College of Humanities & Social Sciences


The East Asian Studies Program, an interdisciplinary, inter-departmental and inter-college program, draws upon the services of faculty from various units within the university. Approximately twenty (20) faculty members in various disciplines offer courses approved for inclusion in the East Asian Studies major.



Program Director

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Tomasi, Massimiliano

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

​Professor of Japanese

Office: MH 222C

Phone: 360-650-3339

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Professor Tomasi is on leave during winter & spring 2020. Please see Angela Brown in MH 223 for assistance during this time. 

Office Staff

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Brown, Angela

Program Coordinator

Office: MH 223

Phone: 360-650-3918




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Buckley, Patrick

DepartmentEnvironmental Studies

Professor of Environmental Studies

Office: AH 222

Phone: 360-650-4773


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Bushelle, Emi


Assistant Professor of History

Office: BH 348

Phone: 360-650-3095


Bushelle, Ethan

DepartmentLiberal Studies

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Office: BH 418F

Phone: 360-650-7761


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Deguchi, Masanori

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

​Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics

Office: MH 217E

Phone: 360-650-4155


Fast, Margaret

DepartmentWilson Library


Hearne, James

DepartmentComputer Science

Professor of Computer Science

Office: CF 479

Phone: 360-650-3792


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Laird, Colleen

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Office: MH 215A

Phone: 360-650-4853


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Lei, Yu

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

Office: MH 122A

Phone: 360-650-4852

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Luo, Baozhen


Office: HH 223

Phone: 360-650-7913

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Parris, Kristen

DepartmentPolitical Science

Associate Professor of Political Science

Office: AH 422

Phone: 360-650-4873​

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Pearce, Scott

DepartmentLiberal Studies

Professor of Liberal Studies

Office: BH 152A

Phone: 360-650-3897

Pine, Judy


Associate Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics

Office: AH 338

Phone: 360-650-4783


Roehl, Tom


Professor of Management

Office: PH 211

Phone: 360-650-4809


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Richter, Wayne

DepartmentWilson Library

Library/Archives Paraprofessional

Office: HH 320G

Phone: 360-650-3395

Sapin, Julia

DepartmentArt History

Professor of Art History, Chair of Art and Art History

Office: FI 111

Phone: 360-650-3670

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Thompson, Roger


Professor of History

Office: BH 360

Phone: 360-650-2342

Tsunokai, Glenn


Professor of Sociology

Office: AH 504

Phone: 360-650-2540

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Vajda, Edward

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

Professor of Russian and Linguistics

Office: MH 217D

Phone: 360-650-4856

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Wu, Julian

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

Assistant Professor of Chinese

Office: MH 217B

Phone: 360-650-6122

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Xing, Janet (Zhiqun)

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

Professor of Chinese and Linguistics

Office: MH 218D

Phone: 360-650-3926

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Yu, Yeon


Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Office: AH 311



Yusa, Michiko

DepartmentModern & Classical Languages

​Professor of Japanese and East Asian Studies

Office: MH 218E

Phone: 360-650-4851

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Emeritus Faculty

Schwarz, Henry



Professor Emeritus of History/East Asian Studies. BA, MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin.
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In Memoriam

Kathleen Tomlonovic

Professor Emeritus of Modern and Classical Languages. BA, Marycrest College; MEd, Fordham University; MA, University of Iowa; PhD, University of Washington. Photo of Sr. Tomlonovic