Affiliated Faculty Members

Prof. Fred Carriere   Frederick Carriere
Pacific Century Institute Senior Fellow

Frederick Carriere teaches seminars on contemporary foreign policy and Track II diplomacy related to Korea. Currently, he also is a consulting professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Prior to assuming that position, Carriere lived in Korea for a period of over twenty years (1969-1993). During most of those years he was employed by the Korea Fulbright Commission (Korean-American Educational Commission), initially as its educational counseling officer (1979-83) and later as its executive director (1984-1993). He also was president of the Royal Asiatic Society–Korea Branch for two years (1989-91) and a counselor for over a decade.

Prof. Margarita Estevez-Abe

Margarita Estevez-Abe
Associate Professor of Political Science 

Margarita Estévez-Abe teaches courses on "Japanese Political Economy," and "Comparative Political Economy of Gender." As reflected in her course offerings, Professor Estévez-Abe's research interests include Japanese politics and economy, comparative political economy, and studies of gender inequality. Professor Estévez-Abe’s research explores how institutions constrain economic and political actors’ behavior. Professor Estévez-Abe's award-winning book Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2008) builds a new institutional model of welfare politics to situate Japan’s welfare state in a comparative perspective and also to explain historical shifts in Japan.
Prof. Gareth Fisher

Gareth Fisher
Associate Professor of Religion

Gareth Fisher is an Associate Professor of Religion at the College of Arts and Sciences. His work focuses on the revival of lay Buddhism in contemporary mainland China particularly in Beijing, where he recently completed two years of ethnographic research at the Temple of Universal Rescue (Guangji Si). He teaches courses in Buddhism, Morality and Community, Religions of the World. Gareth received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Grinnell College, M.A. in Religion from Columbia University, Ph.D in Anthropology from University of Virginia.

Prof. Dimitar Gueorguiev

Dimitar Gueorguiev
Assistant Professor of Chinese Politics

Dimitar Gueorguiev is an Assistant Professor of Chinese Politics. His current work on China focuses on local-level policy making, public opinion, legislative behavior, accountability, and anti-corruption. His research interests  include comparative political economy, authoritarian institutions, governance, and survey methods. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at the University of California at San Diego.  

Prof. Yilin Hou

Yilin Hou
Professor, Public Administration & International Affairs

Yilin Hou is a Professor of Public Administration & International Affairs. He specializes in fiscal policy, public budgeting, and intergovernmental fiscal relations. He also serves as a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Within CPR, Professor Hou's research interests lie in fiscal/budgetary institutions, state and local taxation, and intergovernmental fiscal relations. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2002. 

 Prof. Brian Hurley

Brian Hurley
Assistant Professor of Japanese

Brian Hurley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. He teaches Japanese literature, film and culture, and is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the confluences of literature and thought in modern Japan. He received his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Washington University in St. Louis, M.A. from Arizona State University, and Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Prof. Hua Jiang 

Hua Jiang
Assistant Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Hua Jiang is an Assistant Professor of Public Relations. Her teaching and research interests include organization-public relationships, social media, leadership in public relations, work-life conflict, activism, identities, ethics and global public relations. Professor Jiang serves as the 2013 vice chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s Committee on Work, Life and Gender Issues; the 2013-2014 fundraising co-chair of the Public Relations Division; and the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 secretary and newsletter editor of the Mass Communication & Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Nanjing University and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Prof. George Kallander

George Kallander
Director, East Asia Program, Associate Professor of History

George Kallander’s research field is early modern Korea. He is the author of Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea (University of Hawai’i press, 2013). Currently, he is working on a manuscript that explores political identity, masculinity, and cultural practices through the royal and elite hunt in Korea. With the support of a major grant from the Academy of Korean Studies, he is also translating Pyŏngjarok, or Record of the Year 1636, a diary of the second Manchu attack on Korea. Kallander teaches courses on Korea, Japan, East Asia, and global history. He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his MA and PhD from Columbia University. 

Prof. Norman Kutcher

Norman Kutcher
Associate Professor of History

Norman Kutcher is Associate Professor of History, specializes in late imperial Chinese history. His research interests include Confucianism, orthodoxy, the nature of imperial power, and the domestic life of emperors. He is the author of Mourning in Late Imperial China: Filial Piety and the State (1999). His current research project is a study of Yuanming Yuan, the primary residence of Qing emperors which was destroyed by European powers in 1860. He received B.A. from Wesleyan University, J.D. from Boston College Law School, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Prof. Terry Lautz

Terry Lautz
East Asia Program Moynihan Research Fellow

Terry Lautz studies the history, culture, and politics of modern China and U.S.-China relations. He is the author of John Birch: A Life (Oxford, 2016) and is currently writing a book on American responses to Communist China. Dr. Lautz is former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation, trustee and chair of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, and a former director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. 

Prof. Meera Lee

Meera Lee
Assistant Professor, Asian/Asian American Studies
Meera Lee is Assistant Professor of Asian/Asian American Studies. She has published journal articles and book chapters about Korean films, as well as essays on Asian subjectivity and postcolonial studies. She is currently completing a book, titled Maladies of Han: Trauma, Phantom and Korean Subjectivity, which examines the Korean sentiment of han—a term meaning sorrow or grief. She obtained her Ph.D. in English with a comparative study on Korean literature and culture from Dankook University, Seoul. 

Prof. Jing Lei

Jing Lei
Associate Professor, School of Education

Jing Lei is Assistant Professor of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at the School of Education. Jing Lei's research interests include educational technology integration, meaningful technology use in schools, social-cultural and psychological impact of technology, teacher technology professional development, and international and comparative education. Her most recent research concerns how the use of technology both influences and is influenced by teachers, students, and school systems. She teaches courses in instructional design, development and evaluation. She holds a masters degree in higher education and comparative education from Peking University and the Ph.D. in learning, technology and culture from Michigan State University.  

 Prof. Mary Lovely

Mary Lovely
Professor of Economics

Mary E. Lovely is Associate Professor of Economics at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she combines interests in international economics and public economics. Dr. Lovely's earlier work considered the measurement of labor market effects of increased international trade, on the distributional effects of industrial policy, on the geographic concentration of exporting firms, and on the welfare effects of smuggling. She has studied the optimal design of commodity taxes when consumers cross borders to shop in lower taxing jurisdictions as well as the benefits and costs of restricting this activity. Dr. Lovely earned her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She holds a Master degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University. She has taught at Syracuse University since 1988. 

Prof. Yingyi Ma

Yingyi Ma
Associate Professor, Sociology

Yingyi Ma is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Professor Ma specializes in the sociology of education, gender, migration, and Chinese studies. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. She holds both a M.S.E. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (2005) and a M.A. in Sociology (2003) from Johns Hopkins University. Professor Ma earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Nanjing University (2000). 

Prof. Alex Tan

Alex Tan
Associate Professor, School of Information

Alex (Zixiang) Tan is Associate Professor of the School of Information Studies. He teaches in the Telecommunications and Network Management area. His current research and teaching interests include telecommunications policy and regulation, new technology development and applications, industry restructure and competition. Tan received his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Policy and Management from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He holds both a Bachelor and a Master degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Alex has a second Master degree in Communications and Information Technology Policy from SPRU of the University of Sussex in UK.

Prof. Edwin Van Bibber-Orr 

Edwin Van Bibber-Orr
Assistant Professor of Chinese

Edwin Van Bibber-Orr is an Assistant Professor of Chinese, specializing in the literary history of China’s Middle Period (9th - 14th centuries). His research interests include lyric poetry (ci), gender discourse, and print culture. Professor Van Bibber-Orr has additional interests in translation theory and gender history. He received his B.A. in Chinese from Middlebury College, and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Chinese literature from Yale University.