Asia Centers Manager
Do-Hee Morsman oversees the five centers at the II whose regional focus is in Asia: Center for Japanese Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies. These Centers house three of the Masters in International and Regional Studies concentrations and three of the National Resource Centers designations awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, in addition to numerous smaller grants and contracts. The Asia Centers are also home to four named professorships and other significant endowments.
As manager, Ms. Morsman manages the operation of the centers by supervising staff and coordinating the HR processes for faculty and staff. She supports directors and staff in developing short- and long-term strategic plans, overseeing budgets, and working with various internal and external stakeholders for grants and other collaborative projects. She has worked in the II since 2011, first joining the Nam Center for Korean Studies as an outreach coordinator.
Ms. Morsman originally hails from Toronto, Canada, where she obtained a B.A. with a double major with honors from the departments of Communication & Media Studies and Linguistics, as well as a Masters in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from York University. This was followed by graduate work in Linguistics at the University of Toronto. Prior to Michigan, Ms. Morsman was an instructional faculty member of Myongji University in the Bangmok College of General Education and also worked in the private sector.