The Asian Studies Institute

Faculty and Staff



Cheng, An Chung, Ph.D.
Director, Asian Studies Institute/Program

Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures
FH 2400L, 419.530.2146
Area: Chinese heritage language education, foreign language teacher education, second language acquisition

Benjamin Davis
Associate Professor of College of Law
LC 2009F, 419.530.5117
Area: Contracts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Public International Law, and International Business Transactions.

Alam, Bhuiyan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
and Planning
SM 3028, 419.530.7269
Area: Bangladesh and South Asian Studies

Jiquan Chen
Professor of Ecology Department of
Environmental Sciences
Area: China and Environment of Asia 

Chang, Gene (former director)
Professor, Department of Economics

Area: Asian and Chinese Economics

Davis, David
Professor, Political Science and Public
SH 2047, 419.530.2360
Area: China and Environment

Hara, Joseph, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of World Languages and Cultures
FH 2400D, 419.530.2853
Area: Japanese Studies and language 

Jiang, Shanhe
Professor of Criminal Justice Public
SH 107B, 419.530.4329
Area: China and Criminal Justice

Hong, Paul,  Ph.D., CMA
Department of Information Operations and Technology Management, College of Business Administration
Office: 419.530.2054 Fax: 419.530.2290

Lee, Yueh-Ting
Professor, Former Dean, Department of Psycology
College of Arts and Sciences
Area: Cross-cultural psychology, China Studies

Yamazaki, Kasumi, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures
UH 5130 B, 419.530.4962
Area: Japanese Studies and language

Nemeth, David J., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Geography and Planning
UH 4580, 419.530.4049
Area: Cultural geography, Korea

Gibbons, Llewellyn Joseph
Professor, Department of Law
LC 2014A , 419.530.4175
Area: International law, Chinese law

Susan Purviance
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
SH 2012, 419.530.4516
Area: multicultural introduction to philosophy courses to students from China, Japan and Indian subcontinent.

 Pasupuleti, Sudershan
Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work
Area: Community Service and Social Work

Reising, Russell (Ph.D.)
Professor, American culture and Asian studies
FH 1640, 419.530.2685
Area: Chinese and Japanese literature, music, and relations

Peng, Sheldon (Xiaofeng), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
College of Business Administration
ST , 419.530.2420

Zhang, Yue, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Information Operations and Technology Management
College of Business and Innovation, ST 4031
Phone: 419.530.2380
Fax: 419.530.2290

Padilla, Roberto II, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History
TH2143, 419.530.2296
Area: China, Japan and Korean history

Thuong Le
College of Business Administration
ST 4029, 419.530.2987

Shetty, Sujata , Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning
UH 4340B, 419.530.2567
Area: cultural geography, India

Qin Shao
Department of Mathematics
UH3014, 419.530.2016
Area: Time Series,Experimental Design

Pan, Kevin
Professor, Director of IIT Graduate Track
(Infection, Immunity and Transplantation)
Area: Molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions




UToledo faculty, staff members and administrators

Eddie Chou
Professor and Director of Infrastructure Systems Research Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering
Area: Transportation facilities design, systems analysis, engineering material properties, pavement performance evaluation, infrastructure management.

 Bruce Kennedy
Associate Professor of Law, College of Law
LC 2008B, 419.530.2118

Zhang, Hongyan
Professor, Department of Mechanical engineering

Guangzhong Chen
Ph.D., Department of Mathematics

Jing Meyer
Coordinator of Advising Office of Student Affairs
WH 1227D, 419.530.1904
Area: Cross cultural higher education xperiences,
teaching, administration, academic dvising,
records management, and student affairs

John Barret
Associate Professor,College of Law
LC 2014D, 419.530.2131
Area: International Law, Corporations and
business Associations, and Property

Kim, Dong Shik
Associate Professor, epartment of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
NH3051, 419.530.8084

Suh, Edward
MSW Associate Professor, Social Work Department
HH2616H, 419.530.4657
Area: Sociology, Korea

You, Peter
Director for Online Learning Faculty Support and Special Projects
FH, Third, 419.530.4016


Steinbock, Daniel
Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values
LC 2000E, 419.530.04107 

Current visiting scholars

Jiang, Qing
Professor of Economics School of Economics Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui, China

Xu Quanhong
School of Economics, Henan University, Kaifeng, China

Chen Yu
School of Economics
Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Chen Changbing
Institute of Economic Research
Chinese Academy of Social Science
Beijing, China

Last Updated: 4/11/23