Our Faculty

This list includes all Berea College faculty who teach courses in Asian Studies.  Core faculty (who teach more than one occasional course) are indicated by an asterisk (*).

Rebecca Bates, Professor of History

*Jarrod Brown, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Nashwa Cahill, Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance

Ashley Elston, Associate Professor of Art History

*Robert Foster, Professor of History and Asian Studies

*Gordon Gray, Associate Professor of Media and Culture

Deborah Martin, Professor of Theatre; Chair of Theatre Department

*Lauren McKee, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies

Eileen McKiernan González, Professor of Art History; Chair of Art and Art History Department

*Nathan Patton, Instructor of Japanese and Asian Studies

*Jeffrey L. Richey, Professor of Asian Studies; Chair of Asian Studies Department

Nancy Sowers, Associate Professor of Finance

*Jianfen Wang, Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies

Stephanie Woodie, Associate Professor of Health & Human Performance


Examples of Faculty Activity

Asian Studies Development Program: China Project

Asian Studies Development Program: Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum

ASIANetwork Faculty Enhancement Program

ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

BCnow interview with Gordon Gray

Gordon Gray’s Cinema: A Visual Anthropology

Jarrod Brown’s Land-Cover/Land-Use Change in Southern Vietnam Through the Lenses of Conflict, Religion, and Politics, 1980s to Present

Jeffrey L. Richey’s Confucius in East Asia

Jeffrey L. Richey’s “My Students and Asia: Then and Now”

Jianfen Wang’s and Gordon Gray’s “The Journey to the West: A Platform for Learning About China Past and Present”

Nathan Patton’s Beginning Japanese

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

Robert Foster’s chapter on “The Southern Song” in The Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History

Robert Foster’s translation of the Classic of Go 

Smithsonian profile of Robert Foster