In September, HNU welcomed its first American Council of Education (ACE) Fellow, Dr. Stephen Yao. He and his spouse, Dr. Kyoko Omori, will be in residence for one year.
Dr. Yao is a Professor of English at Hamilton College. He earned his Ph.D. in English at UC Berkeley, and taught at Ohio State University from 1997 to 2002. Yao is the author of two books, Translation and the Languages of Modernism (Palgrave/St. Martins, 2002) and Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity (Oxford, 2010) which in April was selected by the Association for Asian American Studies for its Book Award in Literary Studies.
Along with his ACE fellowship, Dr. Yao was also awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 2005, and he served as a Stanford Humanities Center External Junior Faculty Fellow from 2005 to 2006. Yao is particularly interested how diversity functions in a faith based institution. At HNU, he will be sharing his experience in encouraging diversity in faculty and staff, as well as his experience with writing programs at Hamilton.