Associate professor, English

Journal articles

  • "Reincarnation in Chinese Novels:  A Study of Hung-lou Meng (1792) and Lao Jing (1989)." Asian Studies Development Program Journal 2009.


  • "'Noh Elements in Tachihara Masaaki's 'Cliff's Edge,'" Japanese Studies Association workshop, Wichita, Kan., October 2013
  • "The Reward of a Temple Roof Tile: Gifting Journeyers in Inouae's The Roof Tile of Tempya and Gaoa's The Temple," Japanese Studies Association of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2010
  • "The Garden in Afghani Life and Literature:  A Key to Meaning in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner," Asian Studies Development Program, Philadelphia, Pa., March 2009
  • "Persian Visions, Contemporary Photography from Iran" Conversations: Connecting Art to Our Lives Series, Mulvane Art Museum, August 2008

Awards and honors

  • Ned N. Fleming Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)

Offices and appointments

  • Treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi


  • Washburn Faculty Development Grant: "Continuity, Conflict and Change in Indian Cultures and Societies," Asian Studies Development Program Seminar, Johnson County (Kan.) Community College, September 2008
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