Faculty Directory

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Martin Adelman (J.D., University of Michigan)

Theodore and James Pedas Family Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Co-Director, India Project

Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program

Co-Director of the Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies

Research Interests: Patent law, India

GW School of Law
700 20th St. NW
202-994-7703
madelman@law.gwu.edu

Attiya Ahmad (Ph.D., Duke University)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Research Interests: Transnational Islamic charity networks spanning South Asia and the Arabian/Persian Gulf, gender and feminist studies

Monroe Hall
2112 G St. NW, Room 102
(202)-994-4251
ahmada@email.gwu.edu

Celeste Arrington (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Research Interests: Comparative politics, South Korea, Japan, North Korea, state-society relations, law and society, media and politics, Northeast Asian security

Monroe Hall
2115 G St NW, Room 479
cla@gwu.edu

Eyal Aviv (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Assistant Professor of Religion and Honors

Research Interests: Chinese intellectual history, religion and modernity, Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy

Ames Hall 101M
2106 G St NW, Room 201B
(202) 242-6049
aviv@gwu.edu

B

Prabir Bagchi (Ph.D., University of Tennessee)

Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Research Interests: Logistics, supply chain management, production, and operations management, South Asia

Funger Hall, 415G
(202) 994-2197
bagchi@gwu.edu

Steven J. Balla (Ph.D., Duke University)

Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs

Research Interests: Public participation in policy-making in the United States and China

Monroe Hall 475
2115 G Street, N.W.
(202) 994-4811
sballa@gwu.edu

Alasdair Bowie (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley)

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: Comparative politics of Southeast Asia; politics of development

Monroe Hall 426, 2115 G St, NW
202-994-7370
abowie@gwu.edu

Gregg Brazinsky (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Director, Asian Studies Program

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: U.S.-East Asian relations, Korean history, and East Asian history

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
202-994-0987
brazinsk@gwu.edu

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Wakana K. Cavanaugh (MS, University of Pennsylvania)

Japanese Lecturer

Research Interests: Japanese language, teaching Japanese as a foreign language, teaching English as a foreign language

Rome Hall 461, 801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-6723
kikuchi@gwu.edu

Elizabeth Chacko (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)

Associate Professor of Geography & International Affairs

Chair, Department of Geography

Research Interests: Regional Development, South Asia

1922 F Street, NW, Room 213
202-994-5328
echacko@gwu.edu

Jonathan Chaves (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Professor of Chinese

Research Interests: Chinese and Japanese culture and literature

Rome Hall 468, 801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-6474
jchaves@gwu.edu

Liana Chen (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Literature

Research Interests: Chinese literature, Chinese plays

Rome Hall 464
202-994-9277
liachen@gwu.edu

Maggie Xiaoyang Chen (Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder)

Assistant Professor of Economics & International Affairs

Research Interests: International trade, regionalism, technical barriers to trade, and intellectual property rights

Monroe Hall 223, 2115 G Street, NW
202-994-0192
xchen@gwu.edu

Wenjie Chen (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Assistant Professor of International Business & International Affairs

Research Interests: International finance, international trade, applied econometrics

Funger Hall, 401
(202) 994-3275
chenw@gwu.edu

Patricia P. Chu (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of English

Research Interests: Asian American cultural studies including overseas Chinese and diasporic Asians returning to East Asia; American autobiography and life writing, including accounts of immigration and return

Rome Hall 754
202-994-1405
pattychu@gwu.edu

Donald C. Clarke (J.D., Harvard University)

David Weaver Research Professor of Law

Research Interests: Chinese legal institutions and the legal issues presented by China’s economic reforms

2000 H Street, NW
202-994-2830
dclarke@law.gwu.edu

Fiona Cunningham (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs 

 

Research Interests: International security, Chinese foreign policy, cyber security, nuclear policy 

 

D

Kavita Daiya (Ph.D., University of Chicago)

Associate Professor of English

Research Interests: Cultural representations in various media, in relation to historical, theoretical and anthropological accounts of colonial and postcolonial experience in India, South Asia, and around the world

801 22nd St. NW, Rome Hall 668
202-994-6637
kdaiya@gwu.edu

Herbert Davis (Ph.D., Louisiana State University)

Professor of Strategic Management & International Affairs

Research Interests: Strategic management in developing country environments; regional areas of expertise include South and Southeast Asia

Funger Hall 615
201 G Street, NW
202-994-1755
hjdavis@gwu.edu

Bruce Dickson (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Chair, Political Science Department

Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: Government and politics of China, Taiwan, and East Asia

Department of Political Science
Monroe Hall, 480
2115 G St, NW, Suite 440
202-994-6290
bdickson@gwu.edu

Hongyuan Dong (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Linguistics

Research Interests: Formal semantics, Chinese linguistics, philosophy of language

Rome Hall 467
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: (202) 994-6728
E-mail: hdong@gwu.edu

E

Amitai Etzioni (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

University Professor and Professor of International Affairs

Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies

Research Interests: Sociological analysis of international relations, civil society, and transnational norms and institutions, China

Room 413
1922 F Street, NW
(202) 994-8190
etzioni@gwu.edu

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Christina Fink (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

Professor of Anthropology

Research Interests: Southeast Asia, women and development, sustainable development, human rights, political reform

Elliott School International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Suite 501H
Tel: (202) 870-7916
E-mail: finkc@gwu.edu

G

R. Richard Grinker (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences

Research Interests: Contemporary Korea, socio-cultural anthropology, nationalism and ethnicity

Monroe Hall 202, 2112 G Street, NW
202-994-6984
rgrink@gwu.edu

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Shoko Hamano (Ph.D., University of Florida)

Professor of Japanese & International Affairs

Research Interests: Japanese language and linguistics, semantics, and phonology

Phillips Hall 216, 801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-6333
hamano@gwu.edu

Ichiro Leopold Hanami (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Assistant Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Research Interests: Modern and classical Japanese; classical Japanese poetry and poetics

Rome Hall 469, 801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-0050
hanami@gwu.edu

Yan He (Ph.D., Peking University)

Adjunct Professor of History

China Studies Librarian, Global Resource Center, Gelman Library

Gelman Library, Rm704G
2130 H St., NW
202-994-0624
hey@gwu.edu

B.N. Hebbar (M.A., The George Washington University)

Professorial Lecturer in Religion

Academic Advisor DC Area International Buddhist Committee

Research Interests: Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy, linguistics, world religions and religious history, Sanskrit, Pali as well as many Indologically oriented subjects and languages

2106 G Street, NW, Rm 101
202-994-6325
bnhebbar@gwu.edu

James Hershberg (Ph.D., Tufts University)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: International history of the Cold War, with special attention to the impact of newly available sources from the former communist world as well as from U.S. and other Western archives

Phillips Hall 326
801 22nd Street, NW,
202-994-6476
jhershb@gwu.edu

Alfred J. Hiltebeitel (Ph.D., University of Chicago)

Professor Emeritus of Religion & Human Sciences

Faculty director for the South India Term Abroad (SITA) program

Research Interests: Great epics of India, regional folk epics, South Asian history and the history of religions

2106 G Street, NW
202-994-1674
beitel@gwu.edu

Benjamin Hopkins (Ph.D., University of Cambridge)

Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian history, Afghanistan, Central Asia, modern imperialism, British imperialism, world history

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
202-994-2822

bhopkins@gwu.edu

J

Dennis W. Johnson (Ph.D., Duke University)

Emeritus Professor of Political Management & Legislative Affairs

Research Interests: Global environment and energy policy, China’s energy policy

805 21st St NW Ste 301
202-994-5765
dwjgspm@gwu.edu

Alexa Alice Joubin (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Professor of English, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Cultures

Co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute

Graduate Placement Director

Middlebury College John M. Kirk, Jr. Chair in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Rome Hall 750
(202) 994-6639
ajoubin@gwu.edu

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Xiaofei Kang (Ph.D. Columbia University)

Associate Professor of Religion

Research Interests: Chinese religion, Daoism

2106 G Street, NW
202-994-6887
xkang@gwu.edu

Shivraj Kanungo (Ph.D., The George Washington University)

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

Research Interests: Outsourcing and software development, India

Funger Hall 415E
202-994-3734
kanungo@gwu.edu

D. Christopher Kayes (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University)

Chairman, Department of Management

Professor of Management

Research Interests: How Japanese and U.S. managers learn across cultures

Funger Hall 313
202-994-4795
dckayes@gwu.edu

Dane Kennedy (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley)

Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: British Empire, colonialism in Africa and India, Modern Britain

Phillips Hall 312
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-6229
dkennedy@gwu.edu

Shaista E. Khilji (Ph.D., Cambridge University, UK)

Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs

Research Interests: Asian business environment, human resource issues, culture, impact of globalization, leadership and management thought and practices. Professor Khilji is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of South Asian Journal of Global Business Research.

2134 G Street, Suite 216
202-994-1146
sekhilji@gwu.edu

Immanuel Kim (Ph.D., in Comparative Literature at University of California, Riverside) 

Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies 

Research Interests: North Korean Comedy Films and Filmic Culture

Rome Hall 453
801 22nd Street, NW
ikim52@gwu.edu

Jisoo Kim (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Director, GW Institute for Korean Studies

Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literature

Research Interests: Modern Korean history, women, sexuality and gender history, East Asian legal history

Phillips Hall 315
801 22nd Street, NW
(202) 994-6761
jsk10@gwu.edu

Young C. Kim (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

International Affairs Senior Counselor, Asian Studies Program

Research Interests: Japanese and Korean domestic politics and foreign relations, Russian relations with East Asia, East Asian foreign relations

1957 E Street NW Suite 503X
202-994-8851
yckim@gwu.edu

Insung Ko (Ph.D., University of Hawai’i)

Professor in the Korean Language

Research Interests: Korean Linguistics, second language pedagogy, phonetics, and language testing

 

Rome Hall
801 22nd Street, NW
insungko@gwu.edu

Joel Kuipers (Ph.D., Yale University)

Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences

Research Interests: Cultures of Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian development

Building X, Room 201
2012 G Street, NW
202-994-6545
kuipers@gwu.edu

Young Hoon Kwak (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley)

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

Research Interests: Korea, strategic issues in project management; project control; process improvement; engineering, construction, and infrastructure management

Funger Hall 411
2201 G Street, NW
202-994-7115
kwak@gwu.edu

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Marlene Laruelle (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political science, sociology, identity issues, migrations in Russia, Arctic, and Central Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
202-994-3368
laruelle@gwu.edu

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Lynda Maddox (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University)

Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: China, advertising, consumer behavior, communications, focus group research, marketing management, experiential learning

Funger Hall 301D
202-994-8204
maddox@gwu.edu

Edward A. McCord (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Professor Emeritus of History & International Affairs

Director, Taiwan Education and Research Program

Research Interests: Modern Chinese history; socio-political history; civil-military relations

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 401
202-994-5785
mccord@gwu.edu

Shawn McHale (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: Southeast Asian history, colonialism and decolonization, Vietnam

335 Phillips Hall
801 22nd Street, NW
mchale@gwu.edu

Marilyn Merritt (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)

Professorial Lecturer in Anthropology

Research Interests: Language and media in public places and spaces; creativity, interdisciplinarity, and social change; situated discourse analysis; ritual and civility; education and visual literacies; cross-cultural understanding and scientific collaboration, India

Barbara Miller (Ph.D., Syracuse University)

Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs

Director, Culture in Global Affairs Research & Policy Program

Research Interests: Culture and globalization; anthropology and policy; social inequality; food and culture; South Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501
202-994-7257
barbar@gwu.edu

Mike Mochizuki (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur

Research Interests: Japanese foreign policy and domestic politics, U.S.-Japan relations, international relations in East Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 503-X
202-994-7074
mochizuk@gwu.edu

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Henry R. Nau (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, SAIS)

Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Co-Director, U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program

Research Interests: U.S. foreign economic policy, international political economy, science, technology, and international affairs

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501
202-994-3167
nau@gwu.edu

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Deepa Ollapally (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Associate Director of The Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian regional security, comparative politics of South Asia, nuclear nonproliferation, terrorism, gender and international security

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503R
202-994-8854
deepao@gwu.edu

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Miok Pak (Ph.D., Georgetown University)

Teaching Assistant Professor in Korean Language

Research Interests: Korean language syntax, semantics, morphology, pedagogy and second language acquisition

Rome Hall 467
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-1804
pakm@gwu.edu

Yoon-Shik Park (Ph.D., The George Washington University)

Professor of International Business

Research Interests: Korea, international banking, international financial markets, multilateral development banks, financial institutions

Funger Hall 401U
202-994-8215
yspark@gwu.edu

Sebastien Peyrouse (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political systems, economic development, and religion in Central Asia; Central Asia’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
202-994-3368
speyrouse@gwu.edu

Judith Plotz (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor Emerita of English

Research Interests: British romanticism, children’s literature, Indian literature in English

1959 E Street Residence Hall
jplotz@gwu.edu

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Tashi Rabgey (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: State theory and legal pluralism; international legal theory and territorial politics; Chinese constitutionalism and nationality law; public policy and governance in Tibet; Sino-Tibetan relations, Greater China

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501-L
trabgey@gwu.edu

Pradeep Rau (D.B.A., Kent State University)

Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: India, marketing research, marketing strategy, international marketing

Funger Hall 303
202-994-4989
prau@gwu.edu

Prabhavati Reddy (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professorial Lecturer and Research Scholar

Research Interests: South Asian religions (primary field Hinduism), Sanskrit literature, women’s studies and art history

2106 G Street, NW, Room 301
202-994-6325
pcreddy@gwu.edu

Sean Roberts (Ph.D., University of Southern California)

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

Professor of Anthropology

Director, International Development Studies Program

Research Interests: Development theory, democracy development, media and development, culture and politics, indigenous rights, Central Asia, former Soviet Union, and China

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, Suite 501G
202-994-7739
seanrr@gwu.edu

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Mitsuyo Sato (MAT, Georgetown University)

Lecturer of Japanese

Research Interests: Japanese language

Rome Hall 461
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-6723
satom@gwu.edu

David Shambaugh (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Director of China Policy Program

Research Interests: Chinese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, China’s military and security, international relations of the Asia-Pacific region

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503G
Tel: 202-994-5887
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: shambaug@gwu.edu

Robert J. Shepherd (Ph.D., George Mason University)

Visiting Associate Professor, Anthropology & International Affairs

Research Interests: Tourism, cultural heritage issues, side effects of market changes in China

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 601F
202-994-2725
rshepher@gwu.edu

Stephen C. Smith (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Professor of Economics & International Affairs

Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy

Research Interests: Development economics, economics of participation, and economics of organization

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 502
(202) 994-8086
ssmith@gwu.edu

Ronald Spector (Ph.D., Yale University)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: 20th Century war and diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503J
202-994-6425
spector@gwu.edu

Janet Steele (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Research Interests: History of journalism, ideology and professional practices of journalism, press in modern Indonesia, narrative journalism, media in the developing world

School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st St., NW, Room 421
202-994-2004
jesteele@gwu.edu

Steven M. Suranovic (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Professor of Economics & International Affairs

Research Interests: International trade; trade fairness; China’s economy; and economics of addiction

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501
202-994-7579
smsuran@gwu.edu

Robert Sutter (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of Practice of International Affairs

Research Interests: Politics and foreign relations of Taiwan, international politics of East Asia, U.S. policy towards Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503K
202-994-5886
sutterr@gwu.edu

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Emmanuel Teitelbaum (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian politics and development

Monroe Hall 411
2115 G St, NW
202-994-9125
ejt@gwu.edu

Richard Thornton (Ph.D., University of Washington)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy, Sino-Russian relations

Phillips Hall 331
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-6230
rthornto@gwu.edu

Alvin Tsao (M.E.M., The George Washington University)

Lecturer, East Asian Calligraphy

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy, Sino-Russian relations

451 Rome Hall
202-994-2003
aytsao@gwu.edu

Takae Tsujioka (Ph.D., Georgetown University)

Teaching Assistant Professor in the Japanese Language

Research Interests: Japanese language

Rome Hall 465
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-6727
tsujioka@gwu.edu

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Miaochun Wei (Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, George Washington University)

Teaching Instructor in the Chinese Language

Research Interests: Language pedagogy, second language acquisition, pragmatics

Rome Hall 455
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-4393
mwei@gwu.edu

Robert Weiner (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs

Research Interests: Oil, international finance

Funger Hall 401A
2201 G Street, NW
202-994-5981
rweiner@gwu.edu

James Williams (Ed.D., Harvard University)

Associate Professor of International Education & International Affairs

Research Interests: International education and development, educational planning and policy, Japan

2129 G Street, NW, Room 304
(202) 994-0831
jhw@gwu.edu

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Chen Yang (Ph.D., George Mason University)

Professor of Chinese Studies & International Relations

Research Interests: Characteristics of Chinese language acquisition by non-native speakers; Speaking Proficiency Test (SPT); Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK); American Council on Education Evaluation and Review of Chinese Studies courses; and U.S.-China Relations

Rome Hall 451
801 22nd Street, NW
202-736-7830
cyang99@gwu.edu

Daqing Yang (Ph.D., Harvard University)

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Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: Japanese history and East Asian reconciliation

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W, Room 503H
202-994-8262
yanghist@gwu.edu

Jiawen Yang (Ph.D., New York University)

Professor of International Business & International Affairs

Research Interests: Business environment in China

Funger Hall 401B
2201 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-8709
Fax: 202-994-7422
E-mail: jwyang@gwu.edu

Anri Yasuda (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Assistant Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Research Interests: Modern and contemporary Japanese fiction and literary criticism

Rome Hall 462
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-7106
ayasuda@gwu.edu

Liang (Larry) Yu (Ph.D., University of Oregon)

Professor of Hospitality Management

Faculty Director, MTA Program

Research Interests: Hotel management, tourism in Asia

Funger Hall 301U
2201 G Street, NW
202-994-8740
lyu@gwu.edu

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Hang Zhang (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Linguistics

Research Interests: Chinese language and linguistics

Rome Hall 454
801 22nd Street, NW
hangz@gwu.edu

Phyllis Zhang (Ed.D., Columbia University)

Associate Professor of Chinese & International Affairs

Research Interests: Second language acquisition; Chinese proficiency assessment; Chinese language pedagogy and technology

Rome Hall 463
801 22nd Street, NW
202-994-5051
zhang@gwu.edu

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