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  • CURRICULUM VITAE

    A. Minh Nguyen

    Honors Program & Asian Studies

    Eastern Kentucky University

    138 University Building

    521 Lancaster Avenue

    Richmond, KY 40475

    859-622-8667

    minh.nguyen@eku.edu

    EDUCATION

    1) Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1999 2) M.Phil., Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1994 3) M.A., Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1992 4) B.A., Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1991 5) H.S. Diploma, Valedictorian, William L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, NJ, 1987

    ENHANCED EDUCATION

    1) Salzburg Global Seminar, Global Citizenship Program 71 (Education for Global Citizenship: What, Why, and How?), July 13-20, 2015

    2) Music Student at Eastern Kentucky University, Spring 2009-Fall 2013 (11 Piano Courses, 4.00 GPA)

    ACADEMIC POSITIONS 1) Director, Interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program, Eastern Kentucky University, 2015-

    present

    2) Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, Eastern Kentucky University, 2015-present 3) Associate Director, Honors Program, Eastern Kentucky University, 2013-present 4) Coordinator, National and International Scholarships and Fellowships, Eastern Kentucky

    University, 2013-present

    5) Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Kentucky University, 2013-2015 6) Coordinator, Chautauqua Lecture Series, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010-2014 7) Associate Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Kentucky University, 2008-2013 8) Affiliated Faculty, Honors Program, Eastern Kentucky University, 2007-present 9) Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Kentucky University, 2003-2008 10) Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville, 2002-2003 11) Visiting Instructor in Philosophy, Georgia State University, 2001-2002 12) Part-Time Lecturer in Philosophy, Columbia University et al., 1993-2001

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

    1) Director, Interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program, Eastern Kentucky University, January 2015-present

    Led the effort and worked collaboratively with nearly 30 faculty and staff members

    from various academic departments and units to establish the Interdisciplinary Asian

    Studies Program, which offers a minor and a certificate, and serves as its inaugural

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    Director. Reports to the Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences.

    Member of the Chairs Association. Provides programmatic leadership that supports

    the mission, vision, values, and strategic goals of the University. Responsible for the

    planning, development, implementation, evaluation, refinement, and management of

    the program, including services (from course offerings to enrichment activities),

    budget, and affiliated employees (which include 37 faculty members from five

    colleges as of this writing). Provides leadership in curriculum, assessment, strategic

    planning, programmatic effectiveness, and budgeting. Devises and employs advising,

    recruitment, and retention strategies. Fosters collaborative working relationships with

    affiliated faculty, other program directors, department chairs, student-services

    coordinators, and external counterparts to communicate and coordinate initiatives,

    projects, activities, and materials that support the ongoing commitments and strategic

    goals of the University. Courses encompass a broad range of disciplines, including

    Business, Comparative Literature, Criminal Justice, Cultural Studies, Dance, English,

    Exercise and Sport Science, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Justice Studies,

    Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Women and Gender

    Studies. Obtained grants from the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of

    Academic Excellence and conference travel funding for EKU faculty members from

    the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana

    University. Collaborated with IAUNRC to bring to EKU a photo exhibit on the

    women of Uzbekistan, an expert on the war in Afghanistan (Douglas Wissing), and a

    specialist on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Bill Mankins).

    2) Associate Director, Honors Program, Eastern Kentucky University, August 2013-present

    Reports to the Director of the Honors Program. Assumes primary managerial

    oversight of the following three aspects of the EKU Honors administration: 1)

    Program Assessment: designs, supervises, and oversees all strategic planning and

    assessment functions for the program, including TracDat data collection and

    submission; chairs the Honors Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee; serves

    as the Honors Programs representative on the University Academic Planning and

    Assessment Committee; manages Gen Ed assessment activities and helps faculty

    ensure that their syllabi include required elements, whether Gen Ed or otherwise. 2)

    Conference Coordination: oversees the EKU Honors participation in National

    Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC),

    and Kentucky Honors Roundtable (KHR) conferences, including promoting these

    events (and organizing them as needed such as when EKU Honors hosted the Fall

    2015 KHR Conference), issuing internal calls for proposals, conducting

    brainstorming sessions, reviewing and submitting proposals, proofreading conference

    programs and submitting requested changes, managing conference registrations,

    making travel arrangements, and providing general oversight on trips. (For 25 times

    in the past 26 years, EKU Honors has fielded the largest number of student

    presenters of any honors college or program in the nation at NCHC.) 3) National

    Scholarships: maintains and expands expertise in application processes for national

    and international scholarships and fellowships; recruits, mentors, and supports

    students applying for such awards. Additional responsibilities: 4) Academic

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    Advising: serves as the EKU Honors academic advisor to students majoring in

    Education, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy, who, thanks to their demanding

    clinical courses and schedules, may require or benefit from co-advising; maintains

    and expands expertise in curricular matters relevant to students in these disciplines;

    helps advise incoming students on High Achiever/Honors orientation days. 5)

    Program Leadership: alongside the Director, assumes critical duties of program

    leadership, including managing the program in the Directors absence, serving in

    leadership positions on the Honors Advisory Committee and the Honors Admission

    Committee, representing the Honors Program on the Provosts Council on Academic

    Affairs, participating in and overseeing program events from Honors Convocation to

    Honors Faculty Workshop, standing in as needed when the Director is unable to

    attend or when two events are scheduled at the same time, and serving as moderator

    for one of the two sets of concurrent honors thesis presentation sessions during the

    Honors Thesis Presentation Week.

    3) Coordinator, National and International Scholarships and Fellowships, Eastern Kentucky University, August 2013-present

    Played a pivotal role in the creation of the Office of National and International

    Scholarships and Fellowships, housed within EKU Honors, and serves as its

    inaugural Coordinator. Trained by the National Association of Fellowships Advisors

    (NAFA). Reports to the Director of the Honors Program. Responsible for assisting

    students with the deliberation and application process. Offers individual advising

    assistance to all EKU students in determining appropriate scholarships and

    fellowships to pursue, coordinating application materials, selecting recommenders,

    preparing personal statements, developing project proposals or proposed programs of

    study, and interviewing. Record: 1 Mitchell Scholarship, 1 Fulbright English

    Teaching Assistantship, 1 Humanity in Action Fellowship + 1 Alternate, 1 Phi Kappa

    Phi Fellowship, 2 Gilman Scholarships + 1 Alternate, 1 Salzburg Global Citizenship

    Alliance Internship, 1 Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention.

    4) Coordinator, Chautauqua Lecture Series, Eastern Kentucky University, May 2010-December 2014

    Reported to the Dean of University Programs. Responsible for creating, directing,

    and hosting EKUs university-wide annual lecture series, marketing the program, and

    managing the budget. Brought to EKU numerous internationally renowned speakers

    and performers from a wide variety of disciplines and professions, including Kenneth

    Lee Adelman, Catherine Clinton, Richard Dawkins, Michael Eric Dyson, Eric Foner,

    Robert George, Temple Grandin, Brian Greene, Tyrone Hayes, Geri Jewell, Yul

    Kwon, Tori McClure, N. Gregory Mankiw, Eric Metaxas, Richard Muller, R. Carlos

    Nakai, Martha Nussbaum, Arnold Rampersad, Michael S. Roth, Tali Sharot, Peter

    Singer, Ben Sollee, and Kenji Yoshino. Continually attracted an enthusiastic and

    diverse town-and-gown audience, including more than 2,235 and 2,100 people for

    Richard Dawkins and Temple Grandin, respectively, until this day the largest and the

    second largest audiences in the 17-year history of our program. Annual series

    included a national juried art exhibition on the series theme. Founded the

    interdisciplinary Chautauqua Journal (http://encompass.eku.edu/tcj/), assembled the

    editorial team, solicited and oversaw the review of submissions for the first two