Established in 2004 by Charles D. Miller

CHARLES D. MILLER, A&S 1949, was the retired chairman and CEO of Avery Dennison Corporation, a global leader in self-adhesive consumer products and label systems. In addition to endowing this professorship to support Asian studies, Mr. Miller created scholarship funds to benefit the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer students, graduates of the CTY program and undergraduates in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. He was a Presidential Counselor and university trustee emeritus, and a member of the Krieger School’s Advisory Council. In 1998, he received the university’s Heritage Award in recognition of his outstanding service to Johns Hopkins. Mr. Miller was a generous benefactor to arts organizations, medical institutions and special schools for children throughout California and Wyoming. He died in 2011. (Mr. Miller is shown here with the 2004 Miller Scholars.)


ERIN AERAN CHUNG, the inaugural Charles D. Miller Professor, joined the Hopkins faculty in the Department of Political Science in 2004, where she teaches courses in comparative politics and East Asian politics. Prior to her arrival in Baltimore, Dr. Chung was an advanced research fellow at Harvard University’s program on U.S.-Japan relations. Her recent publications include "The Korean Citizen in Japanese Civil Society" in Japan’s Diversity Dilemma and "Exercising Citizenship: Koreans Living in Japan," which appeared in the journal Asian Perspective. She is currently writing Diversifying Democracy: Citizenship, Nationality, and the Politics of Immigration in Japan, which examines the relationship between citizenship policies and non-citizen political behavior in Japan.