Affiliated Faculty

Aronson, Jonathan
Professor, Communication and International Relations
Research Areas: International communication policy, globalization and international trade

Bernards, Brian
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Modern Chinese and Southeast Asian literature and cinema, Sinophone studies, postcolonial studies

Bialock, David
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Medieval Japanese literature, classical Japanese poetry, literature and the environment

Birge, Bettine
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and History

Research Areas: Pre-modern Chinese Civilization

Chen, Baizhu
Professor, Clinical Finance and Business Economics
Research Areas: Macroeconomics and international economics (emphasis on China)

Cheng, Harrison
Associate Professor, Economics
Research Areas: Chinese economic development

Cheng, Meiling
Associate Professor, Theatre, Critical Studies, and English
Research Areas: Chinese contemporary art, performance art, visual and kinetic theatre

Cheung, Dominic
Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature
Research Areas: Modern and classical Chinese literature, Chinese cultural studies and art

Chi, Iris
Professor, Social Work
Research Areas: Long-term care and community service systems for the elderly in the U.S. and China, mental health chronic illness, social support

Choe, Youngmin
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Korean film and culture, contemporary East Asian visual culture, trans-Asian cinema

Chung, Ruth Gim

Associate Professor, Clinical Education
Research Areas: Asian-American cultural identity, Korean American acculturation and identity, mental health and intergenerational conflict

Cooper, Eugene
Professor, Anthropology
Research Areas: Chinese civilization, folk custom, popular religion, contemporary China

Dekle, Robert
Professor, Economics
Research Areas: Economies of Japan and East Asia, international finance, open-economy and development

Drobnick, Richard
Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, and Research Professor, Management and Organization
Research Areas: Pacific Rim economic and business issues

Farver, Jo Ann
Professor, Psychology
Research Areas: Cross-cultural studies of Mainland Chinese school age children, development psychology, violence and young children, early literacy

Frazier, Robeson Taj
Assistant Professor, Communication
Research Areas: Media influences between Chinese/Asian and Black Americans, race relations, cross cultural exchange

Godart, Clinton
Assistant Professor, History, Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Modern Japanese history, intellectual history of Japan, history of science, Buddhism in modern Japan

Goldstein, Joshua
Associate Professor, History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Modern Chinese history

Hamao, Yasushi
Associate Professor, Finance and Business Economics
Research Areas: Japanese financial markets and institutions

Hayden, George

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Premodern Chinese literature, text and music of classical drama, history of Chinese language

Heikkila, Eric
Professor, Policy, Planning & Development, Director, International Initiatives
Research Areas: Urban and economic development in East Asia

Hoji, Hajime
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Linguistics
Research Areas: Japanese/East Asian linguistics

Hong, Yu
Assistant Professor, Communication
Research Areas: China's information and communications industry

Houston, Velina Hasu
Professor, Theatre
Research Areas: Asian-American drama/playwriting, multiethnic identity and interracial relationships

Hung, Mingyi
Associate Professor, Accounting
Research Areas: Accounting information in global markets and China

Hwang, Kyung Moon

Associate Professor, History
Research Areas: Modern transformation of the structures of socio-political authority and hierarchy in Korea

Hymans, Jacques
Associate Professor, International Relations
Research Areas: International security in Asia and beyond, comparative foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, and the growth and impact of collective identities

James, David
Professor, Cinematic Arts
Research Areas: Asian cinema and avant-garde cinema

Jian, Lian
Assistant Professor, Communication
Research Areas: Global economics of online information systems, peer-to-peer online sharing, and online content production

Joines, Douglas
Professor, Finance and Business Economics
Research Areas: Taxes, deficits, and social security in the global system including Japan

Kang, David
Director, East Asian Studies Center, Professor, International Relations and Business, and Director, Korean Studies Institute
Research Areas: International relations of Asia, economic development, security relations, and the historical basis of contemporary relations

Katada, Saori
Associate Professor, International Relations
Research Areas: Japanese foreign policy, international political economy, and regionalism

Kim, Nam-Kil
Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Korean and East Asian linguistics

Kondo, Dorinne
Professor, Anthropology and American Studies and Ethnicity
Research Areas: Japan, cultural theory, performance , aesthetics and politics, cross-racial identification/ multiracial collaboration, modes of embodiment, ethnography

Kurashige, Lon
Associate Professor, History and American Studies and Ethnicity
Research Areas: East Asian comparative politics, economic development, and Korean labor reform

Lee, Kwan Min
Associate Professor, Communication
Research Areas: Social and psychological impacts of communication and Korea telecommunications

Lee, Sonya
Associate Professor, Art History, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Religion
Research Areas: Chinese religious art and architecture, visual cultures of the Silk Road

Li, Audrey
Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Linguistics
Research Areas: Chinese language and linguistics and syntax

Lin, Thomas
Professor, Accounting
Research Areas:  Chinese accounting and management, control systems, strategic cost management

Lippit, Akira Mizuta
Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Cinematic Arts, and Comparative Literature
Research Areas: Japanese film and culture, experimental film and video, critical and literary theory, visual culture

Lynch, Daniel
Associate Professor, International Relations
Research Areas: Politics of greater China and East Asian relations

Ma, Qingyun
Dean, Architecture
Research Areas: International design, planning, and architecture

Meeks, Lori
Associate Professor, Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Religious and social history of Japan, Buddhist Monasticism, women and gender

Moon, Roger
Professor, Economics
Research Areas: International finance, econometrics theory, applied econometrics, and empirical finance

Nugent, Jeffrey
Professor, Economics and Business
Research Areas: China economic development, political economy of reform, functions of business associations, small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises

Park, C. W.
Professor, Marketing
Research Areas: International consumer research and marketing

Parreñas, Rhacel
Professor, Sociology and Gender Studies
Research Areas: Feminization of labor and migration in globalization, with past fieldwork done in Italy, Japan, the Philippines, and United States

Park, Sunyoung
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Modern Korea literary and cultural history

Piggott, Joan
Professor, History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Pre-modern historical studies in Japan and East Asia

Pryor, Larry
Associate Professor, Journalism
Research Areas: Critical studies of technology, chaos theory in international journalism, and new media interaction

Rajagopalan, Nandini
Professor, Management and Organization
Research Areas: Corporate governance in emerging economies including China and India, corporate boards, and corporate diversification

Richardson, Harry
Professor, Policy, Planning & Development
Research Areas: Growth management policies in the U.S., Japan, and Korea, and urban/regional development

Rosen, Stanley
Professor, Political Science
Research Areas: Politics in the People's Republic of China, Chinese film, and Chinese society

Seaman, Gary
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Research Areas: Taiwan, China, ethnographic film, hypermedia and religious rituals

Seiter, Ellen
Professor, Cinematic Arts
Research Areas: New media technologies, gender and media, and use of technologies in the domestic sphere and the classroom

Sheehan, Brett
Associate Professor, History
Research Areas: Development of Chinese business culture

Shih, Jean C.
Professor, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Neuroscience
Research Areas: Health promotion in China, molecular pharmacology and toxicology

Shimazaki, Satoko
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Early modern Japanese literature and theatre

Simpson, Andrew

Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Linguistics
Research Areas: Comparative syntax of East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian languages: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi, Bengali

Steele, James
Professor, Architecture
Research Areas: Asian architecture, history and theory of architecture

Strauss, John
Professor, Economics
Research Areas: International development economics and the economics of the household

Tan, Guofu
Professor, Economics
Research Areas: Chinese economy, transition economies, antitrust economics, auction theory, and industrial organization

Tang, Shui Yan
Professor, Policy, Planning & Development
Research Areas: Environmental policy in Taiwan and East Asia, microcredit, and common-pool resources

Wang, Jay
Associate Professor, Public Relations
Research Areas: Communication in the contemporary process of globalization, with a focus on China

Wang, Shiing-Wu
Associate Professor, Accounting
Research Areas: Financial accounting and taxation

Williams, Duncan
Associate Professor, Religion
Research Areas: Japanese Buddhist history, Buddhism and environmentalism, and American Buddhism

Wise, Carol
Associate Professor, International Relations
Research areas: International political economy, institutional reform, international development, Latin American politics and economics, interdevelopment, China-Latin American relations

Wu, Yanhui
Assistant Professor, Finance and Business Economics
Research areas: Organizational Economics, labor economics, media economics, Chinese economy

Yang, Aimei
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Research areas: Public relations, NGO networks in China

Language Faculty

Chang, John (Wen-Kuang)
Master Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese language and pedagogy

Fang, Xianxian
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese language

Huang, Nansong
Associate Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages & Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese language and pedagogy

Ikeda, Mayumi
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Japanese language

Irie, Maki
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Japanese syntax and semantics

Ju, Hee
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Korean language

Kumagai, Yuka
Master Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Japanese language pedagogy

Liao, Hsiao-Yun
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese language

Liu, Yi-Hsien
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese language

Magriney, Christopher
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese language

Matsumoto, Yumi
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Japanese Language

Tamanaha, Masako
Assistant Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Japanese language pedagogy

Tseng, Tin-Yu
Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese Language

Yang, Ping
Senior Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Chinese Language

Emeriti Faculty

Berger, Gordon
Professor Emeritus, History
Research Areas: 20th century political and institutional Japanese history

Dingman, Roger
Professor Emeritus, International Relations
Research Areas: U.S.-Japan relations

Fromson, Murray
Professor Emeritus, Communication and Journalism
Research Areas: International journalism

Furth, Charlotte
Professor Emerita, History
Research Areas: Cultural studies of science and gender in China and history of the late l9th/20th centuries to Ming-Qing period and beyond

Rideout, William
Professor Emeritus, Education
Research Areas: International/intercultural Education

Schnepp, Otto
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
Research Areas: Science and technology of modern China and optical molecular spectroscopy

Wills, Jr., John
Professor Emeritus, History
Research Areas: History of maritime Asia and Chinese history

NTT Faculty

Choung, Jinhee
Lecturer, Political Science
Research Areas: East Asian comparative politics, economic development, and Korean labor reform

Chow, Mina
Lecturer, Architecture
Research Areas: International design, architecture, planning

Lee, Jehoon
Director, Center for Asian-Pacific Leadership, Research Associate Professor, Social Work
Research Areas: Korea-U.S. exchange, local government administration, housing, planning methods

Lee, Steven
Director, USC Korea International Office, Adjunct Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Linguistics

Mizuta, Miya
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages and Cultures and Art History

Research Areas: Japanese literature

Wang, Juliana
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Environmental Studies Program
Research Areas: Energy economics, water resource management, urban economics, economics of climate change, regulation and governance of natural monopolies, and sustainable development.

Wiseman, Geoffrey
Professor of the Pratice, International Relations
Research Areas: Diplomatic theory, international security, and the Asia-Pacific Region

Xiao, Yan 
Adjunct Research Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Areas: Chinese science and technology, seismic analysis, and implementation of new materials into structural design

Postdoctoral Fellows

Fiss, Geraldine
Postdoctoral Research Associate, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Modern Chinese and comparative literature, Chinese women’s literature and film, East Asian eco-criticism, film and visual culture

Librarians

Kim, Joy
Curator, Korean Heritage Library
Research Areas: Korean acquisitions

Klein, Kenneth
Head Librarian, East Asian Library
Research Areas: East Asian library acquisitions

Lee, Sun-Yoon
Librarian, East Asian Library
Research Areas: Korean multimedia acquisitions

Yang, Lillian

Librarian, East Asian Library
Research Areas: Chinese acquisitions

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