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Daniel Kim Daniel Kim
Faculty Member
Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
Research
Jing Lu Jing Lu
Project Coordinator, Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Jian Wang Jian Wang
Director of the Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D.
Dr. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun is retired professor from Xinjiang University, China who know resides in Portland, Oregon. He holds a courtesy appointment with Department of History at Portland State University. His research interests include the history of Central Asia and Ethnology, particularly of Xinjiang, China.
Faculty Member
Jizheng Zhou Jizheng Zhou
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
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Xi Wang Xi Wang
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Ming Li Ming Li
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Xiao Jia Xiao Jia
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Bulei Zuo Bulei Zuo
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Jungmin Kwon Jungmin Kwon
Faculty Member
Dr. Xia Zhang Dr. Xia Zhang
Xia Zhang is a cultural anthropologist and Chinese folklorist. She does research on globalization, urbanization, gender (esp. masculinity), development, new media, youth, migration, labor politics in China and East Asia.
Faculty Member
Erik Mandell
Staff Member
Yachi Iisako Yachi Iisako
Staff Member
Wen Xu Wen Xu
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd
Dr. Michele Gamburd is Professor and Chair of Anthropology.
Faculty Member
The Golden Wave The Golden Wave
Dr. Gamburd’s recently published book about Sri Lanka examines the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the humanitarian response that followed.
Research
Alyse Collins Alyse Collins
Avid traveler and explorer of new cultures, Alyse Collins, works with PSU students to establish their own international connections.
Staff Member
Technology and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Technology and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy
Dr. Patricia Wetzel considers relationships between grammar, language acquisition, instruction, and technology in "Does Grammar Matter in an Age of Technology?"
Research
The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami and Ritchie, L. David. A card sorting procedure was used to explore the structure of Japanese and American business people's concept of trustworthiness.
Publication
Austin Davidsen Austin Davidsen
Instructor. Austin Davidsen is the Global Account Executive for two Taiwan-based footwear material suppliers, Pony Leather, and Tai Ruey Fong. He works with an international team to design, market, and present world-class materials to decision makers across the footwear industry. His role is to manage the suppliers' relationships with the brand to make sure they deliver materials that are aesthetically pleasing and cost-competitive. Austin stumbled into the footwear industry after launching his career as a teacher in elementary classrooms in the US and in South Korea. He holds a master's degree in International Management from PSU..
Faculty Member
Qingqing Gong Qingqing Gong
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Katherine Morrow Katherine Morrow
Programs Manager, Institute for Asian Studies and Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Sharon A. Carstens Sharon A. Carstens
Faculty Member
Meet Simon Peters Meet Simon Peters
Alum Simon Peters is a 2014 graduate of the Honors Program with a B.A. in Chinese and Applied Linguistics, where his focus was on endangered language documentation and maintenance. Simon recently received a second Critical Language Scholarship from the State Department for a return to China. He began working on his Ph.D. at UC Santa Barbara in Fall of 2015.
Alumnus
Meet Professor Priya Kapoor Meet Professor Priya Kapoor
Associate Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Liming Wang Meet Professor Liming Wang
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Ron Tammen Ron Tammen
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Randy Bluffstone Randy Bluffstone
Village Provisions - Cultivating rural livelihoods around the world
Faculty Member
Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Lillian Tsai Lillian Tsai
Instructor. Lillian A. Tsai, has been working with a plethora of organizations from government, non-profit to global corporations on cross-cultural competency and communications, and diversity & inclusion (D&I) since 2005. This includes: Assessments and gap analysis of organizational effectiveness as it relates to cultural competence and/or diversity/inclusion. Design and facilitation of cross-cultural communications, cultural competence or diversity and inclusion training programs across departments and within teams (team interventions). Keynote speaker on topics related to diverse workforce, global communications and/or cultural competence. Coaching of executives and managers who lead diverse work teams. 1:1 coaching of foreign- and U.S.-born persons of color. Culture and business workshops for Working with Asians, China, Malaysia or Singapore. Making recommendations for and the implementation of strategic Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and/or diversity & inclusion councils.
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Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
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Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Research focuses on developing geocomputational theory and techniques to integrate GIS and remote sensing technologies in spatial decision-making.
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Meet Professor Emiko Konomi Meet Professor Emiko Konomi
Dr. Konomi teaches Japanese with passion.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
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Meet Professor Jon Holt  Meet Professor Jon Holt
Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature
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Meet Professor Yiping Fang Meet Professor Yiping Fang
Bridging local and global planning practice.
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Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean
A scholar of language and culture, KyungAh Yoon is helping to design the next generation of online learning environments for the Korean Language
Faculty Member
Coalition of Communities of Color Coalition of Communities of Color
A partnership between the Coalition of Communities of Color & PSU reports the disparities and experiences of communities of color in Multnomah County.
Research
Wynn Kiyama Wynn Kiyama
Taiko Ensemble Director
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Alma Trinidad Alma Trinidad
Associate Professor
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Junghee Lee Junghee Lee
PhD Program Director; Associate Professor
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Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese
Dr. Watanabe relishes the moments when the "light bulb" goes on in her students and their Japanese language learning becomes meaningful to them.
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Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese
Introducing students to the beauty of the Chinese language and culture is Dr. Wadley's mission.
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Julia Hwakyu Lee Julia Hwakyu Lee
Adjunct Piano Professor
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Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley
Dr. Gilley's research centers on democracy, legitimacy, and global politics. He is a specialist on the comparative politics of China and Asia.
Faculty Member
Marcus Ingle Marcus Ingle
Interested in Global Leadership? What about traveling? If yes, Professor Ingle's Development Management in Vietnam class might be a good fit for you.
Faculty Member
Meet Leena Shrestha Meet Leena Shrestha
Leena, Academic and Career Adviser in Advising & Career Services, loves reading and helping students achieve their academic goals. She is the resident merit-based scholarships whiz!
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Portland State... Portland State...
...embodies and contributes to the vision and character that make Portland a progressive, entrepreneurial city with growing international connections.
Organization
Professor Heejun Chang Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang believes that the 21st century will be the Climate and Water Century.
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The Mong Oral Tradition The Mong Oral Tradition
Dr. Yer Thao publishes his book, The Mong Oral Tradition: Cultural Memory in the Absence of Written Language.
Publication
Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Professor Geoffrey Duh believes that every student is capable of exceeding his or her own expectations.
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Meet Professor Hiro Ito Meet Professor Hiro Ito
Professor Ito is an expert in East Asian economics.
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Meet Professor Yer Thao Meet Professor Yer Thao
What can we learn from a story? Ask Dr. Thao, a scholar interested in oral tradition.
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Meet Professor Larry Kominz Meet Professor Larry Kominz
Professor Kominz brings the joy of Japanese performing arts to students and audiences alike.
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Meet Professor Ken Ruoff Meet Professor Ken Ruoff
Dr. Ken Ruoff, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, is an expert in Japanese history.
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Meet Professor Vivek Shandas Meet Professor Vivek Shandas
Integrating the science of sustainability with citizen engagement and decision making efforts
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Susan Chan Susan Chan
An active piano soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Chan promotes music from Asia and music written by women composers.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel
Professor Patricia Wetzel travels the linguistic landscape of Japan.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Gerald Sussman Meet Professor Gerald Sussman
Educating for international urban communication and global citizenship.
Faculty Member
Our Community Partner: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc.
Students participate in a Senior Capstone course designed to fulfill a request by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association to create a history of the Chinese culture in Oregon.
Community Partnership
Meet Professor Sully Taylor Meet Professor Sully Taylor
When Sully Taylor brings her Asian business expertise to the table, Oregon companies win.
Faculty Member