.