The following list includes the names of Dickinsonians who have earned departmental honors, the thesis/project title, and the year of conferral. If there is no thesis or project title, the conferring department only will be listed. Each academic department (or program) has its own criteria for awarding departmental honors. Please see the Advising Guide or elsewhere on the department’s main website for details.


Ashley Jeanette Heighton (2021)
Standing Out: The Exploration of Brand Positioning Strategies Used by Industry Leaders in China's Private Tutoring Market

Julie Elizabeth Mancini (2021)
Queens and Queerness: Drag Performers and LGBTQ Advocacy Work in Japan

Amanda T Xiong (2020)
K-Pop Connection: Maintaining Fandom Loyalty in K-Pop and V Live

Min Xie (2019)
Traveling and Transformed Bodies: Reconceptualizing Leprosy in Late-Qing Literature (1848-1909)

Leigh Anne Parrott (2018)
Reaching for the Stars: Fictional Women, Female Researchers, and the Importance of Role Models in Japan's Aerospace Fields

Sarah D Brand (2017)
Rationalizing Neglect: How Asia-Pacific Countries Escaped Responsibility - Sharing the Refugee Crisis

Lina-Marie Lindboe Malone (2017)
Marketing K-Pop and J-Pop in the 21st Century

Brianna Margaret McFarland (2016)
Departmental honors in East Asian Studies

Christopher Sean Ivimey (2015)
Japanese Naturalist Literature and 'Nature'

Anna Beth Roach-Howell (2014)
Who Cares? Japanese Male Caregivers and Shifting Cultural Scripts on Family, Gender, and Care

Kyle C Serra (2013)
A Reised History: National and International Archeological Interpretations of Protohistoric Japan-Korea Relations

Patrick J Griffin (2012)
The rise & fall of Taiwanese identity politics

Courtney Brooke Weatherby (2012)
Damming the World: Burma as a Case Study for Chinese Exportation of Hydropower

Nicholas Johnston Adams (2011)
The So-Called New Women: The Evolution of the Seitō Organization and their Discourses on New Women and Sexual Liberation

Brandon Michael Howard (2011)
A Yokai Parade Through Time in Japan

Kendahl Marie Lester (2010)
The Current State of the Right to Remain Silent in Japan

Anna Catherine Pusack (2010)
The Place of the Globalized World: Nishida Kitaro and Japanese Ultra-nationalism

James Yarnall Watson-Krips (2010)
The Soundtrack of a City: Jazz, Modernity, and Urban Life in Republican Shanghai (1927-1949)

Shumei Chen (2009)
Western-Educated Chinese in China's Economic Decision-Making: Haigui's Increasing Inflluence in Chinese Politics; with senior INBM case analysis presentation

Amanda Ruth Drummond (2009)
Medical Malaise in the PRC: Deficiencies in Social Trust, professionalism and the physician-patient relationship in post-deng China

Sean Kyle Hutchinson (2009)
Supervision from Below: Sousveillance Through New Media as a Force for Political Change in China

Chloe Autumn Mandell (2009)
Perceptions of Japanese Honorific Language (Keigo) Use in Japan Today: A Reflection of Personal and National Reputation at Stake

Jeffrey Scott Wilson (2009)
Hataraki-Man: Gender and Success in the Workplace

Micah Yoder Hostetter (2008)
Reactions to Resettlement: Protest in China's Three Gorges Region

Madison Lee Levitan (2008)
Unspoken Words: Constructions of Lesbianism in Nananan Kiriko's Blue and Murakami Haruki's Sputnik Sweetheart

Sean Alexander Rhoads (2007)
Godzilla the social critic: Kaiju eiga and 1970s Japanese environmentalism

Christina D Bengfort (2006)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Frank William Clements (2005)
Religious Traditions in the Lives of the Knights and the Samurai

Matthew Steven Lemieux (2005)
The Life of Francis D. Gamewell

Jonathan Andrew Knauer (2004)
Chinese Government Tactics to Censor, Regulate and Assimilate the Internet

Shannon Marie Lee (2002)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Michael Hayato Trinkle (2002)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Gabriel Miller Warren (2002)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Joshua Henry Dominick (2000)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Jessica Ann Priselac (1999)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Heather Thomas Rogal (1998)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Eric Scott Diehl (1997)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Chull Soon Park (1996)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Cathleen Jacqueline Pope (1996)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Amy Ka Yee Liu (1995)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Heather Miller Rangel (1995)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Thanh Vinh Luu (1994)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Komal Deshpande Dietz (1993)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Kerri Lynn Russell (1993)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Suzette Dudding Thronson (1992)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies

Matthew Robert Whitehead (1992)
Departmental Honors in East Asian Studies