In developing Asian Studies at FIU, Dr. Heine has been the principle investigator on the following:
2015-2016 National Endowment for Humanities
- Summer Institute for College Teachers, “Tokyo: High and Low City”
2013-2017 Japan Foundation
- The South Florida Partnership in Japanese Studies (SFPJS) Housed at FIU Project
- Created a new Japanese History Assistant Professor position
- Research conferences or faculty development workshops for specialist and non-specialist faculty in History and other departments
- Curriculum development through course infusions at FIU and FAU
- Library support to build the vernacular and digital collections
- Publication support to expand the scope of the Japan Studies Review, an annual peer-reviewed journal
- Study tour or research travel to Japan for faculty or graduate students
2007-present National Consortium for Teaching About Asia
- National Consortium for Teaching about Asia teacher training program; FIU is the lead institution in Florida.
- This seminar is designed to give Florida K-12 teachers an introduction to the history and contemporary issues and problems of East Asia, a region whose dynamism and vibrancy is sure to make it an even larger part of the state of Florida and our children’s future.
2008-2011 Japan Foundation
- Salary assistance for Japanese studies
- Created a new sociology instructor position
2006-2008 National Endowment for the Humanities
- Miami-China Connection for "Chinese Language and Culture"
2006-2007 Department of Education
- Foreign Language Assistantship Program grant for "Bilingual Education Through Mandarin Instruction"
2006-2007 Kauffman Entrepreneurship Professors Award
- Asian Values in Business
2004-2007 Center for Global Partnerships
- JapaNet teacher training program
2003-2006 Japan Foundation
- Salary Assistance for language instruction, created a new Japanese instructor position
2001-2004 Department of Education
- Title VI International Undergraduate Programs and Foreign Languages grant for "South Florida Consortium for Asian Arts and Culture"
1999-2001 Department of Education
- Title VI International Undergraduate Programs and Foreign Languages grant for "Asian Globalization and Latin America" Project
Associate Director of the School of International and Public Affairs, 2009-2012
- Performed along with responsibilities as Director of Asian Studies.
Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, 2007
- Bestowed on Dr. Heine by the Government of Japan, this award represents the fourth highest of eight classes associated with the award.
- This award is in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of the study of Japanese culture and the promotion of understanding of Japan.
Kauffman Entrepreneurship Professors Award, 2006
- Awarded by the Florida International University’s Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center housed in the College of Business Administration that has led to research and a seminar on Asian cultural values in business.
- The project is based on Heine’s book White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Goal.
Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Award, 2004
- This was bestowed for lifetime achievement in service to the exchanges between Japan and America and contributing to the benefit of Japan-U.S. relations.
- Editor for the Japan Studies Review journal
- Review editor for Philosophy East and West journal
- American Academy of Religion, Chair (2004-2010)
- Zen Reading Group (2015-present)
- Sacred Space in Asia (2004-2010)
- American Academy of Religion, Chair (1995-2001)
- Japanese Religions Group (1995-2001)
For a complete list of events and activities visit the events page.