Faculty and Staff
- Phone: 507 222 5437
Chair of Asian Languages & Literature
Office Hours: Monday 12:30-1:30 pm, Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm, Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm; 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 10:00-11:00 am, Tuesday, 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, available for download here. She is developing a digitized computer program for listening and reading practice.
Coordinator of East Asian Studies
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm, and Tuesday, Thursday 3:10-4:10 pm; or 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: Monday 11:10 am- 12:40 pm, and Wednesday 3:00-4:30 pm; or 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 2:00-3:00 pm, Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm, Wednesday 10:00-11:00 am and Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm; or 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 10:00-11:00 am, Tuesday 9:45-10:45 am, and Thursday 12:00-1:00 pm; or by appointment
Zhejiang University, (Hangzhou, People's Republic of China), B.A.in English Language and Literature; Utah State University, (Logan, Utah), M.A. in Second Language Teaching.
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.