E. Leslie Peter Professor, East Asian Studies
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
E. Leslie Peter Assistant Professor of East Asian Humanities
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Professor Chittick is the discipline coordinator for East Asian Studies. He teaches and researches on a wide variety of topics in East Asian history and culture, with particular interest in early Chinese history and local culture, Taoism, and conceptions of nature. For more information about the East Asian Studies program, email Professor Chittick.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University
Dr. Chen teaches courses in Asian politics, including Government and Politics of China, East Asian Comparative Politics, East Asian International Relations, and The Pacific Century.
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Professor Grasso teaches and researches Operations Management and has been active in taking students to East and Southeast Asia to study business practices in Asian societies.
Assistant Professor of Chinese
M.A., ABD Purdue University
Professor Gu teaches Chinese language and culture and runs the Winter Term language-intensive program in Shanghai.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Professor Jerryson teaches eastern religious traditions, with a particular emphasis on religion and violence and the role of religion in world history.
Associate Professor of Japanese
Ph.D., Ochanomizu University
Professor Mikals-Adachi teaches Japanese language, culture, and contemporary fiction.
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
M.F.A., Claremont Graduate School
Professor Ransom teaches, researches, and creates ceramics, and has long had an interest in the history and techniques of Asian ceramics.
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
Ph.D., Washington University of St. Louis
Professor Shen teaches Chinese language and a variety of topics in traditional Chinese fiction, women's studies, and film.
Associate Professor of Human Development
Ph.D., University of Florida
Professor Stiles teaches and researches traditional Chinese medicine, health, and healing practices, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Kirk Ke Wang
Professor of Visual Arts
M.F.A., University of South Florida
Professor Wang teaches painting, drawing, digital photography, new genre art and Asian art.