Dr. Lan Dong Honored at UIS
Lan Dong, UIS English professor, has been named the Louise Hartman Schewe and Karl Schewe Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her three-year professorship will provide support as Lan pursues her research interests. Lan teaches both online and onground.
Her research focuses on Asian American literature and more specifically, women. She has published books on Mulan and Amy Tan and contributed to books on graphic narratives, Asian American culture and the Asian American heroines.
On Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, Lan will receive the medallion that symbolizes her new position at a Ceremony of Investiture. She will be speaking on “The (Un)masking of the Asian American Superhero.”
All students and alumni are cordially invited.
Known for her excellent teaching
Since coming to UIS in 2006, Lan Dong has been name a University Scholar by the University of Illinois for her excellence in teaching and scholarship. She has also received the Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Pearson Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at UIS.
Graphic novels and world citizenship
One of Lan’s innovations at UIS has been including graphic novels in the English curriculum.
UIS Journal Articles
- English Professor’s Career Recognized by UIS, October 4, 2017
- The Evolution of Mulan, A Chinese Warrior, March 8, 2015
- Lan Dong Named 2012 University Scholar, October 23, 2012
Lan Dong Studies Asian American Literature and Culture