Faculty Associates

The center has 20 faculty associates who teach and do research primarily about Southeast Asia, and other associates who have had Southeast Asia experience or who occasionally do teaching and research on the region.

Anthropology

Judy LedgerwoodJudy Ledgerwood

Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Professor, Anthropology

Ph.D., Cornell University 
Cambodia
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 Andrea MolnarAndrea Molnar

Presidential Engagement Professor, Anthropology

Ph.D., Australian National University 
Indonesia, East Timor, Southern Thailand
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Thai Studies Group
Indonesian & East Timor Studies Group - NIU


 Susan RussellSusan Russell

Presidential Engagement Professor, Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Illinois 
Philippines
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Katharine L. WiegeleKatharine L. Wiegele

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Illinois
Philippines
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Art History


Catherine RaymondCatherine Raymond

Director, Center for Burma Studies and Associate Professor, Art History

Ph.D., La Sorbonne, Paris, France 
Burma, Laos
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Faculty Profile


Computer Science


Robert Zerwekh Robert Zerwekh

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Illinois
Philippines
SEAsite Project 
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Robert Zerwekh's Homepage
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Foreign Languages and Literatures


/Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail

Instructor, Foreign Languages and Literatures

M.A., Ohio University
Philippines
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Kheang Leang Kheang Leang

Instructor, Foreign Languages & Literatures

Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
Cambodia
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Faculty Profile


Grant OlsonGrant Olson

Information Technology Coordinator, Foreign Language Multimedia Learning and Training Center

Ph.D., Cornell University
Thailand
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Faculty Profile


Tharaphi ThanTharaphi Than

Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ph.D., SOAS, University of London 
Burma
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Faculty Profile


Geography


Wei LuoWei Luo

Presidential Research Professor, Geography

Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis
China, Southeast Asia general
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History

Kenton ClymerKenton Clymer

Distinguished Research Professor, History

Ph.D., University of Michigan
Burma, Cambodia, and the Philippines

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Trude JacobsenTrude Jacobsen

Assistant Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, History

Ph.D., University of Queensland
Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam
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Eric JonesEric Alan Jones

On leave fall 2014

Associate Professor, History

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei
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Faculty Profile


Barbara Posadas Barbara Posadas

CLAS Distinguished Professor, History

Ph.D., Northwestern University 
Filipino-Americans
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Faculty Profile


International Affairs


Lina Davide-Ong Lina Davide-Ong

Director, International Training Office, Division of International Affairs

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Philippines
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Deborah Pierce Deborah Pierce

Associate Vice President, Division of International Affairs

Ph.D., University of Michigan
Malaysia
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Music


Jui-Ching Wang Jui-Ching Wang

Associate Professor, Music

D.M.A., Arizona State University
Southeast Asia general
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Political Science


Kikue Hamayotsu Kikue Hamayotsu

Associate Professor, Political Science

Ph.D., Australian National University
Indonesia, Malaysia, Southeast Asia general

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Kheang Un Kheang Un

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Cambodia
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Daniel Unger Daniel Unger

Associate Professor, Political Science

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 
Thailand, Japan, Vietnam 
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Public Administration


Kurt M. Thurmaier Kurt M. Thurmaier

Professor and Director, Division of Public Administration

Ph.D. Syracuse University 
Thailand
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Faculty Profile


University Libraries


Photo Not Available Chalermsee Olson

Associate Dean, Collections and Technical Services
University Libraries

M.A., Univ. of Pittsburgh
M.A., Northern Illinois University 
Thailand
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Hao Phan Hao Phan

Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection Curator, University Libraries

M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Vietnam and Southeast Asia general
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Personal Statement