For more than a decade, Dr. Lucien Ellington, professor in The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Teacher Preparation Academy and Co-Director of the UTC Asia Program, has served as the founding editor of Education About Asia, a publication created to inform teachers and undergraduate professors. The publisher of Education About Asia is the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), a leading Asian Studies academic organization. AAS has asked Ellington to play a new role.
According to the newsletter published in fall 2007, the AAS is publishing a series of teaching booklets designed for undergraduate humanities, social science courses and advanced high school classes.
“After Robert Entenmann’s resignation due to personal commitments, AAS Editorial Board Chair, Martha Selby, and I asked Education About Asia Editor, Lucien Ellington, whether he would consider taking on the role of “Key Issues” Editor. We are thrilled to announce that Lucien agreed to spearhead this important new series. Lucien will of course continue as Editor of Education About Asia. Lucien is ideally situated to guide “Key Issues” to great success and we have very high hopes for the series under his editorship,” said Jon Wilson, AAS Publications Manager.
Ellington’s work with the Asia Program and The Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Wachman Center will bring a weekend-long history institute to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel for 45 educators from 21 states. The group will participate in “China’s Encounter with the West” on March 1-2. Read more.
With extensive preparation and a study trip to Japan behind them, Ellington led a team of UTC educators including Dr. Craig Laing, Alice Tym and Dr. Sandra Watson to create a Japan teaching module, an online public service tool to assist future teachers, current teachers, students in high school and freshmen and sophomores in survey courses in college. The group recently presented the teaching module at the Southeast Conference/ Association for Asian Studies.
“Lucien began his outreach work in 1985 with the established of the UTC Japan Project (now the UTC Asia Program) and through his grant writing, teacher trips to Asia, many publications, and hard work and perseverance, has become the leading figure in Asian Studies outreach,” said Dr. Richard Rice, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Asia Program.