Dr. Kerry Shannon

Kerry Shannon

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Office: LaCorte Hall A-347

Kerry Shannon is a historian of modern East Asia who specializes in the relationship between Japan and Korea. His broader research and teaching interests include the social history of medicine, the history of public health, and environmental history. He is currently working on a comparative and transnational study that examines the advent of modern public health systems in Japan and Korea in the first half of the twentieth century. He is also beginning work on a brief history of the Japanese toilet.

Dr. Shannon serves as the faculty advisor to the History Club and welcomes the opportunity to advise and mentor students involved in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) or those students applying to similar fellowships.