College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Associate Faculty

Professor, School of Business, Anderson Chandler Fellow, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Capitol Federal Hall, 2109
International finance, corporate finance, contracting and governance; international expertise in capital markets in Japan and South America
Brenneisen Distinguished Professor, School of Law, Raymond F. Rice Distinguished Professor
Green Hall, 410

International trade regulation, advanced international trade regulation, Islamic law, TPP, Indian trade law and policy, China-US trade war

Associate Professor, Director of International Programs
Capitol Federal Hall, 3124

International business strategy in Latin America and East Asisa, trade and regional integration, public sector management, microfinance

Brown, Chris
Professor, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Geography and Atmospheric Science, Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Lindley Hall, Room 214

Political and ecological dynamics of development in Latin American, especially the Brazilian Amazon; some experience in Mongolia on environmental issues related to mining, grazing, and urban life in Ulaanbaatar

Butler, James J. Jr.
Senior Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey

Well hydraulics, direct-push methods for hydrostratigraphic characterization, ground-water flow and transport in heterogeneous formations, stream-aquifer interactions, phreatophytes. Experience in China, Korea, and Japan

Cai, Hui
Associate Professor, Associate Director, Institute of Health and Wellness Design, The Department of Architecture
Marvin Hall, 418

Cultural impacts on healthcare design, Chinese hospital design, Evidence-based Design

Cai, Zongwu
Professor, Economics, The Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics
Snow Hall, 352

Econometrics, financial econometrics, quantitative finance and statistics, Asian economies

Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Art

Gender and domesticity in art and craft Korean food as a cultural diplomacy in contemporary public art.

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
3083 Wescoe Hall

Buddhist ethics, Classic Confucian ethical and political philosophy, Cross-cultural psychological study of moral character

Professor, Geography & Atmospheric Science
Lindley Hall, 413A

Processes and Consequences of Territorialization & Place Attachment; Geopolitics & Border Studies; Migration & Diaspora Studies; Geographies of Nationalism & Transnationalism; Justice, Ethics, & Geographies of Citizenship; Urban Landscape Change. Mongolia & Northeast Asia, Islamic & Russian Borderlands, Central Eurasia/Greater Middle East

Fiorentino, Robert
Associate Professor, Linguistics
Blake Hall, 421

Language processing, neurolinguistics, language acquisition; languages of research include the East Asian languages Japanese and Chinese

Gabriele, Alison
Professor, Linguistics
Blake Hall, 420W

Second language acquisition including acquisition of Japanese, Chinese and English in adult learners

Lecturer, School of Business
Capitol Federal Hall, 3178

Comparative & Cross-Cultural Management, International Management, International Business, Business Practices in China, Managing Internationally, International Business Strategy

Professor, School of Engineering
Learned Hall, 2143

Geotechnical engineering; geosynthetics; earth-retaining structures, ground improvement, pile foundations, and pavement design. Experience in China.

Associate Professor, Architecture & Design
Chalmers Hall, 223

Furniture-based sculpture; Asian materials

Associate Professor, School of Business
Capitol Federal Hall, 2183

Social cognition and social perception, influences of social contexts on judgments and decisions, cross-cultural comparisons

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Associate Department Chair
Learned Hall, 2150D

Building thermal and material scienes laboratory, sustainable building laboratory, energy efficient buildings, China. 


Professor, Architecture, Architecture & Design Administration
Marvin Hall, 311

The social, cultural and psychological aspects of architecture, urbanism, & heritage conservation in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Professor, Geology
Lindley Hall, 114

Tectonic development of the Himalayas and Tibet, active faults and earthquake geology


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Apply for FLAS Scholarships!

FLAS Fellowships are available through CEAS for the study of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Uyghur. Learn more at Deadline for application is December 20. Find more information here.

CEAS Faculty Travel or Development Funds Application

Applications for 2022-23 are closed. 

Applications for 2023-24 open on December 15, 2022.

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CEAS Affiliated Faculty
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