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Asian Studies Faculty

David Nordmann
Henrietta Arnold Associate Professor of History
B.A., Coe College
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., Indiana University

Dr. Nordmann teaches Western Civilization in addition to courses in East Asian history. His specialties include Meiji Japan, late nineteenth-century Korea, U.S.-East Asia relations and Asian-American history.

Robert D. Drexler
Whipple Professor of English
B.A., Amherst College
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Dr. Drexler (Bob), Professor of English Literature at Coe College, served in the Peace Corps in Bangkok for three years in the early 1970's. He has directed the ACM/GLCA Japan Study Program twice, and the ACM India Studies program once. He and his family have spent 6 years living in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand; in addition, Bob has traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Luang Prabang, Laos, several times.

Mickey R.C. Wu
George Baker Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., Berea College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Dr. Wu specializes in the areas of the Economics of Trade and Development, and Excellence-based Organizations. He was instrumental in establishing the Spellman Memorial Fund, the Investment Fund, and the Women's Varsity soccer program at Coe.

Kimberly Lanegran
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Dr. Lanegran teaches courses on comparative politics, international organizations, women and politics, and US public policy. Her publications focus on international human rights trials and the political transformation of South Africa. Recently, she edited a special issue of African Studies Quarterly on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Africa.

Derek Buckaloo
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Stanford University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Dr. Buckaloo teaches American history, with special interests in twentieth-century politics and culture, foreign relations, particularly the Cold War and the Vietnam War, and Native American history. His present research is on the "Vietnam Syndrome."