Asian Studies Program

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Asian Studies

Faculty

Asian Studies Program Director:

Prof. Jonathan Schwartz
Location: Jacobson Faculty Tower 1016
Tel: 845-257-2627
Fax: 845-257-3581
E-mail:  schwartj@newpaltz.edu

Office hours: Tuesday and Friday, 9:30-11:30

 

Full-Time Faculty

BOSE, Sunita -- Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Ph.D., SUNY Albany
Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower 622
Tel: 845-257-2601
Fax: 845-257-2970
E-mail: boses@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: Gender, demography, South Asia, families

BROTHERTON, Elizabeth -- Associate Professor, Department of Art History
Ph.D., Princeton University
Office: Smiley Art Building 108H
Tel: (845) 257-3853
Fax: (845) 257-3879
E-mail: brothere@newpaltz.edu
Web site
Research and Teaching areas: Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese art and aesthetics; traditional Chinese and Japanese art

CLERICI, Nathen—Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Office: Old Main 308C
Tel: (845) 257-3488
Fax: (845) 257-3512

E-mail: clericin@newpaltz.edu
Research and teaching interests: Japanese literature, cinema, culture, and language

 

DEMUNCK, Victor C. -- Professor, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California - Riverside
Office: South Faculty Building 111
Tel: 845-257-2985
Fax: 845-257-2984
E-mail: demunckv@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: Sri Lanka, South Asian Muslims, cognition and culture

ELSTEIN, David – Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower 420    
Tel: 845-257-2314
Fax: 845-257-2735
E-mail: elsteind@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Philosophy, Chinese political philosophy and ethics

FENKL, Heinz Insu -- Associate Professor, Department of English
M.A. English/Creative Writing, University of California, Davis
Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower 618
Tel: (845) 257-2743
Fax: by email attachment
E-mail: proffenkl@aol.com
Web site
Research and Teaching areas: Creative Writing, Asian Classics, Modern Korean Literature, Buddhist Literature, Asian American Literature, Korean Folklore, East Asian Film & Anime, Mythology, Genre Literature (Fantasy, Science Fiction), Graphic Novels & Manga, Interstitial Arts

HARRIS, Kristine M. -- Associate Professor, Department of History (on leave Spring 2014)
Ph.D., Columbia University
Office: Faculty Tower 922
Tel: (845) 257-3546
Fax: (845) 257-2735
E-mail: harrisk@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: History of China and Japan; Chinese Cinema; Modern East Asia; nationalism, modernity, women and gender in Asia

HSU, Sara -- Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Ph.D., University of Utah
Office: JFT 1000
Tel: (845) 257-2945
Fax: (845) 257-3581
E-mail: hsus@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: Asian Development Economics, Economics of China, and International Financial Flows

KERNER, Jaclynne -- Assistant Professor, Department of Art History
Ph.D., New York University
Office: Smiley Art Building 108F
Tel: (845) 257-3852
Fax: (845) 257-3879
E-mail: kernerj@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: Islamic art and architecture, especially manuscript illustration, Indian art and architecture, art and architecture of the Middle Ages, cross-cultural contacts between East and West

MEEKER, Lauren -- Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D., Columbia University
Office: South Faculty Building 107
Tel: (845) 257-2989
Fax: (845) 257-2984
E-mail: meekerl@newpaltz.edu
Anthropology of Vietnam and East Asia, cultural politics, visual anthropology, performance, tourism

SCHWARTZ, Jonathan -- Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower 1016
Tel: 845-257-2627
Fax: 845-257-3581
E-mail:  schwartj@newpaltz.edu
Web site
Research and teaching areas: Asian Politics, Environment and Development Politics; Policy enforcement in environment and epidemic disease prevention and control, with case studies on China, Taiwan, South Korea.

SHIMADA, Akira -- Assistant Professor, Department of History
Ph.D., University of London School of Oriental and African Studies
Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower 904
Tel: 845-257-3538
Fax: 845-257-2735
E-mail:  shimadaa@newpaltz.edu
Research and teaching areas: History of South Asia, history of Buddhism

ZHANG, Hanmo — Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Office: Old Main 306

Tel: 845-257-3494

Fax: 845-257-3512

Email: zhangh@newpaltz.edu

Research and teaching areas: Early Chinese literature and historiography; Chinese classics, poetry, drama, and fiction; traditional and modern Chinese Language; Chinese archaeology and material culture; format and formation of early Chinese texts

Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty

SCHWARTZMAN, Junko– Adjunct Faculty, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Japanese
Office: Old Main 308A
E-mail: schwartj1@newpaltz.edu
Research and teaching areas: Japanese language

XU, Jingjing --Adjunct Faculty, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Chinese
E-mail: xuj@newpaltz.edu
Research and teaching areas: Chinese language

Emeritus Faculty

JOHNSON, Sipra -- Professor Emerita, Department of English and World Literature
E-mail: siprajohnson@earthlink.net

KARKALA, John Alphonso -- Professor Emeritus, Department of English and World Literature
E-mail: jakarkala@aol.com

KNAPP, Ronald G. -- SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower 906
Tel: 845-257-2996
Fax: 845-257-2735
E-mail: knappr@newpaltz.edu
Web site
Research and Teaching areas: China's Cultural Geography; Vernacular Architecture; Landscape History

KRIKUN, David -- Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower 902
Tel: 845-257 3537
Fax: (845) 257-2735
Email: krikund@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: US and Vietnam

MARKS, Alfred H. -- Professor Emeritus, Department of English and World Literature - Japanese
Tel: (845) 255-0108
Fax: (845) 255-0108
Email: marksa@newpaltz.edu

RYAN, Marleigh Grayer -- Professor Emerita, Department of Foreign Languages - Japanese
Ph.D., Columbia University
Email: marleighryan@earthlink.net
Research and Teaching areas: Japanese and Japanese American Literature, Film and Arts, Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement

Affiliated Faculty

LIN, Jun -- Assistant Professor, School of Business
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Office: Vanden Berg Hall 331
Tel: (845) 257-3989
Fax: (845) 257-2947
E-mail: linj@newpaltz.edu
Research and Teaching areas: Strategic Management, International Business

More information

For more details about current Asia faculty at SUNY New Paltz, please visit the SUNY New Paltz Experts Database.

Candidates seeking Adjunct Instructor positions may contact the Director of the Asian Studies Program and the Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to learn about possible openings.