Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Teri Yamada

Teri Yamada

  • Professor and Chair
  • Office: FO3-338
  • Phone: (562) 985-7942
  • E-mail: teri.yamada@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Wed 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Succession Plan as of Spring Jan_2014
  • Dr. Yamada conducts research on Asian foodways and food sustainability in Asia with a focus on Cambodia; development and urban planning in Southeast Asia with a focus on Cambodia.  She is a publisher and translator of new Cambodian literature post 1993 UNTAC elections.

Dr. Barbara W. Kim

Barbara Kim

  • Vice Chair, Grad and Undergrad Adviser
  • Office: FO3-334
  • Phone: (562) 985-7530
  • E-mail: barbara.kim@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Wed 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Thurs 1:00-4:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Dr. Barbara W. Kim’s research interests include Asian American identity and community formations, family, aging, immigration, and Korean popular culture. Dr. Kim is the co-author (with Grace J. Yoo) of Caring across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families (NYU Press, 2014), which was awarded the 2015 Asian American Book Award by the American Sociological Association’s Section of Asian and Asian America. 

Dr. Kyoungmi Ha

Kyoungmi Ha

  • Assistant Professor in Asian Studies (Korean Language & Culture)
  • Office: FO3-321
  • Phone: (562) 985-4030
  • E-mail: kyoungmi.ha@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 10:00–11:00 a.m.
  • Dr. Kyoungmi Ha’s research interests include Korean culture, discourse/conversation analysis, prosody, second language acquisition, and language pedagogy.

Michelle Okawa

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  • Administrative Support Coordinator
  • Office: FO3-340
  • Phone: (562) 985-4645
  • E-mail: michelle.okawa@csulb.edu
  • Department Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Hiroko Kataoka

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Hiroka Kataoka (left)

  • Professor for the Japanese Program; Emeritus Faculty
  • Office: FO3-330
  • Phone: (562) 985-5277
  • E-mail: hiroko.kataoka@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Tues 9:00-9:50 a.m.; Wed 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Thurs 12:30-1:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Dr. Kataoka’s research interests and specialties include: Curriculum and materials development; issues in teacher training and professional development; heritage learners of Japanese; and immersion programs and their assessment.

Dr. Masako Douglas

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Masako Douglas (right)

  • Professor for the Japanese Program
  • Office: FO3-332
  • Phone: (562) 985-5280
  • E-mail: masako.douglas@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon & Tues 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Wed: 12:00-1:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Dr. Douglas’ research concerns curriculum design and instruction for teaching Japanese as a heritage language (JHL) or foreign language (JFL); development of kanji ability and writing ability of JHL and JFL learners; effectiveness of Content-Based Language Learning and Project-Based Language Learning; JHL development.

Dr. Kiyomi Chinen

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Kiyomi Chinen (center)

  • Associate Professor and Adviser for the Japanese program
  • Office: FO3-330
  • Phone: (562) 985-5277
  • E-mail: k.chinen@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon 9:00-9:45 a.m.; Tues 9:00-9:45 a.m., 2:00-2:30 p.m. & 5:00-5:30 p.m.; Wed 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Thurs 2:00-2:30pm & by appointment
  • Dr. Chinen’s research focuses on Japanese heritage language development.

Dr. Ruixi Ai

Ruixi Ai

  • Associate Professor in Chinese Studies and Chinese Studies Program Advisor
  • Office: FO3-319
  • Phone: (562) 985-5493
  • E-mail: ruixi.ai@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 2:00-4:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Prof. Ai’s research interests include Chinese linguistics and pedagogy.

Dr. Haiping Wu

Haiping Wu

  • Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies
  • Office: FO3-336
  • Phone: (562) 985-8085
  • E-mail: haiping.wu@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon – Thurs 12:00-1:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Prof. Wu’s research interests include Chinese culture, linguistics, and pedagogy.

Dr. Linda Maram

Linda Maram

  • Professor of ASAM Studies
  • Office: FO3-317
  • Phone: (562) 985-4822
  • E-mail: linda.maram@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Tues 3:30-4:30 p.m. & Wed 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Dr. España-Maram earned her Ph.D. in History from UCLA and her scholarship focuses on Filipino/a Americans and cultural productions. Her book, Creating Masculinity in Los Angeles’ Little Manila: Working-Class Filipinos and Popular Culture, was awarded the best book in History by the Association for Asian American Studies.

Dr. Dean S. Toji

Dean Toji

  • Assistant Professor of ASAM Studies; Emeritus Faculty
  • Office: FO3-304
  • Phone: (562) 985-1668
  • E-mail: dean.toji@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Wed 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Prof. Toji’s research interests include community organization and environmental justice.

Chuc Bui

Chuc Bui

  • Lecturer for the Vietnamese language courses
  • Office: LA5-269
  • Phone: (562) 985-4515
  • E-mail: quyendi.bui@gmail.com
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 2:15-3:15 p.m. & by appointment
  • Mr. Bui conducts research on Vietnamese language, linguistics, literature and culture. Publications include a set of introductory Vietnamese language textbooks published by Tuoihoa Publishing (Garden Grove, California) and books on advanced Vietnamese.

Dr. Sam Coleman

Sam Coleman

  • Lecturer for Asian Studies and the Japanese program
  • Office: LA5-269
  • Phone: (562) 985-4515 during office hours
  • E-mail: sam.coleman@csulb.edu
  • Website: http://web.csulb.edu/~scolema2/
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 2:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Dr. Coleman’s departmental specialties are Japanese culture and communication, and Japanese history as social process.  His current research concerns Japanese SDF veterans’ psychological adjustment to civilian society.
Lawrence S. Hashima
  • Lecturer in ASAM Studies
  • Office: FO3-317
  • Phone: (562) 985-4822
  • E-mail: lhashima@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 12:30-1:30 p.m. & by appointment
Kumiko Kitagawa
  • Lecturer for the Japanese language program
  • Office: LA5-269
  • Phone: (562) 985-4515
  • E-mail: kumiko.kitagawa@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Tues & Thurs 10:00-10:30 a.m. & by appointment

Haley Ariel Lee

Haley Ariel Lee

  • Lecturer for the Korean language courses
  • Office: LA5-269
  • Phone: (562) 985-4515
  • E-mail: akimucla@gmail.com
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Research focus on Asian immigrant communities-policy intervention/prevention of interpersonal violence & Co-authored Dynamic Korean I & II
JiHyun Park
  • Lecturer for the Korean language courses
  • Office: LA5-269
  • Phone: (562) 985-4515
  • E-mail: jiparkusc@gmail.com
  • Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9:50-11:00 a.m. 
Truc HaMai
  • Lecturer for ASAM
  • Office: LA5-269
  • Phone: N/A
  • E-mail: truc.ha@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Darith Ung
  • Lecturer for the Khmer (Cambodian) language courses
  • Office: LA1-308
  • Phone: (714) 651-0387 during office hours only
  • Email: darith.ung@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Tues &Thurs 3:45-4:00 PM & 5:50-6:20 PM

Jeff Winters

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  • Lecturer in Chinese Studies
  • Language Lab Director
  • Office: LAB-318
  • Phone: (562) 985-1082
  • E-mail: jeff.winters@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 10:00-11:50 a.m. & by appointment
  • Jeff Winters, Lecturer in Asian Studies and Director, Language Laboratory, has been studying and teaching Chinese for over 20 years. In addition to his passion for Chinese language and culture he works extensively on developing web-based programs for language acquisition. His experience includes programming, testing, designing and evaluating software as a software engineer and language instructor. He is currently researching the application of social media motivators in foreign language study.

Peter Wong

 

  • Lecturer for the Asian Studies program
  • Office: SPA-230
  • Phone: (310) 428-2885 during office hours only
  • E-mail: peter.wong@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Wed 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Xiaowen Wu
  • Lecturer in Chinese Studies
  • Office: LA5-269
  • Phone: (562) 985-4515
  • E-mail: xiaowen.wu@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Ivy Daulo
  • Lecturer for ASAM & Filipino (Tagalog) language classes 
  • Office: FO3-317
  • Phone: (562) 985-4822
  • E-mail: mailto:ivy.daulo@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & Wed 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Ashton Politanoff
  • Lecturer for ASAM
  • Office: MHB-317
  • Phone: N/A
  • E-mail: politanoff.csulb@gmail.com
  • Office Hours: Mon 9:30-11:00 a.m. & Fri 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Josh Nettles
  • Lecturer for Asian Studies
  • Office: N/A
  • Phone: N/A
  • E-mail: joshua.nettles@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: ONLINE – Mon 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Jeffrey Zeiser
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  • Lecturer for ASAM & Asian Studies
  • Office: FO3-315
  • Phone: 985-5278
  • E-mail: jeffrey.zeiser@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Mon – Thurs 12:45-1:45 p.m & by appointment
Rowena Robles
  • Lecturer for ASAM
  • Office: FO3-334
  • Phone: (562) 985-7530
  • E-mail: rowena.robles@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Tues 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sarah Miralles

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  • Lecturer for ASAM
  • Office: 
  • Phone: 
  • E-mail: sarah.miralles@csulb.edu
  • Office Hours: Instructor is not teaching this semester
  • Research on how the formation communities and counterspaces inform Filipinx American identities