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Chinese Language Program, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Nan Jiang
Associate Professor. Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona, 1998
Study of cognitive/psycholinguistic processes and mechanisms involved in adult second language acquisition

Mei Kong
Lecturer. M.A., Nanjing University, 1989, Chinese Language; M.A., Georgetown University, 2004.
Areas of specialization: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

Jung-Jung Lee
Lecturer. M.A., University of Iowa, 1998.
Areas of specialization: Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Andrew Schonebaum
Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Columbia University, 2004.
Areas of specialization: Chinese literature, medicine and cultural history, particularly of the premodern period.  

Yuli Wang
Lecturer. M.A., Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 1997.
Areas of specialization: Chinese Calligraphy (brush-writing), Chinese Classical Music, Chinese Traditional Art.

Minglang Zhou
Associate Professor. Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1993.
Areas of specialization: Language and ethnicity, Bilingual education, and teaching Chinese as a second language.

Japanese Language Program, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Kumiko Akikawa
Lecturer. M.A., American University, 2008.

Makiko Inoue
Lecturer. B.A., Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, 2001; M.A., Ohio State University, 2005.

Eleanor Kerkham
Associate Professor Emerita. Ph.D. Indiana University, 1975.
Area of specialization: Early Modern and Modern Japanese Literature.

Michele Mason
Associate Professor. Ph.D. in Modern Japanese Literature from the University of California, Irvine (2005).
Areas of specialization: Modern Japanese literature and history, Colonial and postcolonial studies, Gender and feminist studies, and Masculinity studies.

Satoko Naito
Assistant Professor. Ph.D. Columbia University 2010.

S. Robert Ramsey
Professor & Chair, School of Languages Literatures and Cultures, Japanese, Korean
Areas of specialization: The historical development of Japanese and Korean and the historical relationships between the two languages.

Etsuko Yamakita
Senior Lecturer. B.A., Kobe Kaisei Women's College, 1977; B.S., University of Maryland-College Park, 1984; M.A., University of Oregon, 1989.

Lindsay Yotsukura
Associate Professor. Japanese language program Advisor. Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from The Ohio State University in 1997.
Areas of specialization: Japanese linguistics, focusing on cross-cultural pragmatics and discourse analysis from a corpus-linguistic perspective.

Korean Language Program, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

John D. Finch

S. Robert Ramsey
Professor & Chair, School of Languages Literatures and Cultures, Japanese, Korean
Areas of specialization: The historical development of Japanese and Korean and the historical relationships between the two languages.

Younghi K. Ramsey
Lecturer. Yonsei University in Korean language and literature.
Areas of specialization: Korean language. Asian Art.

Second Language Acquistion Program, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Steven J. Ross
Professor. Ph.D. University of Hawai'i Manoa.
Areas of specialization: Discourse analyses of oral proficiency interviews, the influence of metalinguistic knowledge on proficiency growth, language attrition, and modeling proficiency growth over time.

Department of Art History and Archaeology

Jason Kuo
Professor. Ph.D. University of Michigan.
Areas of specialization: Chinese Art.

Yui Suzuki
Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles.
Areas of specialization: Medieval Japanese Art

Alicia Volk
Associate Professor. Ph.D. Yale University.
Areas of specialization: Modern Japanese Art.

Asian American Studies Program

Shuji Otsuka
Lecturer. Ph.D. in History, Northwestern University.
Areas of specialization: U.S.-Japan Relations, TransPacific Histories, Comparative Ethnic Studies

Department of Education Policy and Leadership

Jing Lin
Professor. Ed.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Areas of specialization: Social and political transformations in China since 1978, Education for ethnic minorities.

Department of Education Policy Studies

Barbara Finkelstein
Professor Emerita. B.A., Barnard College, 1959; M.A., Columbia University Teachers College, 1960; Ed.D., 1970.

Department of Entomology

Michael Co Ma
Professor. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison in Entomology (1978).
Areas of specialization: Insect Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, Virology.

Department of Finance

Michael Justin Lee
Lecturer. M.B.A., New York University (1992)
Areas of specialization: Corporate Finance, Institutional Investment, International Finance

Department of Geographical Sciences

Mengxue Li
Assistant Professor. Ph.D. Wuhan University of Technology (2009)
Director of International Programs, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Areas of specialization: International S & T Cooperation in Earth Observation Area, Data Policy

Department of Government & Politics

Douglas Grob
Associate Professor. Ph.D. Stanford University (2001).
Areas of specialization: Political Economy of Institutions, Rule of Law, Chinese Legal Reform, American Political Development

Scott L. Kastner
Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 2003.
Areas of specialization: International Relations, International Political Economy, International Politics of East Asia, Relations across the Taiwan Strait.

Margaret M. Pearson
Professor. Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University (1987).
Areas of specialization: The evolution of China's regulatory state, China's participation in the WTO.

Department of History

James Zheng Gao
Associate Professor. Ph.D. Yale 1994.
Areas of specialization: China, East Asia

Charles R. Lilley

Marlene J. Mayo
Associate Professor Emerita. Ph.D., Columbia University, 1961.
Areas of specialization: Modern Japanese History, East Asian History

Lisa Rose Mar
Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of Toronto.
Areas of specialization: Immigrants and Asian Americans

Ting Zheng
Associate Professor. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins.
Areas of specialization: Cultural and Legal History of Late Imperial China

Department of Mathematics

Denny Gulick
Professor . B.A., Oberlin College, 1958; M.A., Yale University, 1960; Ph.D., 1963.

School of Music

Robert C. Provine
Professor Emeritus. Ph.D. in Music Harvard University.
Areas of specialization: Ethnomusicology, Korean music, East Asian music.

J. Lawrence Witzleben
Professor. Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh.
Areas of specialization: Ethnomusicology, Chinese music.

Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Y. Martin Lo
Associate Professor. Ph.D. (1995) Food Science & Technology/Biochemical Engineering, Ohio State University.
Areas of specialization: Integrating biotechnology and process engineering for the advancement of food safety and value-added food products.

Department of Philosophy

Xiaorong Li
Research Scholar. Ph.D.
Areas of Specialization: Human rights, democratization, ethics of globalization, non-government sector and civil society development.

Department of Physics

Chuan Sheng Liu
Professor. Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (1968)

Department of Sociology

Feinian Chen
Professor. Ph.D. Sociology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001)
Areas of specialization: Women’s work and family, intergenerational relations, population aging and health, and simulation studies of structural equation models.

Department of Theater

Franklin J. Hildy
Professor. Ph.D., Theatre, Northwestern University, 1980.
Areas of specialization: Theatre Architecture, Theatre Archaeology, History of Stage Technology, Problems in the Production of pre/early-Modern Drama, Shakespearean Stagecraft., New Technology and post-modern performance, Theatre Consulting.

Helen Huang
Professor. M.F.A., Set and Costume Design, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1988.
Areas of specialization: Costume Design, Scenic design, Painting, Drawing and Photography.

Department of Women's Studies

Seung-kyung Kim
Professor. Ph.D. (1990), Certificate of Women's Studies (1990), and M.A. (1987) City University of New York Graduate Center.
Areas of specialization: Women and work, Anthropology of gender, Feminist theory and movements, Asian and Asian-American women.

Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)

Brook Hefright
Assistant Research Scientist. Ph.D. University of Michigan (2011).
Areas of specialization: Less Commonly Taught Languages

Confucius Institute at Maryland

Donna Wiseman, Ph.D.

Jianxin (James) Cui
Deputy Director and Lead Teacher

Rebecca McGinnis

Maryland China Initiative

Nathaniel Ahrens


Chin-Yin Chen, Librarian

Carleton Jackson, Director, Library Media Services

Kana Jenkins, Coordinator, Gordon W. Prange Collection

Amy P. Wasserstrom, Manager, Gordon W. Prange Collection

Jean Wu, Librarian, East Asia Collection and Prange Collection

Yukako Tatsumi, Curator, Gordon W. Prange Collection

UGST-Honors Program

Miyuki Kagawa Yoshikami
Lecturer. B.A., California State University-Los Angeles, 1960; M.A., University of Maryland-College Park, 1990; Ph.D., 1993.
Areas of specialization: Japanese music and performing arts

Center for East Asian Studies
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
1102 Francis Scott Key Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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