Oct. 25, 2012
Greg Guelcher, professor of history at Morningside College, was elected to serve as executive secretary of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) at the annual meeting in September. This is his third three-year term.
As executive secretary for upcoming meetings, Guelcher’s job will be to manage the daily business and finances of the conference, as well as help plan and manage the annual meeting. He will also serve as the book editor of the conference’s online, peer-reviewed journal “Studies on Asia.” Also at the meeting, Guelcher served as chair and discussant for a conference panel titled “Visual Narratives of Imagining ‘Japan:’ From Medieval to Modern.”
For more than a half century, MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia. The conference features panels at which faculty, graduate and undergraduate students can present and discuss new research and educational tools.
Guelcher, who has been teaching at Morningside College since 1996, received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio and his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.