Director of Modern Japanese Language Program
Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages
- EdM, Columbia University, 2012
- MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
- JPAN011/012: Beginning Japanese I and II
- JPAN111/112: Beginning Japanese III and IV
- JPAN311/312: Intermediate Japanese III and IV
- JPAN381/382: Japanese for the Professions I and II
Other Professional Activity:
- Board Member, American Association of Teachers of Japanese (January 2014-present)
- Director, National Japanese Exam, American Association of Teachers of Japanese (July 2013-Present)
- Founding Chair of Japanese for Specific Purposes (JSP), Special Interest Group (SIG) at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) (2007-Present)
- ACTFL OPI Tester Certificate (Japanese) (2001- )
- AP Japanese Language and Culture Reader (2010, 2008)
- Intercultural Development Inventory Administrator and Interpreter Certificate (2008)
- Business Language Research and Teaching Award/Grant, CIBER Consortium for Business Language Research and Teaching (2013,2007)
- Penn Lauder CIBER Faculty Research/Curriculum Development Grant, Penn Lauder CIBER (2010, 2009, 2008)
- Japanese Language Education Mini-Grant, The Japan Foundation, Los Angels (2010)
- SAS Language Teaching Innovation Grant (2007, 2006), University of Pennsylvania.
- Best Project Award, the Second Annual Language Grants Showcase hosted by Penn Language Center, University of Pennsylvania (2008)
- Teachers College General Scholarship from Teachers College, Columbia University (2010-2012)
- Rotary Foundation Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship (1994-1995)
- Chukyu kara nobasu Bijinesu keesu de manabu nihongo.(Powering Up Your Japanese through Case Studies: Intermediate and Advanced Japanese) (2014) Tokyo: The Japan Times, Inc.
- “Bujinesu nihongo no projekuto ni okeru manabino komyuniti wo mezasu kokoromi (An Attempt to Build Learning Community through a Project in Business Japanese (2014) Proceedings of the 21st Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum. Pp 1-10. Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.
- “Infusing the National Standards into Business Language Curriculum” (2010) Global Business Languages. 15, Article 4. Purdue University CIBER.
- “Building Connections between Language and Culture Learning: A Hybrid Curriculum Model for More Effective Business Japanese Teaching.” (2010). In M. Gueldry (Eds) How Globalizing Professions Deal with National Languages: Studies in Cultural Studies and Cooperation (pp.79-99) The Edwin Mellen Press.
- Editor, “Meeting Student Needs: Perspectives on Teaching Japanese for Professional Purposes” (2010). Association of Teachers of Japanese Occasional Paper.
- “Employing International Business Cases for Business Language Instruction.” (2008) Global Business Languages. 13 (pp 63-79). Purdue University CIBER.
- “A Study on Closing Section of Japanese Telephone Conversation.” (2002). Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, vol. 18. Philadelphia, USA: University of Pennsylvania