Program Chairs supervise the execution of the program and ensure faculty members have everything they need to complete their courses. The program chair position is held by a faculty member for two years. In July at the end of their second year, a new chair is assigned. If you have questions about your major, please email your program chair.
Patricia Reid-Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies and Social Work, DSW
Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies and Social Work, DSW
Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt – author, educator, scholar, community activist and performing artist - is the Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies and Social Work. Dr. Reid-Merritt received the Doctorate of Social Work in Race, Law and Social Policy (University of Pennsylvania); the Master of Social Work (Temple University); and, the Bachelor of Arts in psychology and social science (Cabrini College). She served as Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program (2003 - 2016), spearheaded the University’s annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposiums ((2004 - 2015), and chaired the National Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Committee (2012).
Dr. Reid-Merritt is also the Founder and Artistic/Executive Director of Afro-One Dance, Drama and Drum Theatre, Inc., a community-based cultural and performing arts organization currently celebrating its 46th year of operation. Afro-One has been described as "the cultural magnet" for African American youth, families and the community in southern New Jersey
Dr. Reid-Merritt is the author of numerous publications, including: the national Blackboard best-seller, Sister Power: How Phenomenal Black Women Are Rising to the Top; Sister Wisdom: Seven Pathways to a Satisfying Life for Soulful Black Women; Righteous Self-Determination: The Black Social Work Movement in America; Race in America: How a Pseudo-Scientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction; Tarnished Legacy: A Reluctant Memoir; and, A State by State History of Race and Racism in the United States.
A resident of Hamilton, NJ, Dr. Reid-Merritt is a well-known scholar and lecturer. She has presented scholarly papers and keynote addresses at numerous national and international conferences, including Kenya, Brazil, Egypt, France, South Africa, England and Venezuela. She spent four weeks at the University of Ghana as a Ford Fellow with the National Council for Black Studies. She was the founding President of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, Philadelphia Chapter, having served previously on the National Board of Directors. Dr. Reid-Merritt served as the founding President of the Burlington County Black Business and Professional Association, and as founding president of the National Association of Black Social Workers, South Jersey Chapter. From 1993 - 2011, she served on the Board of Directors for the National Council for Black Studies. Additionally, she is a consultant on arts and culture to communities throughout the State of New Jersey.
Dr. Reid-Merritt is the recipient of numerous honors/awards including: Cabrini College Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award; Temple University, Alumni Society Certificate of Honor; NAACP Freedom Award; Stockton University’s Council of Black Faculty and Staff Annual Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award; National Council for Black Studies’ Presidential Award, and Mary McLeod Bethune and Carter G. Woodson Award for the most significant contribution to the promotion of Africana Studies. She has been honored by the NJ State Council of Black Social Workers as Social Worker of the Year, the NJ State Legislature, and named by City News as one of New Jerseys' 100 Most Influential Citizens. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who's Who among Black Americans and 2000 Notable American Women.
Dr. Reid-Merritt received the D.S.W. in Race, Law and Social Policy (University of Pennsylvania)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Africana Studies – history, art, culture, social organizations and leadership development
African American Dance, Introduction to Africana Studies, African American Movies, African American Female Writers, Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, Senior Seminar: The African Americans, Senior Seminar: Social Work, Social Justice, African Americans and the Law, Jazz and Blues Dance, Contemporary African American Dance, Black Comedy.
- A State by State History of Race and Racism in the United States, (editor), Santa Barbara Praeger,/ABC- CLIO, Publications, 2018.
- Race in America: How a Pseudo-Scientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction, (editor), Praeger,/ABC-CLIO, Publications, Santa Barbara, 2017.
- Tarnished Legacy: A Reluctant Memoir, www.outskirtspress, Outskirts Press, 2017.
- Righteous Self-Determination: The Black Social Work Movement in America, Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 2010.
- Sister Wisdom: Seven Pathways to a Satisfying Life for Soulful Black Women, New York: John Wiley & Sons Publishing Co., 2002.
- Sister Power: How Phenomenal Black Women Are Rising To The Top. John Wiley & Sons Publishing Co., New York, 1996.
- “Temple University African American Studies Ph.D. Program at 30: Assessing the Asante Affect,” Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies,12. no.6, November 2018.
- “Malcolm X: What Measure of a Man? Assessing Personal Growth and Social Transformation from An African-Centered Social Work Perspective,” in A Lie of Reinvention, Jared A. Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs, editors, Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 2012.
- “Defining Ourselves: Name Calling in Black Studies,” One Name, One Discipline, Journal of Black Studies, Patricia Reid-Merritt, Guest Editor, Sage Publications, Fall, 2009.
- “The Popularization of Afrocentricty Among the People,” in Essays in Honor of an Intellectual Warrior: Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama,(editor), Paris, Menaibuc. (2008).
- “Leadership, Social Responsibility and Economic Fund Development: The Case for Africana Studies,” The Afrocentric Scholar, summer, 2001.
- "Black Female Leadership" in Voices of Vision, Julianne Maleaux, ed., National Council of Negro Women, 1996.
- "On Transforming Images of Nutcrackers and Sugar Plum Fairies into Kinaras, Geles and Brown Sugar Ladies." Sage, spring, 1992.
- "Organizational Life in South Jersey: A Look at Burlington County's Black Community", in Blacks in New Jersey, 1986; Perspectives on South Jersey, Bruce Ransom, Ph.D., editor, New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, 1986.
- "An Historical Survey of the Black Experience Through Dance," Perspectives, AGLS Press, Summer, 1983.
- "A Study of African-American Women in Positions of Power in Nontraditional Leadership Roles". Harvard - Radcliffe University, Institutes of Advanced Study, Murray Research Center, Cambridge, MA, 1999.
- “Dance Culture” The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America, Mwalimu Shujaaand Kenya J. Shujaa, editors, Sage Publications, 2015.
- “The National Black United Fund” The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America,Mwalimu Shujaa and Kenya J. Shujaa, editors, Sage Publications, 2015.
- “The National Association of Black Social Workers” The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America,Mwalimu Shujaa and Kenya J. Shujaa, editors, Sage Publications, 2015.
- “Odunde” The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America, Mwalimu Shujaaand Kenya J. Shujaa, editors, Sage Publications, 2015.
- “Afrocentric Approaches to Social Work.” In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 1. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 305–309, 2015.
- “Affirmative Action,” Encyclopedia of African American History, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Publications, pp. 597-599, 2010.
- “Molefi Asante,” Encyclopedia of African American History, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Publications, pp. 618-619, 2010.
- “Fannie Lou Hamer,” Encyclopedia of African American History, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Publications, pp. 792-794, 2010.
- “Maulana Karenga,” Encyclopedia of African American History, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Publications, pp. 837-838, 2010.
- “National Council for Black Studies,” Encyclopedia of African American History, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Publications, pp. 921-922, 2010.
- “Willie Tappan Barrow,” African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Higginbotham (editors),Harvard University and Oxford University Press, 2008.
- “Affirmative Action.” Encyclopedia of Black Studies, Asante, M. and Ama Mazama,, editors, Sage Publications, 2004.
- “National Black United Fund, Inc.,” Encyclopedia of Black Studies, Asante, M. and Ama Mazama,, editors, Sage Publications, 2004.
- “National Black United Front, Inc.,” Encyclopedia of Black Studies, Asante, M., et.al., editors, Sage Publications, 2004.
National Council for Black Studies
Senior Fellow, MKA Institute for Afrocentric Studies
National Association of Black Social Workers
International Association of Blacks in Dance (founding member)
Caitlin Pittenger, Associate Professor of Dance
Associate Professor of Dance
Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, Assistant Professor of Dance at Stockton University completed her M.F.A. in Dance from Temple University in Philadelphia and her B.A. in Dance with a concentration in performance and choreography from Goucher College, Baltimore, M.D. She served as a Guest Artist in Residence at Georgian Court University.
Caitlin has gone on tour with ClancyWorks Dance Company, under the direction of Adrienne Clancy.Through her training she has worked with artists such as Ann Hutchinson Guest, founder of the Language of Dance Centre in London, Mino Nicolas, director of the Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company, Ed Tyler, Tiffany Mills, Beverly Brown, Eva Gholson, Merián Soto and Nichole Canuso. Along with her faculty positions, she has been a guest artist and instructed master classes at numerous schools, and colleges on the east coast. Pittenger continues to perform professionally in addition to presenting her own work.
MFA, Temple University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Modern Dance, Dance Pedagogy and Wellness, Dance Composition, Jazz Dance Technique, Choreography
All levels of modern dance, Beginning through Level IV
Dance Composition I
Introduction to Dance – General Studies (GAH)
Dance Pedagogy and Wellness
2017, Passage, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Lighting Design by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Video by Mariana Smith. Performed by Alisa Iacovelli, Morgan O’Shea, Jaclyn Salerno. Hatch Series. Jennifer Muller/The Works. New York, NY. October 28, 2017.
2017, Passage, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Lighting Design by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Video by Mariana Smith. Performed by Alisa Iacovelli, Morgan O’Shea, Jaclyn Salerno. STORM. Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Performance Garage, Philadelphia, PA. September 14 and 17th, 2017.
2017, Dividing Lines, Choreography and Performance by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Lighting Design by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Stockton Faculty Alumni Concert. Stockton University Experimental Theatre. Galloway, NJ. September 15 & 16, 2017.
2017, Flash mob for community enrichment, performed at the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Open to the community. Asbury Park. NJ. August 26, 2017.
2017, Passage, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Lighting Design by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Video by Mariana Smith. Performed by Alisa Iacovelli, Morgan O’Shea, Jaclyn Salerno. Scratch Night. Fringe Arts , Philadelphia, PA June 5, 2017
2017, Transfer of Energy, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger and Rain Ross. Lighting
Performed by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger and Rain Ross. American College Dance Association Faculty Concert. County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ. March 17, 2017.
2017, Transfer of Energy, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger and Rain Ross. Lighting
Design by Mark Mallett. Performed by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger and Rain Ross. A Concert of Dance. Stockton University Performing Arts Center. Galloway, NJ. March 2-5, 2017.
2017, Passage, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Lighting Design by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Video by Mariana Smith. Performed by Alisa Iacovelli, Morgan O’Shea, Jaclyn Salerno. A Concert of Dance. Stockton University Performing Arts Center. Galloway, NJ. March 2-5, 2017.
2017, Passage, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Lighting Design by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Video by Mariana Smith. Performed by Alisa Iacovelli, Morgan O’Shea, Jaclyn Salerno. Invited. Performance Garage, Philadelphia, PA. January 28, 2017.
2017, Body Continuum, Choreography by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Lighting Design by Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. Performed by Macy Collins, Alisa Iacovelli, Caitlin Pittenger, Chandra Moss-Thorne, and Asya Zlatina. Invited. Performance Garage, Philadelphia, PA. January 28, 2017.
National Dance Education Organization
DANCE New Jersey
American College Dance Association
Hannah C. Ueno, Professor of Art
Hannah C. Ueno
Professor of Art
Hannah Ueno has worked as a graphic designer in San Francisco and Tokyo before joining Stockton University. She teaches 3D Computer Modeling and Animation, Digital Imaging and Typography, Web and Interactive Media Design. A fellow member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, she received her MFA in Visual Communications from Washington State University, and B.F.A. from Nihon University-College of Arts in Tokyo, Japan.
Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums.
Hannah is a recipient of numerous awards for her work in graphic design, digital art, and photography, including the Design Excellence Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Creative Quarterly magazine, and New Jersey Emerging Artist Series. Her prints are included as the permanent collection at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, and Sapporo International Center.
MFA, Washington State University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Graphic Design, Digital and Interactive Media, Web Design, Lenticular Imaging, 3D Modeling and Animation, Photography, Illustration.
ARTV 3676 3D Animation (Q2)
ARTV 3674 3D Modeling (Q2)
ARTV 4580 Senior Project in Visual Communication I (Fall semester)
ARTV 4781 Senior Project in Visual Communication II (Fall semester)
ARTV 4925 Internship
ARTV 4926 Design for Community Partners
GAH 2267 Unlocking Creativity (W2, I)
LANG 1375 Introduction to Japanese
Metafisica - 3D Lenticular Images of Cityscape and Dreamscape;
Urban Jungle Gym - Pen and Ink;
Virtual Tour from Ando Hiroshige's Tokaido prints;
Virtual Tour from MC. Escher's prints;
19th century School Architecture in Japan - Photography;
Table Series - Digital Art.
Contemporary Masters Vol.4 and Vol. 5;
Graphic Design USA: 18, AIGA Annual Design Compendium.
Creative Quarterly Vol. 39/40;
Music, Sound and Moving Image Journal, Liverpool University Press, UK;
Various exhibition catalogs.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
List available at http://hannahueno.com/about.html
American Institute of Graphic Design
National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
NJ Tech Council
Joe'l Ludovich, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
I am an Emmy-nominated producer and an award winning filmmaker who brings 20 plus years of film and television production experience to the classroom. I utilize my professional experience in producing live television, coordinating and filming documentaries, corporate video and historical re-enactments in the film and television industry to inform my teaching and give students a glimpse into the process of making television, audio, or video productions. I am former WLFR General Manager and adviser of ten years
MFA in Film and Television, Savannah College of Art &Design
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Live television, Documentary production, Steadicam , Dance on Film, Audio Production, film theory and criticism
AMST 5015 Documenting America: Film Analysis & Practice
COMM 2401 Mediated Communication: Audio Production
COMM 2402 Mediated Communication: Video Production
COMM 2403 Mediated COMM: Television Production
COMM 2407 Introduction to Editing
COMM 4200 Steadicam: Art of the Moving Camera
COMM 4902 WLFR Internship
COMM 4906 Community TV Partnership
GAH 3207 Blaxploitation: Cinema During the 1970’s
GAH 3306 The Pre-Code Hollywood Era
SCREENINGS, BROADCASTS AND EXHIBITIONS
Telly Award, Michele Balan: LIVE, Philadelphia, PA 2017
COMM Spotlight Series: Presented “Scratched: the Epidemic of Drugs in Horseracing.” November 5, 2015.
Screened Scratched: The Epidemic of Drugs in the Horseracing Industry, May 16, 2014, Collingswood Public Library
The Filmmakers and Author Series @ Collingswood Library, Collingswood, NJ-screened “TheBrian Dennis Project,” August 26, 2010
(2) Telly Award Finalist (2008). “Man with the Magic Hands.”
Telly Award Winner (2001). Philly LIVE, interview with tennis legend Martina Navratilova
Telly Award Finalist (2000, 2002). Philly LIVE.
Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award (2002). Philly LIVE.
The Albany International Film and Video Festival, New York
Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival, San Francisco
CAL Arts, Los Angeles
Anthology of Film Archives, New York
Georgian Court University- The Story Between the Pages. Invited screening
NJCA-The New Jersey Communication Association-13th Annual Conference, presented Bringingthe Ethos of the Apprenticeship Back to the Liberal Arts Education: Infusing the Respect for the Skill, Art and Technique of the Moving Image. Chair of panel
Cradle, short dance film listed on www.imdb.com Internet Movie Database
Off the Track to a Second Chance. Video documentary. 2012.
The Brian Dennis Project. Video documentary. 2009.
College Media Advisers
New Jersey Broadcasters Association (NJBA)
Robert Nichols, Professor of History
Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
My research covers the history of South Asia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in the early modern, colonial, and post-colonial periods. These interests include political, economic, social, and cultural interactions across communities as well as interregional connections between areas of the Indian Ocean world. My teaching includes History seminars, Methods, and Senior Thesis and courses on social movements, contemporary events in South Asia, and the Vietnam War.
The History of India
History of Afghanistan and Pakistan
Indian Ocean History
Modern Social Movements
A History of Pashtun Migration, 1775-2006, Karachi, Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008.
Settling the Frontier: Land, Law and Society in the Peshawar Valley, 1500-1900, Karachi, Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.
The Frontier Crimes Regulation, A History in Documents, Karachi, Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013.
Colonial Reports on Pakistan's Frontier Tribal Areas, Karachi, Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006.
"Pashtuns," Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
"Reclaiming the Past: The Tarikh Hafiz Rahmat Khan and Pashtun Historiography," in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes, edited by Nile Green, Hurst/Oxford, 2015.
“Class, State, and Power in Swat Conflict”. In Beyond Swat: History, Society and Economy along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier, edited by Ben Hopkins and Magnus Marsden, Columbia/Hurst, 2012.
“Pashto Language Policy and Practice in the North West Frontier Province”. In Language Policy and Language Conflict in Afghanistan and its Neighbors, edited by Harold Schiffman, Brill, 2012.
“An Interregional History of Pashtun Migration, c. 1775-2000”, in Ethnicity, Authority and Power in Central Asia, edited by Robert Canfield and Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek, Routledge, 2010.
Roundtable essay: “Beyond the State, War, and Tribe”, International Journal of Middle East Studies 45(1) February 2013.
"Ahmad Shah Durrani," Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd Edition, 2015.
Peshawar Digital Archive (https://blogs.stockton.edu/peshawardigitalstudies)
American Historical Association
Association for Asian Studies
American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
American Institute of Pakistan Studies
Katherine Panagakos, Assistant Professor of Classics; AFGLC Professor of Greek Culture
Assistant Professor of Classics; AFGLC Professor of Greek Culture
Katherine Panagakos earned her M.A. in Classics from Tulane University and her Ph.D. in Greek and Latin from The Ohio State University. During her graduate work, she was a student at The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) and was a field walker and camp manager at the Eastern Korinthia Archaeogical Survey (EKAS). Katherine spent three years in a rotating position at schools in the Associated Colleges of the South (Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX; Furman University in Greenville, SC; and Rhodes College in Memphis, TN).
She began teaching primarily Latin and Classics-related courses at Stockton in January of 2008. Katherine serves as the advisor for the Classics National Honor Society (ΗΣΦ) and OGRE (Order of Greco-Roman Enthusiasts), as well as being an active member of the Interdisciplinary Center of Hellenic Studies (ICHS) and the Friends of Hellenic Studies (FHS). Her research focuses on the ancient Greek and Roman novels. Katherine is currently working on three manuscripts. The first focuses on the role of pirates and robbers in the ancient novels and the other two are in collaboration with former students: one is an intermediate Greek text on Aesop’s Fables; the other is a collection of essays on suicide in the ancient Greco-Roman world.
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Latin language and literature, Ancient Greek and Roman novels, Augustan Age, Classical mythology, Greco-Romans in film, zombies in popular culture
LANG 1220/1221 Beginning Latin I & II
LANG 2710 & 2711 Intermediate Latin I and II (recent authors include: Catullus, Martial, Apuleius, Petronius, Cicero, Horace, and Ovid)
LANG 3710/3711 Advanced Latin I and II (recent authors/topics include: Vergil, Lucan, Lucretius, Elegiac Poetry, Roman Biography, Cicero, and Livy)
LANG 3760/3761Advanced Greek I and II (Lucian, Longus, and Homer)
GAH 1038 Reacting to the Past
GAH 1401 Classical Myth and Legend
GAH 1632 Greco-Romans in Film and Text
GAH 2351 Zombies and Cultural Anxiety
GAH 3220 The Age of Augustus
Review of Stefan Tilg’s Chariton of Aphrodisias and the invention of the Greek Love Novel (Oxford UP, 2010).Bryn Mawr Classical Review. Bryn Mawr, PA: BMCR, 2011.
Review of Evan Hayes and Stephen Nimis’ Lucian’s The Ass: An Intermediate Greek Reader (Faenum, 2012). Classical Journal. (Under contract)
“Heliodoran Evolution and Innovation.” Ancient Narrative. (Under revision)
American Philological Association
Classical Association of the Middle West and South
Eta Sigma Phi
Adam Miyashiro, Associate Professor of Literature
Associate Professor of Literature
Adam Miyashiro teaches courses on comparative medieval literature, medieval Mediterranean studies, postcolonial theory, and critical race theory and has a subspecialty in Asian and Pacific literatures. He has published articles and book reviews in Neophilologus, Notes and Queries, Journal of Law and Religion, Comparative Literature Studies, Literature Compass, and postmedieval.
Prof. Miyashiro has presented his work at national and international conferences such as the Modern Language Association, International Medieval Congresses in Leeds, UK and Kalamazoo, MI, and the American Comparative Literature Association.
He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Delaware Valley Medieval Association and is the Secretary of the Stockton Federation of Teachers (AFT Local #2275). He is an Advisory Board member of the journal Early Middle English and was a founding member of the Medievalists of Color Collective.
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Comparative medieval literature, Old and Middle English, Old French and Anglo-Norman literature, Mediterranean Studies, historiography, travel narratives, Arthurian literature, postcolonial theory
LITT 2102 British Literature I
LITT 2123 Literary Research
LITT 2227 Arthurian Literature
LITT 3110 Chaucer
LITT 3261 Medieval English Literature
LITT 3262 The Medieval Romance
LITT 3263 Comparative Medieval Literature
LITT 3301 History of the English Language
LITT 4610 Senior Seminar
GAH 2201 Shakespeare’s Worlds
GAH 2334 Representing Race
GAH 3218 Medieval Cultural Encounters
Review of Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West, by Zhang Longxi, Cornell University Press, 2005. Journal of Law and Religion 22.2 (2007): 619-623.
Review of Sodomy, Masculinity, and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230, by William Burgwinkle, Cambridge University Press, 2004. Comparative Literature Studies 44.1-2 (2007): 211-214.
“Disease and Deceitin Béroul’s Roman de Tristan.” Neophilologus 89.4 (2005): 509-525.
“The Middle English Term Bipen in Castleford’s Chronicle.” Notes and Queries 50.1 (2003): 5-6.
Modern Language Association
American Comparative Literature Association
Medieval Academy, International Center for Medieval Art
Delaware Valley Medieval Association (Executive Council)
Spain-North Africa Project
Jongbok Yi, Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy
Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy
I was born in Seoul, Korea. I studied Ch’an or Zen Buddhist traditions in China and Korea, and also studied and practiced Daoism and Confucianism in Sungkyunkwan University. After attaining an M.A. degree for early Ch’an Buddhism at Seoul National University in 2000, while studying Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism at the University of Virginia, I achieved an M.A. in 2005 and a Ph.D. degree in 2013. I am very interested in the intellectual history of the philosophy of the Middle Way (Madhyamaka, dbu ma) in India and Tibet. Currently, I am planning to collaborate with two Japanese scholars to publish a series of books on Tibetan understanding of Indian Middle Way School from 8th century C.E. to 15th century C.E.
I am also a tea drinker. Please stop by and tell me your story with a sip of tea.
Ph.D., University of Virginia
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Chinese religions, Buddhist philosophy, Confucianism, Daoism, Shamanism, Hinduism.
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2100 Buddhist Philosophy
PHIL 2121 Chinese Philosophy
PHIL 2123 Indian Philosophy
PHIL 2126 Tibetan Buddhism
GAH 1370 Chinese Culture
GAH 2347 History of Tea
Yi, Jongbok. The Opposite of Emptiness in the Middle Way Autonomy School: Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great
Exposition of the Middle. UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies.
Hopkins, Jeffrey and Jongbok Yi, The Hidden Teaching of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras: Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Seventy Topics and Kon-chog-jig-may-wang-po’s Supplement. UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies. 2013. http://uma-tibet.org/edu/gomang/gomang_first.php.
Hopkins, Jeffrey and Jongbok Yi, Ngag-wang-pal-dan’s Explanation of the Treatise.
Ornament for the Clear Realizations from the Approach of the Meaning of the Words:
The Sacred Word of Maitreyanatha. UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies.
Yi, Jongbok. “Controversy among Ge-luk-pa Scholars about What is Negated in Emptiness according to the Svatantrika-Madhyamika School.” Journal of Buddhist Philosophy 1 (2014).
American Academy of Religion
American Philosophical Association
International Association of Buddhist Studies
International Association of Tibetan Studies
Contact a Literature preceptor or the chair of the Literature program for more information about the dual degree program.
John O'Hara, Associate Professor of Critical Thinking & First - Year Studies
Associate Professor of Critical Thinking & First - Year Studies
Ph.D., University of Miami
John F. O’Hara joined the faculty of General Studies in the FRST program at Stockton University in 2013 after teaching for ten years at the University of Miami, FL, and Temple University. He earned his Ph.D. in English in 2003 from the University of Miami with a focus on twentieth-century American literature, war literature and arts, and critical and interpretive theory. His primary academic interests include the Vietnam War, American countercultures, postmodernism, gender studies, and writing/teaching pedagogies. Some of his favorite things besides thinking, reading and writing are baseball, antique American music, films old and new, and – of course – students!