Vinh Nguyen

Associate Professor

Contact information | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28727 |
Office: REN 3107


PhD, McMaster University
MA, McMaster University 
BA, University of Calgary

Asma Ghanem

Sessional Lecturer

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Post Graduate Diploma - Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages (TASOL) M.A. - English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo B.A. - Field Teacher of English/ Faculty of Education University of Jordan    

Jeff Wilson


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PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  Master of Arts - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  Bachelor of Arts - Sarah Lawrence College

Shiraz Sheikh

Sessional Lecturer

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Kimie Hara

Professor and the Renison Research Professor in East Asian Studies

Contact Information | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28660 | REN 1109


PhD - Australian National University    

Research Interest

Modern and Contemporary international relations of the Asia/Indo-Pacific Region Cold War Regional conflicts International security Multilateralism

Kevin Cai


Contact information | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28663 |
Location: REN 3105


PhD - Queen's University     

Joanne Astley

Sessional Lecturer

Young Gon Kim

Co-ordinator, Korean Language and Culture Studies, East Asian Studies | Director, King Sejong Institute

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B.A. - Korean Language and Literature, Seoul University M.A. - East Asian Studies, University of Toronto M.Ed. - Language Education, University of Toronto Ed.D. - Language Education, University of Toronto

Research areas: Korean Language & Literature, Language Teaching Theory and Methodology, Language & Culture, Bilingualism

Daniel Bratton


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PhD - English Language and Literature, University of Toronto
MA - English Language and Literature, University of Toronto
BA - English, University of Lethbridge 

Roslyn Zehr

Sessional Lecturer

Contact information | Location: REN 2932

Agnieszka Wolczuk

Continuing Lecturer | Learning Outcomes Project Co-ordinator

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Education and Certifications

TESL Ontario Certificate, TESL Post-Graduate program Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON TESL Canada Certificate, The ACE TESOL Certificate program London Language Institute, London, ON Ontario Teacher Certificate, University of Western Ontario, London, ON                                           

Douglas E. Cowan

Professor | Director, Joint UW/WLU PhD Program in Religious Studies

Contact information: | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28607 | Location: REN 0219

Douglas E. Cowan is a professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies.

Christa Schuller

Continuing Lecturer, English Language Studies | Graduate Student Advisor

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PhD, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, Applied Linguistics MA, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, German Philology and English & American Studies BA, University of Waterloo, Honours German ACE-TESOL  Advanced Train-the-Trainer,  Renison University College
Julia Williams

Julia Williams

Chair, Department of Culture and Language Studies | Coordinator, Applied Language Studies

Contact information | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28658 | Location: REN 2904


Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Ontario Certified Supervisor Masters of Public Administration, Queen’s University English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist, Brock University Bachelor of Education (Concurrent), Queen’s University Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English and French, Queen’s University
Amir Al-Azraki

Amir Al-Azraki

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Studies in Islamic and Arab Cultures

Contact Information | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28671 | Location: REN 0223A


PhD - Theatre Studies, York University
TESOL Certificate - York University
TASOL Diploma - Education Canada College

Courses Taught

An Introduction to Modern Arab and Muslim Drama

Introduction to Arabic I

Introduction to Arabic II

Intermediate Arabic I

Yan Li

Yan Li

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Chinese Language and Culture Studies | Director, Confucius Institute

Contact information | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28648


Master of Arts, History, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario 1987-1990 Master of Law, Journalism, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China 1984-1987
Soheila Esfahani

Soheila Esfahani


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MFA - University of Western Ontario
BA - Fine Arts, University of Waterloo

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