Japan Study
Linking Japan and the United States Through Educational Exchange

GLCA/ACM Faculty

Professional Development


Become Resident Director

Each year one GLCA/ACM faculty member (Japan specialists and non-specialists) spends the year at Waseda with 30-40 students. Under an agreement between consortial colleges and Japan Study, faculty members normally receive all of their benefits from their home university for this year of professional development. The appointment as RD is considered a year of teaching rather than a sabbatical year. Past RDs include tenured and tenure-track faculty from all ranks.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Director Dyron Dabney.
Application Deadline: April 30.

Resident Directors

Sam Pack, Kenyon College, 19-20
Paul Stanley, Beloit, 18-19
Eric Wiertelak, Macalester, 17-18
Michael Schneider, Knox, 16-17
Vanessa Dickerson, DePauw, 15-16
Kay Widdows, Wabash, 14-15
Katie Sparling, Carleton, 13-14
Carol Enns, Cornell, 12-13
Dyron Dabney, Albion, 11-12
David Nordman, Coe, 10-11
Gilberto Gomez, Wabash, 09-10
Paul Watt, DePauw, 08-09
Don Capener, Monmouth, 07-08

East Asian Languages at GLCA/ACM Colleges

Japan Study works with Waseda University to place Japanese language instructors at GLCA/ACM colleges. These instructors are recent graduates of Waseda's graduate programs in language instruction. The following colleges have participated in this program: Albion College, Earlham College, Grinnell College, Hope College, Macalester College, Monmouth College, and St. Olaf College. Contracts and teaching responsibilities vary by campus.

Waseda Faculty Exchange

This faculty exchange program brings Waseda faculty members from a variety of academic disciplines to GLCA/ACM colleges for 2-3 weeks every fall semester. The Waseda faculty members become familiar with U.S. higher education, especially liberal arts colleges. They also contribute to campus activities by giving lectures, attending classes, and meeting with students and faculty. Exchange professors have joined extended student-faculty field trips to Costa Rica and Chicago, visited nearby GLCA/ACM colleges, and reciprocated by hosting groups of host campus faculty and students at Waseda.

Faculty Travel to Waseda

Japan Study encourages GLCA/ACM faculty to visit our program at Waseda. We can arrange up meetings with students, visits to classes, and meetings with Waseda faculty members and administrators. On behalf of GLCA/ACM colleges, Japan Study has a membership at the International House of Japan in Tokyo. Faculty from consortial colleges are entitled to use the library and other resources at I-House and also to receive a discount of 20% on overnight accommodations.