People

Full-Time Faculty

Yiting Cathy Cheng
Instructor I of Chinese
412-624-7141
Bei Cheng
Instructor I of Chinese
412-383-4503
Charles Exley
Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature and Film; Associate Director of Film and Media Studies
412-648-4025
Fan Fan
Instructor II of Chinese
412-648-0849
Sachiko Takabatake Howard
Senior Instructor of Japanese
412-624-5574
Wan-Ching (Jocelyn) Hsieh
Instructor II of Chinese
412-648-0849
Kyungok Joo
Instructor I of Korean
412-624-8249
Boo Kyung Jung
Instructor I of Korean
412-383-7172
Noriko Kanisawa Kowalchuck
Senior Instructor of Japanese
412-624-7139
Mi-Hyun Kim
Lecturer II of Korean Language and Linguistics
412-624-5562
Stephen Luft
Lecturer II of Japanese
412-648-0848
Hiroshi Nara
Chair, Professor of Japanese Studies
412-624-5579
Junzo Oshimo
Senior Instructor of Japanese
412-624-5126
Elizabeth Oyler
Associate Professor of Premodern Japanese Literature, Performance.
412-624-0559
Kun Qian
Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Film; Film and Media Studies
412-624-5577
Amelia Ying Qin
Visiting Lecturer of Premodern Chinese Literature
412-624-5568
Direct: 412-624-45567
Seung-hwan Shin
Visiting Lecturer of Korean Studies; Film and Media Studies
412-624-5564
Yi Xu
Associate Professor of Chinese Linguistics and Chinese as a Foreign Language
412-624-4923

Part-Time Faculty

Son Yong (Sunny) Bang
Korean Language
William B Crawford
Chinese and Japanese literature, business
412-624-5567
Yukiko Otani Deutsch
Japanese Language
Xiaoxu Bliss Hou
Chinese Language
412-624-5565
Soo-Jin Kim
Korean Language
Chisato Ninomiya
Japanese Language
Michiyo Tsuchihashi
Japanese Language
412-624-8106
Yilin Wang
Chinese Language
412-624-5565
Yuko Eguchi Wright
Japanese music

Graduate Students

Gray Denney
Graduate student, Japanese Studies
James Okan Kotey
Graduate student, Japanese Studies
Kayla Smitson
David Warner
Graduate student, Chinese Studies
Yuanziyi Zhang
Graduate student, Chinese studies

Secondary & Adjunct Appointments

Brenda G Jordan
Director of the University of Pittsburgh national coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA)
412-648-7763

Staff

Keanna Cash
Graduate Administrator
412-624-5227
Victoria Donahoe
Administrative Assistant and Faculty Actions and Recruitment Coordinator
412-383-0680
Mary Friedline
Department and Business Coordinator
412-624-2741
Jason Kumpel
Fiscal Administrator
412-648-4506
Stephen Lander
Payroll/Personnel Coordinator
412-624-2695
Monika Losagio
Administrative Officer
412-624-5221
Taylor Pipkin
Event Coordinator
412-624-4494
Briar Somerville
Academic Coordinator
412-624-5906

Emeriti/Former Faculty

Dayle Barnes
ϮAssociate Professor Emeritus, Chinese Language
David O. Mills
Associate Professor Emeritus, Japanese Language
412-624-5568
J. Thomas Rimer
Professor Emeritus, Japanese literature
Mae J Smethurst
ϮProfessor Emerita, Classics and Japanese drama
412-624-4476
Cecile Chu-Chin Sun
Professor of Premodern Chinese Literature (Reitired Fall 2020)