Shoichi Ito, Ph.D.

Dean, Center for International Education

Stephen A. Zurcher, D.M.

Dean of the Asian Studies Program


Suzuna Abo, Associate Professor

M.A., University of Alabama (Education); B.A., Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Foreign Studies, English)

Scott C M Bailey, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa (History); M.A., Murray State University (History); B.A., East Tennessee State University (History)

Linda A. Bohaker, Professor
(Business/Management and Japanese History)

M.A., Washington University (East Asian Studies); MALD from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University (International Business, International Trade and Commerce, Japanese Business and Society); B.A., Principia College (Business Administration, Political Science)

Genaro Castro-Vazquez, Professor

Ph.D., Tsukuba University (Sociology of health sciences); M.A., El Colegio de México (Japan area studies); B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Education)

Booseung Chang, Professor
(International Relations)

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (International Relations); M.A., Johns Hopkins University (International Relations); B.A., Seoul National University (Political Science)

Mark S. Cogan, Associate Professor
(Peace and Conflict Studies)

M.A., European University Center for Peace Studies (Peace and Conflict Studies); M.A., Norwich University (International Conflict Management); B.S., Southern Oregon University (Political Science and Psychology)

Nur Rafeeda Binti Daut, Assistant Professor
(International Relations)

Ph.D., University of Kent at Brussels (International Relations); M.A., Leiden University (Political Science); B.A., Syracuse University (International Relations)

Lucile Druet, Assistant Professor
(Japanese Art)

Ph.D., Jean Monnet University (Arts, Literature and Languages); M.A., Jean Monnet University (Artist's Books. Art editing); Asian Studies Program, Kansai Gaidai University (2007); M.A., Jean Monnet University (Visual Arts); B.A., Jean Monnet University (Visual Arts)

David Eason, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (History) ; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles (History); B.A., California State University, Northridge (History)

Steven C. Fedorowicz, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Washington State University (Anthropology); Kansai Gaidai University, 1998; M.A., Washington State University (Anthropology); B.A., Michigan State University (International Studies)

Philip Flavin, Associate Professor
(Japan Studies)

Ph.D., University of California (Music(Ethnomusicology)); M.A., University of California (Music(Ethnomusicology)); B.A., University of the Pacific (International Relations)

Akimi Fukuike, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Kokugakuin University(Literature); M.A., Ochanomizu University (Humanities and Science); B.A., Kokugakuin University (Department of Japanese Literature)

Debasrita Ghosh Dastidar, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Tsukuba University (Literature); M.A., Tsukuba University (Japanese); M.A., Jawaharlal Nehu University (Japanese); B.A., Jawaharlal Nehu University (Japanese)

Grace L. Gonzalez Basurto, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Tsukuba (International Political Economy); M.S., Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Asia Pacific Studies); B.A., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (International Relations)

Kanako Handa

M.A., The University of Sydney (Japanese); B.A., Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (German as Foreign Language philology, Japanology)

Jeffry T. Hester, Professor
(Sociocultural Anthropology)

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Sociocultural Anthropology); M.A., Hunter College of City University of New York (Anthropology); B.A., Florida State University (English Literature)

Haruna Iguchi, Associate Professor
(Japanese Harp)

Ph.D., Kansai Gaidai University (Language and Culture); M.Ed., Nara University of Education (Music Education); B.A., Ryukoku University (Japanese and Japanese Literature)

Arif Iqball, Professor

M.A., University of Michigan (Asian Studies); M.B.A., University of Michigan; ; M.S., Northwestern University (Manufacturing Engineering); B.S., Clemson University (Mechanical Engineering)

Yuko Kawahara

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Japanese); B.A., Kansai Gaidai University (English)

Shinji Kawamitsu, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Education); M.A., Marshall University (English); B.A., Kansai Gaidai University (English)

Yoko Kawano

M.A., University of Iowa (Japanese Pedagogy); B.A., Kansai Gaidai University (English)

Seung-young Kim, Professor
(International Relations)

Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (International Relations); M.I.A., Columbia University (International Affairs); B.A., Seoul National University (French Education)

Seonga Kim-Lee, Assistant Professor
(Japanese Art)

Ph.D., Yonsei University (Design); M.A., Parsons School of Design (History of Decorative Arts and Design); MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology (Woodworking and Furniture Design); BFA, Hongik University (Woodworking and Furniture Design)

Soichi Kozai, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Hawaii (Linguistics); M.Ed., Columbia University (Applied Linguistics); M.A., New York University (TESOL); B.A., Sapporo University (English Education)

Ikuko Kurasawa, Assistant Professor

M.A., J. F. Oberlin University (International Studies); B.A., J. F. Oberlin University (International Studies)

Hyunjung Lee, Professor

Ph.D., The University of Texas (Comparative Literature); M.A., New York University (Humanities and Social Thought); B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (English)

Scott Lind, Associate Professor
(Intercultural Communication)

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Speech Communication); M.A., Texas Tech University (Communication Studies); B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University (Communication)

Yuki Matsuba, Assistant Professor

Completed the applied training course of potteries and porcelains by the Kyoto Municipal Institute of Technology and Culture; B.A., Kinki University (Ceramic Arts)

Shunji Miyauchi, Professor

M.A., University of Iowa (Japanese Pedagogy); B.A., Kyoto University (Educational Psychology)

Miki Motohashi, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Michigan State University (Linguistics); M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Japanese); B.A., Tokyo Woman's Christian University (English)

Teruaki Muto, Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(ABD), University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign (Linguistics); M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Linguistics); M.A., Nagoya University (International Communication); B.A., Waseda University (English Language and Literature)

Yuko Naito, Associate Professor

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Japanese); B.A., Nanzan University (French Literature)

Mayumi Nakagawa, Associate Professor

M.A., Nagoya Gakuin University (English Linguistics); B.S., California State University, Sacramento (Business Administration/Accountancy)

Kazuo Ogawa, Professor
(Japanese/Asian Economics)

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Economics) ; M.A., Kobe University (Economics); B.A., Kobe University (Economics)

Ingyu Oh, Professor
(Business, Popular Culture)

Ph.D., University of Oregon (Sociology); M.A., Ohio State University (Political Science); B.A., Roosevelt University (English; Political Science)

Jonson N Porteux, Associate Professor
(Political Science)

Ph.D., University of Michigan (Political Science); B.A., University of California Berkeley (Economics)

Garr A Reynolds, Professor

M.A., University of Hawaii (Communication); B.Sc., Oregon State University (Philosophy)

Hideki Saigo, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Durham (Linguistics); M.A., University of Essex (Sociolinguistics and Language Variation); B.A., Ritsumeikan University (Economics)

Yoshiko Shikaura, Professor

M.A., Michigan State University (Linguistics); M.A., Tsuda College (English Studies); B.A., Tsuda College (English)

John A. Shultz, Associate Professor
(Japanese Religion)

Ph.D., University of Manchester (Japanese Studies); M.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa (Asian Religion); B.A., Xavier University (Philosophy)

Kaori Tajima, Assistant Professor

M.A.E., Austin Peay State University (Curriculum and Instruction); B.A., Kansai Gaidai University (English)

Masahito Takayashiki, Associate Professor

Ph.D., The University of Sydney (Japanese Studies), M.A., The University of Sydney (Japanese Studies); B.A., Otaru University of Commerce (Commerce, Business Law)

Mari Tanaka

M.A., Ohio University (Curriculum & Instruction); B.A., Kobe Shoin Woman's University (English Literature)

Kyoko Tokashiki, Professor

M.A., The Ohio State University (East Asian Languages and Literatures); B.A., Kansai Gaidai University (English)

Mark S. Tracy, Associate Professor
(Business and Law)

LL.M., Temple University (International Transaction Law); M.B.A., University of Missouri (Business Administration and Management); J.D., University of Missouri (Law); B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Business)

Megumi Tsuchida, Assistant Professor

M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa (East Asian Languages and Literatures); B.A., Kansai Gaidai University (English)

Stephen A. Zurcher, Professor
(Management and Entrepreneurship)

D.M., Case Western Reserve University (Management); M.B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa (International Business); B.A., San Francisco State University (Economics)

Faculty members without academic ranks are part-time members.