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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
Yu Tian Yu Tian
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
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
Mingqiang GAO Mingqiang GAO
Confucius Institute at PSU, Co-Director from Soochow University, China
Faculty Member
Austin Davidsen Austin Davidsen
Austin Davidsen is the Global Account Executive for two Taiwan-based footwear material suppliers, Pony Leather, and Tai Ruey Fong. He is teaching in CEPE's Athletic & Outdoor Product Management Certificate program.
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Junjun Nan Junjun Nan
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
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Huan Gao Huan Gao
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
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Meiru Liu Meiru Liu
As the Director of the Confucius Institute at PSU and as a Chinese language professor in the MIM Program, Meiru Liu is passionate about China and about teaching Chinese language and culture.
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Li Xiang Li Xiang
Program Assistant, Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Qi Gao (Cherry) Qi Gao (Cherry)
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
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Feifei Zhu (Sharon) Feifei Zhu (Sharon)
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
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Qian Li (Sophie) Qian Li (Sophie)
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute of PSU
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Lina Lu Lina Lu
Project Manager for the Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Katherine Morrow Katherine Morrow
Programs Administrator, Institute for Asian Studies and Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Sharon A. Carstens Sharon A. Carstens
Dr. Sharon Carstens is Director of the Institute for Asian Studies and Professor of Anthropology.
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Meet Professor Priya Kapoor Meet Professor Priya Kapoor
Associate Professor of Communication
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Liming Wang Liming Wang
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Ron Tammen Ron Tammen
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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
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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
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Jane Iwamura: Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Jane Iwamura: Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
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.
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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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Yiping Fang 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
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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
Music History Coordinator
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Alma Trinidad Alma Trinidad
Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work
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Junghee Lee Junghee Lee
Associate Professor at the School of Social Work
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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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PA Professor Marcus Ingle PA Professor 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.
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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.
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Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Ruth Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Ruth
From Victorian England to modern day China, Jennifer Ruth feels equally at home.
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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
Meet Professor Heejun Chang Meet Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang believes that the 21st century will be the Climate and Water Century.
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Meet Professor Geoffrey Duh Meet Professor Geoffrey Duh
Professor Geoffrey Duh believes that every student is capable of exceeding his or her own expectations.
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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
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 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 Larry Kominz Meet Professor Larry Kominz
Professor Kominz brings the joy of Japanese performing arts to students and audiences alike.
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Vivek Shandas 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.
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Meet Professor Jong Sung Kim Meet Professor Jong Sung Kim
Professor Kim's students learn that the key to success is understanding the fundamental difference between random and fixed quantities.
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Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel
Professor Patricia Wetzel travels the linguistic landscape of Japan.
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Gerald Sussman Gerald Sussman
Educating for international urban communication and global citizenship.
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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.
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