Professor of Japanese
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:20-3:20 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm; and by appointment
Sophia University B. A., Tsukuba University M. Ed., Monash University M. A., University of Chicago, PhD; modern and contemporary Japanese literature, cinema, manga, and language, especially autobiographies and works by minorities in Japan.
Office Hours: Mondays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm; and by appointment
Peking University, B.A. & M.A.; University of Washington, Ph.D.; Chinese linguistics, especially Old Chinese phonology, morphology, syntax, and paleography; early Chinese inscriptions.
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:40-5:00 pm, Fridays 10:10-11:00 am and 12:50-1:40 pm; and by appointment
Beijing Normal University, (Beijing, Peoples Republic of China), B.A., M.A.; The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D; cultural studies of new media, Chinese literature, film and culture.
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-3:00 pm, Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm, Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm, Thursdays 1:30-2:30 pm; and by appointment
Miyagi Gakuin Women’s College, B.A.; University of Northern Iowa, M.A.; University of St. Thomas, M.A. Basic concepts of Japanese Language Teaching, Content based instructions, Reading Strategies, Integrating Technology into Teaching Japanese, & Designing Business Japanese Curriculums taken from University of Colorado. Growing interest in incorporating technology into teaching/learning languages and the flipped classroom.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A.; University of Pennsylvania Ph.D.; Premodern Chinese literature, especially historical narratives, classical texts, and literary theories in early China. Other interests include Chinese archeology and language pedagogy.
Kobe Kaisei Women’s College, B.A.; University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), M.A., Ph.D.; Japanese language and language pedagogy, especially measures of proficiency. Professor Kaga has also co-authored a computer program, Exercises in Japanese Counters and Kana. She is developing a digitized computer program for listening and reading practice.
Stanford, B.A.; Ochanomizu University, M.A.; Harvard, Ph.D.; Japanese language and literature, especially modern fiction, with particular emphasis on Natsume Soseki, Mishima Yukio, Shimao Toshio, and fiction by contemporary Japanese women. Growing interest in English language fiction by Indian women.