Professor and Director

Dr. Steven Heine
Professor of Religious Studies and History
Office: SIPA 504
Phone: 305-348-1788

Asian Studies Faculty

Asian Studies Staff

For advising on upper division coursework, Asian Studies majors, minors and certificates, please request an appointment at

  • Maria Sol Echarren, Program Coordinator
  • Michaela Prostak, Program Assistant
  • Katrina Ankrum, Graduate Assistant
  • Amaya Bueno, Graduate Assistant
  • Rachel Levine, Graduate Assistant
  • Ashley Webb, Digital Assistant

University Academic Advisor

For advising on lower division courses or University requirements, please make an advising appointment with Norbis Sanchez.

Norbis Sanchez
Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies & Asian Studies
Office: SIPA 315
Phone: 305-348-3044
Walk Ins: Monday-Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Appointments: Monday-Fridays : 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Community Organizations

  • Asian-American Advisory Board, Miami-Dade County
  • Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation
  • China Latin America Trade Center
  • Chinese Language Teacher's Association of Florida
  • Consulate General of Japan in Miami
  • Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Miami
  • Thai-American Association of South Florida
  • Organization of Chinese Americans, South Florida Chapter
  • Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
  • Norton Museum of Art
  • Southeast U.S. Japan