Coordinator for Area Studies Collections
Brian leads area studies collections at the Penn Libraries, coordinating collection development in non-Western languages and overseeing the Libraries' separate area studies departments. He also serves as the Chinese Studies Librarian, managing Penn's collections related to Chinese studies, both in Chinese and in European languages, and is an adjunct associate professor of Chinese studies. His research focuses on the economic and social history of medieval China.
Before coming to Penn, Brian was the Coordinator of Public and Information Services for the Asia Library at the University of Michigan and Special Projects Manager for Yale's East Asia Library. Brian holds a BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Chinese history from Yale University, and a library degree from Southern Connecticut State University.