Advisory Committee

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2018-2019 Asian Studies Advisory Committee, back row from left to right: Hyeyoung Bang,Min Yang, Jong Kwan "Jake" Lee, Neil Englehart, Christopher Frey, Man Zhang, Vibha Bhalla, Ryoko Okamura and Brad Clark. Front row, from left to right, Kristen Rudisill, Khani Begum, Akiko Kawano Jones, and Rebecca Skinner Green.

Akiko Kawano Jones
Senior Lecturer of Japanese Language, Director of Summer Program in Japan and Peace Studies in Hiroshima.
Academic Interests: Language pedagogy, tea ceremony, Japanese culture and customs, study abroad in Japan.
Courses Taught: Japanese language (beginning through third year), Japanese Business Language and Culture, Japanese Culture and Tea Ceremony, Summer Study in Japan.

Contact Information: jakiko@bgsu.edu
419.372.7136
110 Shatzel Hall

Ryoko Okamura

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Contact Information: oryoko@bgsu.edu
419.372.5566
119 Shatzel Hall

Man Zhang

Associate Professor of International Business
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Academic Interests: International entrepreneurship; born global firms; international performance, information technology capability; international strategies.

Courses Taught: Introduction to International Business; Online Introduction to International Business and Global Management; International Management.
Contact Information:mzhang@bgsu.edu
419.372.6819
3009 Business Administration Building Annex

Bradford Clark
Professor of Theater and Film
Contact Information: bclark@bgsu.edu
419.372.7174
240 Wolfe Center

Jong Kwan "Jake" Lee
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Academic Interests: Scientific/Information Visualization, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, High Performance Computing
Courses Taught: Operating Systems & Networks, Computer Graphics, Programming Fundamentals, Advanced Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence Methods, Computer Organization
Contact Information: leej@bgsu.edu
419.372.2407
223 Hayes Hall

Khani Begum

Associate Professor of English

Academic Interests: Modern and Contemporary Literatures; Post Colonial Literature and Theory; South Asian Studies; World Cinema; and Film Theory.

Courses Taught: Cinema and Nation: Postcolonial Theory, Partition and the Transnational Indian Cinema; Transnational Trends in Asian Cinemas; Iranian Women and Film; Post Colonial World Cinema; Women in Islam; Women, Islam, and Literature; Muslim Women in Literature and the Media.

Contact Information: khani@bgsu.edu

419.372.8143

203 East Hall

Neil A. Englehart

Associate Professor of Political Science
Academic Interests: Politics of East and Southeast Asia; human rights, state formation and state failure.
Courses Taught: Comparative Politics; Asian Politics; and Human Rights.

Contact Information: neile@bgsu.edu
419.372.2923
121 Williams

Christopher J. Frey

Assistant Professor of Education

Academic Interests: Indigenous and immigrant education policy; Global Histories of colonial and minority education; Education in Japan; Japanese modernization.

Classes Taught: History of Education; Education in a Pluralistic Society; Navajo Society; Education and Art; International Education Policy.

Contact information: cjfrey@bgsu.edu
419.372.9549
559 Education