search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Gary DeCOKER

DF (1983)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Gary
Middle Name
Edwin
Last Name
DeCOKER
Sex
Male
Organization
Earlham College
Title
Professor, Japanese Studies
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Japan Study, Earlham College, 801 National Road West
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Richmond
State
IN
Zip Code
47374
Country
United States
Telephone
765-983-1890
Email
decokga@earlham.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3349&sid=1489f5bbac4cb4825e94941b3eb2d1cb
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Education

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: Teaching in a Japanese Studies program Directing a student/faculty exchange program between Waseda University and 2 consortia of Midwestern U.S. liberal arts colleges.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1987
Field: Education
University: University of Michigan

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: Without this support, I would not have been able to pursue my dissertation research. It was crucial to my Ph.D. and subsequent career.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: Given the current employment climate for recent Ph.D's, it might be interesting to have fellows from a wide range of professional backgrounds talk about how they have used their Japan experience in their career. Thank you. Gary