FLORENCE---Samuel H. Howell Jr., assistant professor of art at Francis Marion University, has been awarded a Sasakawa Fellowship through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
The fellowship will support Howell’s participation in the National Faculty Development Institute on “Incorporating Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum” at San Diego State University June 7 to July 2, 1999.
The award covers institute tuition, housing, $500 in transportation costs and a $675 stipend for meals and other expenses.
The institute is designed for faculty without prior experience in Japanese studies who wish to incorporate information about Japan into the undergraduate courses they teach. It involves four weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings and cultural activities focused on Japanese culture, literature, history, government, business and education. The staff includes internationally recognized Japan scholars from across the United States and abroad.
Participants must be faculty members of AASCU institutions.
The Sasakawa Fellowships are made possible by a generous endowment from the Nippon Foundation.
Howell has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1994. He earned a bachelor’s degree from New College in Sarasota, Fla., a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.