search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Stephen COVELL

DF (1999)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Stephen
Middle Name
 
Last Name
COVELL
Sex
Male
Organization
Western Michigan University
Title
Chair, Dept. of Comparative Religion; Director, Soga Japan Center
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Kalamazoo
State
MI
Zip Code
49008
Country
United States
Telephone
269-387-4365
Email
s.covell@wmich.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3924&sid=13b182c54b9f8517478864ee5147e2dc
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: Philosophy & Religion

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

Answer: I am currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion where I also hold a named professorship (Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion). I also serve as founding Director of my university's Japan Center. www.wmich.edu/sogajapancenter http://www.wmich.edu/religion/stephen_covell.html

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: YES

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 2001
Field: Philosophy & Religion
University: Princeton University

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

Answer: The fellowship provided funding at a critical stage in my early research.

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: I believe a workshop format would be very helpful. I would be happy to help serve in some way.