Service

Administrative and Leadership AppointmentsDJ Philosophers' Walk

  • Director, Center for the Development of Asian Studies,
    A Southeast U.S. Regional Center of the East-West Center
    (Asian Studies Development Program), Honolulu, 1996-2008
  • Director, Pacific Liberal Arts Network, Pearl City, Hawaii, 1993-1994
  • Director of Freshman Core Program, Hawai‘i Loa College, 1992-1993
  • Director of Programs, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (For American Philosophical Association Eastern, Central, and Pacific Meetings, American Academy of Religion Meeting, and Association of Asian Studies Meeting), 2001-2003
  • Officer, Executive Board, Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, 2001-2006
  • Board Member, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2002-2012
  • Board Member, Asian Studies Development Program Alumni Chapter, 2001-2010 (elected)
  • Korean American Education Foundation Advisory Board Member, 2005-2012
  • Vice President, Association of Asian Studies/Southeast Regional, 2002-2003
  • Executive Board, East-West Center Alumni Association, 2004-2007 (re-elected 2007-2010)
  • Vice President for Chapter Development, East-West Center Alumni Association, 2008-20010 (elected)
  • President, Association of Asian Studies/Southeast Regional, 2003-2004(elected)
  • President, Asian Studies Development Program Alumni Chapter, 2005-2010(elected)
  • Text Seminar Leader for Approaching Dialogue with the Kyoto School, 2010 Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Italy (July, 2010)
  • President, Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle, 2006-2017

As Editor

  • Editor, Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2008-2022
  • Editor, Series on Comparative & Continental Philosophy 2012-2019
  • Editor, East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies 2000-2013
  • Managing Editor, Georgia Philosophy Series 2004-2012
  • Advising Editor, OtherWise: A Journal for Student Philosophy
  • Editor, ASIA-L, List for the University System of Georgia International Education Asia Council, 1997-2008
  • Co-Editor, ASDP-L, List for the Asian Studies Development Program (East-West Center), 1997-2012
  • Consulting Editor, Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 2000-2003, 2008-2011
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Japan Studies Association, 2002-2012

As Reviewer

Journals

  • Reviewer, Philosophy East-West, 1996-2014
  • Reviewer, Journal of Commonwealth and Post Colonial Studies, 2000
  • Reviewer, Education About Asia, 2001-2020
  • Reviewer, Journal of Japan Studies Association, 2001-2014
  • Reviewer, Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 2007-2011
  • Reviewer, Epochè: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2007
  • Reviewer, Philosophy Compass, 2009
  • Reviewer, Dao: Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 2005, 2010
  • Reviewer, AsiaNetwork Exchange, 2014
  • Reviewer, Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2008-2020
  • Reviewer, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 2011, 2015
  • Reviewer, Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, National Taiwan University Press, 2013-2015
  • Reviewer, Manuysa: Journal of Humanities, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2014-2015
  • Reviewer, Pacific Asia Inquiry, Fall 2020
  • Reviewer, Interlitteraria, Spring 2021

Books

  • Book Manuscript Reviewer, State University of New York Press, Summer 1999
  • Book Manuscript Reviewer, Indiana University Press, Summer 2012
  • Book Manuscript Reviewer, National Taiwan University Press, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
  • Book Manuscript Reviewer, Bloomsbury Academic, Summer 2020
  • Book Manuscript Reviewer, State University of New York Press, Spring 2022

External Examiner

  • External Program Reviewer, World Humanities Program, Augusta State University (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Review), Spring, 2000
  • External Evaluator, Classical Chinese Digital Database Interactive Internet Worktable (Shuhai Wenyuan), 2003
  • External Tenure Reviewer, St. Lawrence University, New York, Fall 2005
  • External Promotion Reviewer, St. Lawrence University, Spring 2011
  • External Promotion Reviewer, DePaul University, Summer 2011
  • External Promotion Reviewer, University of West Georgia, Summer 2012
  • External Reviewer, Furman University, Summer 2012
  • External Promotion Reviewer, Kapi`olani  Community College, Fall 2012
  • External Promotion Reviewer, Luther College, Fall 2012
  • External Promotion Reviewer, College of Holy Cross,  Fall 2014
  • External Promotion Reviewer, Drake University, Summer 2015
  • External Promotion Reviewer, American University, Summer 2015
  • External Promotion and Tenure Reviewer, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Fall 2015
  • External Reviewer, Philosophy Program at the University of Hawai‘i Hilo, April, 2019
  • External Promotion and Tenure Reviewer, Santa Clara University, Summer 2020
  • External Promotion and Tenure Reviewer, Singapore Management University, Summer 2022

Editorial and Advisory Boards

  • Editorial Board, Education About Asia (Editor of China Section) 2001-2022
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Philosophy and Culture, University of Cape Coast, Ghana 2004-2022
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Comparative Philosophy and Religion Book Series
    (Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy) 2003
  • Advisory Board, OtherWise: A Journal for Student Philosophy
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 2003, 2004, 2007-2011
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Manusya: Journal of Humanities, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 2008-2022
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Global East Asia Book Series, National Taiwan University Press and V&Runipress (Germany) 2014-2022
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Japan Studies Association, 2002-2022

Exhibitions Curated

  • Goguryeo Renderings: Contemporary Fabric Re-Visions of Traditional
    Korean Tomb Wall Paintings
    Haeseon Hahn, Artist
    January 11-15, 2010
    Kennesaw State University, Atlanta
  • 1000 Cranes: Prospects of Peace in a Nuclear World
    January 18-29, 2010
    Kennesaw State University, Atlanta

Selected Organizing and Coordination Service

Grant and Fundraising Activity:

  • $12,000 Freeman Foundation administered by the East-West Center ($4,000), $4,000 the Council for International Education of the University System of Georgia, and $4,000 in-kind funding from The Atlanta College of Art for Continuities/Discontinuities: The Arts and Aesthetics of China and Japan, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta 1998
  • $36,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (administered by the East-West Center) for China: Traditions in Transformation, March 5-9, 1997 Asian Studies Development Program Southeast Regional Conference, Sponsored by the East-West Center, Honolulu
  • $8,000   East-West Center Education Program ($4,000), $4,000 in-kind funding from Oglethorpe University for Buddhist Environmental Values & the Challenge for Technology, Atlanta, Spring 2000
  • $5,000  East-West Center Education Program ($3,000), University System of Georgia ($1,000), Atlanta College of Art ($1,000) for Considering Asia: Self, Community, and Ecology - Asian Studies Development Program National Conference 2002, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, March 2001
  • $3,700 Northeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies, Distinguished Lecture Series on Japan  (Liza Dalby) at Agnes Scott College, Oglethorpe University, and Kennesaw State University, Spring 2003
  • $2,500 Northeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies, Distinguished Lecture on Korea (Donald Clark), Kennesaw State University, Fall 2002
  • $1,666 Georgia Humanities Council, Asian Studies Distinguished Lecture Series (Henry Rosemont Jr.), Kennesaw State University and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Spring 2003
  • $5,000  Georgia Humanities Council Public Program Grant, Foundations of Korea and Japan Forum, Kennesaw State University and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Spring 2004
  • $8,000  Schultz Foundation, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Lecture Series, 2005-2006
  • $500 Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, Kennesaw, February 2004
  • $500 Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, Kennesaw, February 2005
  • $500 Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, Kennesaw, February 2006
  • $1,000 Travel Grant to Hanoi, East-West Center, December 2006
  • $2,200+ Disaster Relief for Sichuan Earthquake Victims and Myanmar Cyclone Victims, ASDP Alumni Chapter, Spring 2008
  • $200 Philosophy Student Association Georgia Flood Relief, Fall 2009
  • Disaster Relief for Samoa and Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Victims, ASDP Alumni Chapter, Fall 2009 — In progress
  • Daoist Salon Grant (1 of 50 outside of China selected), Zhengzhou, Spring 2010
  • Society of the Study of Religious Philosophy (1 of  10 in the West selected), Sun-Moon Lake, Taiwan, Fall 2011

Total Grants and Funds Raised and Awarded: $91,166

Organizing and Coordination Activities:

  • Coordinator, China: Traditions in Transformation, March 5-9, 1997. Asian Studies Development Program Southeast Regional Institute, Sponsored by the East-West Center, Honolulu; Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities ($36,000)
  • Principal Coordinator, Continuities/Discontinuities: The Arts and Aesthetics of China and Japan. Funded by the Freeman Foundation, the Council for International Education of the University System of Georgia, and the Atlanta College of Art ($12,000)
  • Co-coordinator (with Douglas Reynolds, Georgia State University) for the University Center in Georgia’s Distinguished Asianist of 1998
  • Co-coordinator (with Jason Wirth, Oglethorpe University) for Buddhist Environmental Values & the Challenge for Technology, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, September 2000
  • Co-coordinator (with Harriette Grissom, Atlanta College of Art) for Global Ambitions: Art, Culture, and National Identity in South Korea, Spring 2004
  • Program Chair, Asia 2000 and Beyond, Association for Asian Studies/Southeast Conference, University of Georgia, January 1999
  • Program Chair, East-West Connections: Building Bridges to Asia Through Scholarship and Teaching, Asian Studies Development Program National Conference 2000, East-West Center, Honolulu, July 2000
  • Chair, Asian Studies Program, Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University, 1999-2007
  • Faculty Advisor, Philosophy Student Association, Kennesaw State University, 1995-2019:
    • Student Organization of the Year: 2001-2002
    • Student Organization of the Year: 2002-2003
    • Student Organization of the Year: 2003-2004
    • Student Organization of the Year: 2005-2006
    • Student Organization of the Year: 2006-2007
    • Golden O Spotlight Award: 2013-2014
  • Conference Chair, Considering Asia: Self, Community, and Ecology - Asian Studies Development Program National Conference 2002, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, March 2002
  • Co-coordinator (with Jason Wirth), Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Lecture Series, 2001-2004
  • Principal Faculty Coordinator, Mike Ryan Lecture Series, Philosophy Student Association, Kennesaw State University, 1997-2010
  • Association for Asian Studies/Southeast Conference President, University of Florida, January 2004
  • Coordinator, Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, Kennesaw, February 2004 ($500)
  • Coordinator, Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, Kennesaw, February 2005 ($500)
  • Coordinator, Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, Kennesaw, April 2006 ($500)
  • Advisory Committee for the East-West Center Association 2009 Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Spring 2007-Fall 2008
  • Atlanta Coordinator, 2007 China-US Field Study - Chinese Scholars Explore the U.S.A. Part of  the 2 year “Teaching about China and the United States Program” with the East-West Center, July 2 to July 21, 2007
  • Conference Chair, 2008 Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle International Meeting, East-West Center, Honolulu, April, 2008
  • Program Committee, Asian Studies Development Program National Conference 2009, Philadelphia, March 2009
  • Program Chair, Comparative and Continental Circle International Meeting, Asilomar, California, April 2009
  • Conference Local Arrangements Chair, 2010 Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle International Meeting, Tokai University International Center, Honolulu, April, 2010
  • Conference Co-Chair, Celebrating Asian Studies - Asian Studies Development Program National Conference 2010, East-West Center, June 2010
  • Conference Local Arrangements Co-Chair, 2011 Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle International Meeting, Cork, Ireland, March, 2011
  • Conference Local Arrangements Co-Chair, 2012 Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle International Meeting, San Diego , March, 2012
  • Conference Local Arrangements Co-Chair, 2013 Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle International Meeting, Fudan University, Shanghai, March, 2013
  • Conference Local Arrangements Co-Chair, 2014 Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle International Meeting, San Diego, March, 2014
  • Conference Local Arrangements Chair, 2016 Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle International Meeting, National University of Taiwan, March, 2016

Selected University Service

  • Tenure and Promotion Guidelines Committee, 2000
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2006-2007 (College), 2015-2017, 2019-2021 (College)
  • Search Committee, Russian/Central Asia History, Kennesaw State University, 2000
  • Search Committee, Middle-Eastern History, Kennesaw State University, 2002
  • Search Committee, East Asia History, Kennesaw State University, 2003
  • Search Committee, Philosophy Instructor, Kennesaw State University, 2003
  • Search Committee, Feminist Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2004-2005
  • Search Committee, Indian/Japanese Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2005-2006
  • Search Committee, Program Specialist, Institute for Global Initiatives, Kennesaw State University, 2004
  • Search Committee, Latin American Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2010-2011
  • Year of China Planning Committee, 2004-2005
  • Year of China Lecture Series Director, 2005-2006
  • American Council on Education's Global Learning for All Committee, Kennesaw State University, 2004-2005
  • Nominating Committee, Association for Asian Studies/Southeast Conference, 2003-2005
  • Senior Thesis Reader, Paul Boshears, Summary of Findings While Performing an Internship with the Anti-Prejudice Consortium,” in Sociology, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2006
  • Study Abroad to China (Beijing, Xian, Zhengzhou University, Shanghai), University System of Georgia Program, May 2007 and May 2010
  • History and Philosophy Resource Committee, 2007-2008
  • Senior Internship Reader, William Spencer Harris, Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2008
  • Search Committee, Indian Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2012-2013
  • Search Committee, Phenomenology and Non-Western Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2012-2013
  • Search Committee, Comparative Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2014-2015
  • Search Committee, Visiting Professor, Kennesaw State University, 2015-2016
  • Search Committee, Comparative Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2016-2017
  • College Awards Committee, Fall 2017

Other Selected Service

  • JET Program Interviewing Team, Japan Consulate General, Atlanta, Fall 2007, 2008, and Spring 2009
  • Asian Studies Development Program Association of Regional Centers Directors Board 1995-2011
  • Asian Studies Development Program Association of Regional Centers, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-2006
  • East-West Center Association Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-2006
  • Advisory Committee for the East-West Center Association 2009 Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Spring 2007-Fall 2008
  • Juror, Graduate Student Paper Prize Committee, Association for Asian Studies/Southeast Conference, 2003-2004, 2005-2006
  • Juror, Undergraduate Student Paper Prize Committee, Association for Asian Studies/Southeast Conference, 2005-2006
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