Faculty & Staff
- Phone: 507 222 5437
Chair of Asian Languages & Literature
Director of Asian Studies
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Wednesday 3:30-4:30 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 2:00-3:00 pm, Tuesday 1:10-2:10 pm, Wednesday 2:00-3:00 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.
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: Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm, Wednesday 1:30-2:30 pm, Thursday 3:30-4:30 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.
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 10:40-11:40 am, Friday 1:00-2:00 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.
Coordinator of East Asian Studies
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 9:50-10:50 am, and Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:30 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.
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.