Faculty

Northeastern is home to an excellent team of Asian Studies faculty who possess the expertise, commitment, and vision to offer a high quality and comprehensive program to students interested in the part of the world. Drawing from faculty specializing in anthropology, cinema studies, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology, the Asian Studies major is able to offer a diversity of perspectives and insights into the region. Our faculty are widely respected for their research within their fields, and have been successful in securing prestigious research grants, including Fulbright fellowships. In addition, faculty in the  professional Business, Health and Law colleges who do not teach Asian Studies undergraduate courses are actively involved in research projects connected to Asia and inject much intellectual vitality into our curriculum through special lectures and discussions with students.

Program Faculty

Susan Asai - Associate Professor of Music, specializes in ethnomusicology, traditional Japanese music and folk performing arts, and Asian-American music

Allan Bird – Professor of Business Administration, specializes in Japanese business

Ann Cai – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Chinese language

Chia-huei Chang – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Chinese language

Anthony De Ritis – Professor and Chair of the Department of Music, strong academic interest in Chinese music

Hua Dong – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Chinese language and popular culture

Tom Havens – Professor of History, specializes in Japanese cultural history

Phil He – Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, specializes in the legal system and criminal justice practices in China

Gerald Herman – Assistant Professor of History, strong academic interest in Vietnam

Kuni Hirano – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Japanese language

Rei Inouye – Professor of Japanese Language, specializes in Japanese mass media and popular culture

Whitney Kelting – Associate Professor of Religious Studies, specializes in the religions of South Asia

Cynthia Lee – Professor of Business Administration, specializes in Chinese management

Doreen Lee – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, specializes in Southeast Asia

Jung Lee – Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, specializes in Chinese religions

Chieh Li – Associate Professor of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology, specializes in School Psychology for Asian-American children and families

Kelvin Liu – Assistant Professor of Accounting

Suzanne Ogden – Professor of Political Science, specializes in Chinese politics

James Ross – Associate Professor of Journalism, specializes in the Jewish diaspora to China

Yuki Sakurai – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Japanese language

Gavin Shatkin – Director of Asian Studies Program, Associate Professor of Public Policy & Architecture, specializes in globalization and urban poverty in Southeast Asian cities

Philip Thai – Assistant Professor of History, specializes in modern Chinese history

Kumiko Tsuji – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Japanese language

Bonnie TuSmith – Associate Professor of English, specializes in Asian-American literature

Liza Weinstein – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, specializes in South Asian sociology

Zhongyuan Williams – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Chinese language

Margaret Woo – Professor of Law, specializes in Chinese law and legal reform

Yueming Xi – Associate Academic Specialist in World Languages, specializes in Japanese language

Shiawee Yang – Associate Professor of Finance and Insurance, specializes in Asian financial and real estate markets

Shuishan Yu – Associate Professor of Architecture, specializes in Chinese architecture