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  1. Department Head
  2. Faculty
  3. Lecturers
  4. Graduate Students
  5. Staff

Department Head

On-cho Ng

  • Head of the Asian Studies Department
  • Professor of History, Asian Studies and Philosophy
(814) 867-2910

Faculty

Jessamyn Abel

  • Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and History
(814) 865-3931

Jonathan Abel

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Japanese
(814) 865-2263

David Atwill

  • Director of Graduate Studies in History
  • Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 865-1218

Jade Atwill

  • Asian Studies Librarian
(814) 863-0738

Kathlene Baldanza

  • Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0131

Erica Brindley

  • Professor of Asian Studies, History, and Philosophy
(814) 863-3968

Suresh Canagarajah

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor in Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies
  • Director, Migration Studies Project
(814) 865-6229

Gretchen Casper

  • Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies
(814) 865-8748

Tina Chen

  • Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies
  • Editor, Verge: Studies in Global Asias
(814) 863-9592

Madhuri Desai

  • Associate Professor of Art History and Asian Studies
(814) 865-4885

Charlotte Eubanks

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies
(814) 863-4933

Eric Hayot

  • Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies
(814) 865-1188

Ronnie Hsia

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History
(814) 863-8942

Prakash Kumar

  • Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 863-4923

Flynt Leverett

  • Professor of International Affairs and Asian Studies

Xiaofei Lu

  • Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
(814) 865-4692

Kate Markel-Hess

  • Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 865-0750

Kimberly Powell

  • Associate Professor of Education, Art Education and Asian Studies
(814) 865-7318

Sumita Raghuram

  • Associate Professor, Human Resource Management
(814) 865-5425

Maia Ramnath

  • Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0086

Bee-yan Roberts

  • Professor of Economics and Asian Studies
(814) 863-1996

Gonzalo Rubio

  • Associate Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and History
(814) 863-4946

Shuang Shen

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese
(814) 863-0589

Gregory Smits

  • Associate Professor of History
(814) 863-0172

Susan G. Strauss

  • Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
  • Editor, The Korean Language in America Penn State University
(814) 863-7986

Reiko Tachibana

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies
(814) 863-4932

Chang Tan

  • Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies
(814) 867-3708

Nicolai Volland

  • Assistant Professor in Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
(814) 867-3422

Vineeta Yadav

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
(814) 867-3715

We Jung Yi

  • Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
(814) 865-7671

Xiaoye You

  • Associate Professor of English and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0595

Ning Yu

  • Professor of Applied Linguistics
(814) 867-7365

Boliang Zhu

  • Assistant Professor
(814) 865-6901

Ran Zwigenberg

  • Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, History and Jewish Studies
(814) 867-4608

Lecturers

Chunyuan Di

  • Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-3419

Wen-Hua Du

  • Senior Lecturer in Chinese
  • Coordinator of the Chinese Language Program
(814) 867-3261

Ying Feng

  • Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-5996

Erika Hirano-Cook

  • Lecturer in Japanese
(814) 867-4965

Sorin Huh

  • Senior Lecturer in Korean
  • Coordinator of the Korean Language Program
(814) 867-6205

Haruko Iwami

  • Senior Lecturer in Japanese
  • Coordinator of the Japanese Language Program
(814) 867-3421

Lan Kim

  • Lecturer in Korean
(814) 867-5992

Ming-Ying Li

  • Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-5997

Natsuko Osada

  • Lecturer in Japanese
(814) 867-3264

Suchsmita Sen

  • Senior Lecturer in Hindi
  • Coordinator of the Hindi Language Program
(814) 865-1154

Rose Tan

  • Senior Lecturer
(814) 867-4035

Mami Tanaka

  • Lecturer in Japanese
(814) 867-4965

Fang Wan

  • Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-4965

Jae Rim Yoon

  • Lecturer in Korean
(814) 867-5991

Jia Yu

  • Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-4605

Staff

Rebecca M. Bressler

  • Administrative Support Coordinator 4
(814) 865-0214

Rebecca Cross

  • Administrative Support Assistant 4
(814) 863-5417

Nicole Force

  • Administrative Support Coordinator 5
(814) 863-9628

Carol Ritter

  • Administrative Support Assistant 3
(814) 865-1016

Courtney Robison

  • Administrative Support Assistant 3
(814) 865-1352

Bonnie Rossman

  • Administrative Support Assistant 3
(814) 867-4430

Laura Shaffer

  • Administrative Support Assistant 2
(814) 865-7233

Sue Stewart

  • Administrative Support Assistant 3