Luding Tong

Luding Tong

Professor of Chinese, Director of Asian Studies

Dept: Modern Languages, Asian Studies




Office: Thomas, 308

Degrees: Ph.D. in Chinese and Comparative Literature (Washington University); Master's in Comparative Literature (Washington University); Master's in English and American Literature (Southern Illinois); Bachelor's (Anhui University)

Year appointed: 2000

Dr. Tong taught at both the University of Colorado and Michigan State University before joining Marietta College in 2000. Dr. Tong's research and publications focus on culture, gender, and identity in modern Chinese literature and in contemporary Chinese visual culture, and on the pedagogy of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Her two recent journal publications are "'The Fairest of Them All': In Search of One's Self through Advertising" and "Interplay of 'Cultural Imperialism' and 'Cultural nationalism' in Multi-Nationals' Advertising Strategies in China." Currently, Dr. Tong is working with Professor Xu Hui from the University of International Relations in Beijing China on a collaborative textbook project of Chinese Advertising in the New Media Age.

Dr. Tong is Director of the Asian Studies Program and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages.



Dr. Mark Bagshaw

Dr. Mark Bagshaw

Professor of Management and Leadership

Dept: Business & Economics




Office: THMS 101

Degrees: Ed.D. in Higher Education (Penn State), 1984; Master of Philosophy in English & Literature (Yale University), 1969; Bachelor of Arts in English (Penn State), 1965

Year appointed: 1993

Dr. Bagshaw is the former owner of a successful start-up in the direct-mail catalog music business. Professor Bagshaw teaches courses in the strategic management and leadership of organizations, as well as an international leadership course in the College's master of corporate communications program.

His published work focuses on planning and organizational issues in higher education and relating liberal arts education to leadership in business. He is the author or co-author of a number of professional publications and presented papers, including (with K.P. Mortimer) an influential monograph, Flexibility in Academic Staffing.

He was one of 15 educators chosen by ASIANetwork and the Hong Kong American Center to participate in the Pearl River Delta Faculty Development Program during the summer of 2005. His proposal received funding from the Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad Program of the U.S. Department of Education. Bagshaw teamed up with Dr. Galina An, an assistant professor of economics at Kenyon College, and Dr. Wellington K.K. Chan, a professor of history at Occidental College in Los Angeles, to develop new business enterprises and their interaction with domestic and international markets.

Dr. Bagshaw began teaching at Marietta in 1993.



Chaya Chandrasekhar

Chaya Chandrasekhar

Israel Ward Andrews Associate Professor

Dept: Art




Office: HFAC 307

Degrees: PhD, Asian Art History, The Ohio State University; MA, Art History, Case Western Reserve University; BFA, College of Fine Arts, Bangalore University, India

Year appointed: 2009

Before joining Marietta College, Chaya Chandrasekhar served as the Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Returning to teaching, what she describes as her "first love," Chandrasekhar teaches Art History at Marietta College. She has previously also taught at The Ohio State University and at Western Michigan University. Her area of focus is South Asian art, particularly India and the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet. Her research interests include Buddhist and Hindu temple architecture and sculpture, contemporary Indian art, and museum practices in displaying Asia.



Grace Johnson

Grace Johnson

McCoy Professor of Accounting

Dept: Business & Economics




Office: THMS 119

Degrees: Master of Accountancy (University of South Florida), 1988; Bachelor's in Accounting (University of South Florida), 1986

Year appointed: 1989

As well as teaching financial accounting, Professor Johnson is responsible for courses in accounting information systems and accounting research, and is affiliated with the College's Asian Studies Program. She has been published in Journal of E-business, Decision Management, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, and is an active presenter at accounting and international business conferences. She co-authored a Portuguese language management information systems textbook, Sistemas de Informações: Administraçõo em Tempo Real (Information Systems: Realtime Management). Her new textbook, Fundamentals of Accounting Information Systems: An Internal Control Approach, was published in November 2013 by North American Business Press.

Johnson spent her 2009-2010 sabbatical working in Korea on projects related to accounting education and marriage migration. She collaborated with several Korean colleagues on papers comparing American and Korean accounting education. Her studies on migration are ongoing.

Johnson's current research interests include studies of Chinese rural development, migration in China and Korea, and experiential accounting education.



Ihor Pidhainy

Ihor Pidhainy

Assistant Professor

Dept: History



Office: Thomas 305

Degrees: PhD, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto.

Expertise: China

Year appointed: 2009

Ihor Pidhainy is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he earned his PhD in the Department of East Asian Studies. His dissertation was on the Chinese poet, exile and scholar, Yang Shen (1488-1559). Ihor Pidhainy's research areas include Ming dynasty history, travel writing, Chinese fiction and biography. He is currently working on two projects: a biographical study of Yang Shen and Russian travelers to China during the 19th and early 20th centuries.



Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

McCoy Professor of Management Leadership,

Dept: Business & Economics




Office: Thomas, 102

Degrees: Master of Business Administration (Ohio University), 1984; Ph.D. (Harvard University), 1976; Bachelor of Theological Studies (Harvard Divinity School), 1969; Bachelor's (Carleton College), 1966

Year appointed: 1977

Dr. Taylor spent two years co-authoring Spinning Wheels and Accessories, which came out in February 2004. He has been involved with Marietta College's China Program since 1986 when he spent 1986-87 teaching marketing at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. In the fall of 1996 he taught Comparative Leadership Studies at The Foreign Affairs College in Beijing. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the World.



Xiaoxiong Yi

Xiaoxiong Yi

Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of China Institute

Dept: History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion




Office: Thomas

Degrees: Ph.D. (American University), 1992; Master of Arts (Penn State), 1985; Bachelor of Arts (Beijing Normal University), 1982

Year appointed: 1989

Dr. Yi's main expertise is on Asian, Chinese and Korean policies, but he is also well versed in U.S. foreign policy. He has been an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Marietta College since 1989 and is the director of Marietta College's China Institute.

He has published more than 200 articles and commentary in magazines, newspapers and journals over his career. Dr. Yi is a guest foreign policy columnist for newspapers around the state of Ohio, including Zanesville Times Recorder, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette and The Marietta Times.

He is also a regular commentator on Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America, and a guest on a number of news programs in East Asia.



Matthew Young

Matthew Young

McCoy Associate Professor of History

Dept: History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion




Office: Thomas, 3rd floor

Degrees: Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University), 2000; Master of Arts (Bowling Green State University), 1996; Bachelor of Arts (Kenyon College), 1991

Year appointed: 2000

Dr. Young is a McCoy Professor of History. Dr. Young holds the Andrew U. Thomas Chair in History, in addition to being a McCoy Scholar. His research focuses on America during the Depression and Second World War.