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Brian Lee Foster, American dean, educator. Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow, 1967-1968, Social Science Research Council/American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1970-1972, East-West Center fellow, 1978, 80; National Science Foundation grantee, 1976-1979, 81-83, United States Department Education grantee, 1986-1988.


Foster, Brian Lee was born on December 23, 1938 in Princeton, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph Marion and Vera Mildred (Brenneman) Foster.


Bachelor, Northern Illinois University, 1967. AM, University Michigan, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1972.


Assistant professor anthropology, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1972-1978;associate professor anthropology, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1978-1980;with, Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1980;chair anthropology department, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1982-1986;professor anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1983;dean Graduate College, Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1986. President Western Association Graduate Schools, 1990-1991. Member Executive Committee S.E. Asia Studies Summer Institute, since 1990.

Member Graduate Record Examination Board, since 1991, chairelect 1993, Test of English as Foreign Language Council, since 1991, member Executive Committee Council Research Policy and Graduate Education, since 1991.



Fellow American Anthropological Association. Member American Ethnological Society, Society for Anthropology of Work, Association for Asian Studies (southeast Asia council 1986-1987), Thai-Lao Cambodia Studies Group.


Married Lerke E. Holzwarth, July 7, 1967. Children: Catherine Louise, Thomas Brian.

Joseph Marion Foster

Vera Mildred (Brenneman) Foster

Lerke E. Holzwarth

Catherine Louise Foster

Thomas Brian Foster