Asian Studies Concentration Announced at Scranton
University of Scranton faculty and administrators gather in Redington Hall for the announcement of Jesuit school’s new interdisciplinary Asian Studies Concentration. Standing are, from left, Wanwan Zhou, Fulbright teaching assistant for world languages and cultures; Shuhua Fan, Ph.D., assistant professor of history; Paul Fahey, Ph.D., acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Linda Ledford-Miller, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures; George Gomez, Ph.D., associate professor of biology; Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies program and professor of philosophy; Sherman Cochran, Ph.D., guest speaker and Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History at Cornell University; Susan Trussler, Ph.D., associate professor of economics; and Harold Bailie, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. The new program will provide students with an understanding of the culturally diverse region that includes China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia India, the Philippines and other countries. The program is open to students of all majors and is available beginning this semester.