Deadline

January 15

2020

Currently we are accepting applications for the Bryant and Alberta Drake Guest Professorship, one-year appointment in the Program of Global Studies. Click below to read more.

Reverend Bryant Drake

The Bryant and Alberta Drake Guest Professorship
at Kobe College

 

History
Rev. Bryant Drake (1895-1979) joined the Kobe College Corporation Board of Directors in 1948, served as President from 1954-70, and continued as an active Board member until his death. He was deeply involved in higher education as a one-time college president and as an administrator with the United Church of Christ. In 1961, he was awarded the Fourth Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Japanese Government for his services on behalf of education in Japan. In 1982, the KCC Board of Directors voted to establish an endowed chair at Kobe College in his honor, the Bryant Drake Guest Professorship. Following the death of Dr. Drake's widow, Alberta, the Drake family requested that the professorship be renamed the Bryant and Alberta Drake Guest Professorship.


Position
The Bryant and Alberta Drake Guest Professor at Kobe College is a one-year appointment for a qualified scholar in a field named by Kobe College. The appointment begins in September or early October.


Qualifications

* Ph.D. and established credentials as a teacher and scholar.
* Interest in actively promoting exchange and understanding between Japan and the U.S.

* Involvement with the teaching process.

 

Honoring the Life of Drake Professor Dr. Robert Mason

On November 15, 2017,KCC-JEE lost one of its long time board members, Rob Mason, after a brief illness. Rob joined KCC-JEE in the fall of 2005 and over the years served as chair of the Drake Professorship and as co-president with Dave Therkelsen in 2012.Rob was an important presence on the KCC-JEE board for his belief in international educational exchange, his deep commitment to student learning, and for his genial, kind spirited leadership on the Board. He was also a friend whom we will miss. The Rob Mason Memorial Fund has been established to support the programs that were closest to his heart.

Rob's Life and Legacy                 The Rob Mason Memorial Fund                           Rob's Book

Some past recipients of the Bryant and Alberta Drake Guest Professorship:

 

 

2004-2005

Dr. Robert Mason, Ph.D.

Professor of
Geography and Urban Studies

Temple University

2008-2009
Dr. Edward K. Chan, PhD

Associate Professor of
Transnational American Studies at Aichi University.

 2010 -2011

Owen Montague, 

Dance Instructor, Choreographer

2013-2014

Dr. Velma Grover, PhD

Human Sciences

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