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.
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.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
M.A., Columbia University, New York
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A., Nanzan University in Nagoya
Professor Yamazaki teaches Japanese language and culture. Her research interests include Japanese cognitive linguistics, socio linguistics (honorific expression), comparative young adult literature, and contemporary Japanese culture.