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People

E Brindley

Erica Brindley

Head, Department of Asian Studies
Professor of Asian Studies, History, and Philosophy
(814) 867-3261
Shuang shen

Shuang Shen

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese
Director of Graduate Studies
(814) 863-0589
Jess Birkenholtz

Jessica Birkenholtz

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Director of Undergraduate Graduate Studies
(814) 865-5747

Faculty

Jessica Abel

Jessamyn R. Abel

Associate Professor of Asian Studies
(814) 865-3931
john abel

Jonathan E. Abel

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

Jade Atwill

Asian Studies Librarian
(814) 863-0738
K Baldanza

Kathlene Baldanza

Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0131
Jess Birkenholtz

Jessica Birkenholtz

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Director of Undergraduate Graduate Studies
(814) 865-5747
Gretchen Casper

Gretchen Casper

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

Tina Chen

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

Madhuri Desai

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

Charlotte Eubanks

Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies
(814) 863-4933
On-Cho Ng

On-cho Ng

Professor of History, Asian Studies and Philosophy
(814) 867-2910
Jooyeon Rhee

Jooyeon Rhee

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
Director of the Institute for Korean Studies
(814) 867-5284

Flora Shao

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies
(814) 865-4847
Shuang shen

Shuang Shen

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese
Director of Graduate Studies
(814) 863-0589
Jayoung Song

Jayoung Song

Assistant Professor of Korean
(814) 867-3260
Susan Strauss

Susan G. Strauss

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

Chang Tan

Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies
814-867-3708
N Volland

Nicolai Volland

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
(814) 867-3422
xiaoye you

Xiaoye You

Liberal Arts Professor of English and Asian Studies
(814) 863-4533
Ning Yu

Ning Yu

Professor of Asian Studies and Applied Linguistics
(814) 867-7365
Ran Zwigenberg

Ran Zwigenberg

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Jewish Studies
(814) 867-4608

Teaching Faculty

Hyun Soon (Julie) Cho-Min

Hyun Soon (Julie) Cho-Min

Assistant Teaching Professor in Korean
Chunyuan Di

Chunyuan Di

Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 865-1154
Ying Feng

Ying Feng

Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-5996
Erika Hirano

Erika Hirano

Assistant Teaching Professor of Japanese
(814) 867-4965
Haruko Iwami

Haruko Iwami

Associate Teaching Professor of Japanese
Coordinator of the Japanese Language Program
(814) 867-3421
Lan Kim

Lan Kim

Associate Teaching Professor of Korean
Coordinator of the Korean Language Program
(814) 867-3421
Ok-sim Kim

Ok-sim Kim

Assistant Teaching Professor of Korean
(814) 867-5284
Yupeng Kou

Yupeng Kou

Assistant Teaching Professor of Chinese
Coordinator of the Chinese Language Program
(814) 867-3422
Joungmok Lee

Joungmok Lee

Lecturer in Korean
S Long

Shuishui Long

Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-5997
Miki Murakami

Miki Murakami

Lecturer in Japanese
Natsuko Osada

Natsuko Osada

Lecturer in Japanese
Na-Young Ryu

Na-Young Ryu

Assistant Teaching Professor of Korean
(814) 867-5992
Suchsmita Sen

Suchsmita Sen

Associate Teaching Professor of Hindi
Coordinator of the Hindi Language Program
(814) 865-1154

Mami Tanaka

Lecturer in Japanese
fang wan

Fang Wan

Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-4967

Hsiao-Hui Yang

Assistant Teaching Professor of Asian Studies

Jia Yu

Lecturer in Chinese
(814) 867-5991

Affiliate Faculty

Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis

Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis

Assistant Professor of Art Education & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Soo-yong Byun

Soo-yong Byun

Associate Professor of Education, Demography, and Asian Studies
(814) 863-1626
Suresh Canagarajah

Suresh Canagarajah

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

Eric Hayot

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

Ronnie Hsia

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

Elaine Hui

Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Relations and Asian Studies
(814) 865-0066
Prakash Kumar

Prakash Kumar

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

Flynt Leverett

Professor of International Affairs and Asian Studies
sara liao

Sara Liao

Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Asian Studies
Xiaofei Lu

Xiaofei Lu

Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
(814) 865-4692
kim powell

Kimberly Powell

Associate Professor of Education, Art Education and Asian Studies
(814) 865-7318
Bee-yan Roberts

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
Mary SHenk

Mary Shenk

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Demography, and Asian Studies
Gregory Smits

Gregory Smits

Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0172
Vineeta Yadav

Vineeta Yadav

Associate Professor of Political Science
(814) 867-3715
Boliang Zhu

Boliang Zhu

Associate Professor of Political Science
(814) 865-6901

Graduate Students

Staff

Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown

Administrative Support Coordinator
(814) 863-4288
Rebecca Cross

Rebecca Cross

Administrative Support Coordinator
(814) 863-5417
Laura Shaffer

Laura Shaffer

Administrative Support Assistant
Head/Faculty Support for Asian Studies
Tom Spencer Headshot

Tom Spencer

Department of Asian Studies Academic Adviser
(814) 865-0342

Emeriti Faculty

R Tachibana

Reiko Tachibana

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