Faculty and Staff


Program Coordinator


Yan Liang

Yan Liang

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Modern Languages and Literatures
Coordinator, East Asian Studies

616-331-2405
D-2-144 Mackinac Hall
liangya@gvsu.edu


Faculty


Meghan Cai

Meghan Cai

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University-Tempe
Modern Languages and Literatures
Area and Global Studies

616-331-2870
B-2-214 Mackinac Hall
caim@gvsu.edu

Yan Liang

Yan Liang

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Modern Languages and Literatures
Coordinator, East Asian Studies

616-331-2405
D-2-144 Mackinac Hall
liangya@gvsu.edu

Jeremy Robinson

Jeremy Robinson

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Modern Languages and Literatures
Area and Global Studies

616-331-8907
D-2-136 Mackinac Hall
robinjer@gvsu.edu


Affiliate Faculty


Craig Benjamin

Craig Benjamin

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Honors College
Areas of Interest: History with a focus on East Asia, Big History
616-331-3469
130 Frederik Meijer Honors College 
benjamic@gvsu.edu

Wei Gu

Wei Gu

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
College of Education
616-331-6493
330-C Richard M. DeVos Center
guw@gvsu.edu

Jason Herlands

Jason Herlands

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Modern Languages and Literatures
616-331-2940
D-2-104 Mackinac Hall
herlandj@gvsu.edu

Kin Ma

Kin M. Ma

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Department of Geography and Sustainable Planning
616-331-3351
B-4-204 Mackinac Hall
makin@gvsu.edu

Kimberly Mckee

Kimberly McKee

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Liberal Studies Department
616-331-8196
324b Lake Ontario Hall
mckeeki@gvsu.edu

Peimin Ni

Peimin Ni

Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Philosophy Department
Areas of Interest: Chinese and Comparative Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy, Philosophy of Causation, and more distinctively his own approach, Gongfu (aka kung fu) Philosophy
616-331-3529 
B-3-210 Mackinac Hall
nip@gvsu.edu

Patrick Shan

Patrick Shan

Professor
Ph.D., McMaster University
History Department
Areas of Interest: East Asia, History of China, 20th-century
616-331-8504
D-1-130 Mackinac Hall
shanp@gvsu.edu

Geling Shang

Geling Shang

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Temple University
Philosophy Department
616-331-2601
B-3-208 Mackinac Hall
shangg@gvsu.edu

Kristen Strom

Kirsten Strom

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Department of Art and Design
616-331-3483
1116 Calder Art Center
stromk@gvsu.edu

Wanxaio Sun

Wanxiao Sun

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Department of Geography and Sustainable Planning
Areas of Interest: Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing Algorithms, image Understanding and Classification, Applications of Remote Sensing, GPS in Mapping and Monitoring the Earth’s Environments, Computer cartography, GIS and GIScience
616-331-8521
B-4-207 Mackinac Hall
sunwa@gvsu.edu

Yosay Wangdi

Yosay Wangdi

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
History Department
Areas of Interest: South Asia, Tibet, History of India, Religion, Environmental History
616-331-3614
D-1-212 Mackinac Hall
wangdiy@gvsu.edu

Shinian Wu

Shinian Wu

Professor
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
English Department
Areas of Interest: General Linguistic Theory, Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, and Language Assessment and Evaluation
616-331-3690
213 Lake Huron Hall
wus@gvsu.edu

Gang Xu

Gang Xu

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Department of Geography and Sustainable Planning
Area of Interest: Economic Geography, Urban Studies, Urban and Regional Development, GIS, International Business, Globalization, Tourism, China, East Asia
616-331-3068
B-4-206 Mackinac Hall
xug@gvsu.edu

Lourdes Yen

Lourdes (Huei Lan) Yen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
Modern Languages and Literatures
616-331-8937
D-2-106 Mackinac Hall
yenh@gvsu.edu

Yan Yu

Yan Yu

Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University
Sociology Department
Areas of Interest: Family, Gender, Immigration
616-331-3124
2153 Au Sable Hall
yuy@gvsu.edu

Peter Zhang

Peter Zhang

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
School of Communications
Areas of Interest: Intersection of Rhetoric, Media Ecology, Cultural Studies, and the Chinese Culture
616-331-8168
273 Lake Superior Hall
zhangp@gvsu.edu

Yi Zhao

Yi Zhao

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Political Science Department
Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Judicial Politics
616-331-8523
1108 Au Sable Hall
zhaoy@gvsu.edu



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