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James L. Huffman

Born: Plymouth, Indiana, October 1941. Qualifications: Ph.D., History (modern Japan), University of Michigan, 1972; Language Study, Interuniversity Center, Tokyo, 1969-70; M.A., Asian Studies, University of Michigan, 1967; Graduate Study, journalism/international relations, University of Minnesota, 1965-66; M.S.J., Journalism, Northwestern University, 1964; A.B., Indiana Wesleyan University, 1963. Employment: H. Orth Hirt Professor Emeritus of History, Wittenberg University, 2007-; Hirt Professor, 1999-2007; Professor, 1987-99; Associate Professor, 1980-87; Assistant Professor, 1977-80; Chair, Department of History, 1992-94 (acting chair, Fall 2001); Director, Common Learning, 1991-93; Bennett Boskey Visiting Professor of History, Williams College, Spring 2012; Professor, Semester at Sea (University of Virginia), Fall 2011, Spring 2015; Visiting professor of history, Dartmouth College, Spring 2008; Assistant Professor of History-Journalism; Assistant Dean of Students, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1975-77; Assistant Professor, History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1972-75; Reporter, Minneapolis Tribune , 1964-66. Awards: Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies Award, Association for Asian Studies, March 2017; Jackson and Caroline Bailey Public Service Award, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, 2007; Distinguished Teaching Award, Ohio Academy of History, 1992; Wittenberg Distinguished Teaching Award, 1991; ODK Distinguished Teaching Award for Newer Faculty, 1980. He has an extensive history of publications, far too numerous to list.