College of Arts & Sciences

Our faculty offer internationally recognized research and teaching programs. The names, terminal degrees and titles of all full-time faculty in the department are listed below.

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Deborah A. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Asian Studies

Deborah Brown's research focus is national politics, international relations, and democratic development in East Asia.
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DongDong Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Director of Graduate Studies

Fascinated by human languages, Dr. Dongdong Chen enjoys learning, teaching, and studying languages.
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Edwin Pak-wah Leung, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

Dr. Leung specializes in modern Chinese history, with a focus on Sino-American and Sino-Japanese relations.
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Michael C. Linderman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

Dr. Linderman's dissertation research dealt with the construction and patronage of pilgrim resthouses in colonial India.
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Shigeru Osuka, Ed.D.

Professor of Asian Studies

Dr. Osuka specializes in Japanese language education, Japanese intellectual history, and Asian Regions.
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Liang-Hua Yu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Working across ancient philosophy, literature, and media studies, Dr. Yu specializes in contemporary Chinese humanities.
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Affiliated Faculty

  • Issam Aburaiya
    PhD, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Adjunct Faculty

  • Fen-Dow Chu
    PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Claire Diab
    MA, Seton Hall University
  • Marcelline Jenny
    MA, Seton Hall University
  • Ghassan Khaireldin
    MA, Seton Hall University
  • Hwa-Soon Meyer
    EdD, Columbia University
  • Hiroko Ogino
    BA, Tsuda Woman's College
  • Mei Zhao
    PhD, Suzhou University

Graduate/Teaching Assistants

  • Licheng Zhu
  • BA, Macao Polytechnic Institute
  • Yaoyi Lu
  • BA, Shanghai University
  • Thomas Hart
  • BA, The College of New Jersey
  • Abigail Nanquil
  • BA, The College of New Jersey

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Dongdong Chen

(973) 761-9465

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