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

  • Maria Sol Echarren, Program Manager
  • Nanda Singh, Program Assistant
  • Ryan Norton, Graduate Assistant
  • Fatima Osman Elkadri, Graduate Assistant
  • Ivan Jimenez, Graduate Assistant

For Upper Division advising on:

  • majors and tracks
  • minors and certificates
  • coursework, study abroad, internships
  • graduation certification and career planning

Please request an appointment at or 305-348-1914. Asian Studies majors (excluding 2nd majors, minors, and certificate students) can also see Amaya Bueno during her walk-in hours (see below).

For Lower Division Advising, especially:

  • university core curriculum requirements
  • transfer credits

Please contact:

Amaya Bueno, Academic Advisor
Global and Sociocultural Studies/Asian Studies
Office: SIPA 302
Please email to set up an appointment

(Preferred method of contact is via Dashboard)

Walk-in Hours (SIPA 302): For Asian Studies majors only (not including 2nd majors, minors, and certificate students). All other students must contact Asian Studies directly for advising (see above).

  • Mondays - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Thursdays - 10:00 AM - 12:00 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