Modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, cross-cultural literary studies, diasporic Chinese literature, and second language acquisition are among the research interests for Adjunct Assistant Professor of Slavic and Eastern Languages Fang Lu, who began teaching in the department in 2005 as a lecturer. She also has taught at such institutions as Harvard University, Simon Fraser University, Bowling Green State University, the University of Manitoba, the University of Aarhus in Denmark, and Ruhr University in Germany. Last summer, Lu worked as a senior research fellow at the City University of Hong Kong. Her publications include chapters for East-West Identities: Globalization, Localization, and Hybridization and Culture in Translation: Reception of Chinese Literature in the World. Lu holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Beijing Normal University and a doctorate from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Ellen Bishop is a clinical instructor in the Connell School of Nursing and a board-certified family nurse practitioner whose clinical focus is on primary care for women and families. In 2011, she was named to the Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll of the Schwartz Center, a Boston-based organization dedicated to promoting patient-centered care. She is a member of the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and serves as that body’s legislative co-chair. Bishop earned a bachelor of arts degree from the George Washington University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Regis College.
Douglas Finn joined the Theology Department this academic year as an assistant professor after serving as a visiting assistant professor in 2011-12. He earned his doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in German and religion from Wabash College in Indiana. His current research involves the historical development of Augustine's theology of the Holy Spirit in relation to his conception of the church as both an institution and a sacramental reality. He teaches Introduction to Early Christian Theology and Perspectives on Western Culture. Finn has been published in Modern Theology.