Chair of Asian Languages & Literature
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm, Wednesday 3:10-4:10 pm, Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm, Friday 3:30-4:30 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: Tuesday 3:10-4:10 pm, Thursday Noon-1:00 pm and 3:10-4:10 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: Monday and Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm, Tuesday 3:00-4:00 pm, Thursday 1:30-3:00 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.
Office Hours: Monday 3:00-4:00 pm, Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm, and Thursday 9:30-10:30 am; or by appointment
McGill University B.A.; University of California, Berkeley M.A. Ph.D.; Chinese language and linguistics, especially language contact, lexical borrowing; writing systems; Southeast Asian historical linguistics.
Office Hours: Monday 11:00-Noon, Wednesday 2:45-3:45 pm, and Thursday 2:30-3:30 pm; or by appointment
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.