Faculty of the East-West Studies program are well-published, award-winning professors. As an interdisciplinary program, our faculty come from various departments across Creighton University. Listed below are our two program advisors who also serve as East-West Studies faculty.
Maorong Jiang, Ph.D.
Dr. Jiang is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Asian World Center at Creighton University. Born in China, Dr. Jiang began his teaching career at the age of 18, working as a faculty member of the Department of International Relations at the Military College of International Relations in China. He would begin his graduate studies at the Beijing Foreign Affairs College and complete them in the U.S. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on Future Studies. Since 2003, Dr. Jiang has been with Creighton University and aside from hosting numerous lectures and events through the Asian World Center, Dr. Jiang has also been active as a member of the Center for Global Nonkilling and in authoring articles concerning East-West studies.
Jinmei Yuan, Ph.D.
Dr. Yuan is a professor of philosophy. She received Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in 2000. Prior to joining the faculty of Creighton University’s Department of Philosophy, Dr. Yuan taught Symbolic Logic, Critical Thinking and Ethics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of research include comparative logic, Chinese philosophy, the philosophy of language and Asian literature. Along with her background in philosophy, Dr. Yuan has also authored numerous novels, novellas, and essays that have garnered numerous awards and acclaim in Taiwan and Mainland China. One program Dr. Yuan was a part of in Hawaii and brought back to Omaha was Philosophy for Children (p4c), in which students of philosophy at Creighton University travel to local elementary schools and facilitate class discussions centered around philosophical concepts with the goal of maintaining a child’s sense of wonder and desire to ask questions.