| TEACHING EXPERIENCE
GRANTS AND AWARDS
| OTHER EXPERIENCE
Indiana University: School of Education, Bloomington, Indiana
Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education with minors in East Asian Languages
and Cultures (Japanese linguistics and pedagogy), 2001.
Indiana University: Linguistics Department, Bloomington, Indiana
Master of Arts, TESOL and Applied Linguistics, 1995.
Kyusyu University: Literature Department, Fukuoka, Japan
Bachelor of Arts, English and American Literature and Language, 1994.
in Japanese conversation” will appear in the Journal of Intercultural
“Enhancement of student creativity and motivation using Japanese
Adobe Photoshop Elements” In Teaching with technology 1. Heinle
Professional Series in Language Instruction. (Eds.) Terry Robert, Lara
Lomicka, and Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz. 2004. (with Mark Knowles)
"Detraditionalization: a Case of Japanese students in the USA"
in Language, Culture, and Curriculum, 2001.
"Interactive Internet Reading" in Recipes for Wired Teachers.
(ed) Japan Association of Language Teaching. September 2000.
"Error Correction and Students' Learning Styles in a Foreign Language
Classroom" in Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Clearinghouse. June 1999.
"The Progressive Aspect in English language" in Waseda Lingua
Journal. January 1998.
“In-depth analysis of learner motivation of less commonly taught
languages” at AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics)
conference. Portland, Oregon, on May 4 2004.
differences in Japanese conversation” at International Association
for Intercultural Communication Studies Conference, Fullerton California
on July 27 2003.
of student motivation through content-based language teaching: A case
study” at AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics) conference,
Arlington on March 25 2003. Co-presentation with Mark Knowles.
and comparative analyses of motivation factors for the study of Japanese"
at ATJ (Association of Teachers of Japanese) seminar, San Diego on March
"Teachers’ speech patterns and teaching philosophies"
at AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics), Connecticut on
March 6, 1999
"The Usage of the te/de-iru construction: Pedagogical perspectives
towards advanced learners of Japanese" CATJ Conference, Indiana,
"Language Minority Students in Japan" AAAL in Washington on
March 14, 1998
"How to Incorporate Culture into Communicative Teaching Activities"
K-12 Program: Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages, Indiana on December
"Error Correction in a foreign language classroom: teachers’
expectations vs. students’ preferences" Midwest Regional TESOL
Conference, Wisconsin, October 25, 1997.
"Cross-Cultural Investigations in the Second Language Setting."
The Fifth Annual Crossing the Boundaries Counterdisciplinary Graduate
Conference, New York, April 1997.
Modern Languages, Union College, Schenectady New York
Assistant Professor (September, 2000 – current)
Teach various courses including Basic Japanese, Intermediate Japanese,
Intercultural Communications and Japanese Sociolinguistics.
East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Associate Instructor (August 1995 – May 2000)
Taught courses including Elementary Japanese, Intermediate Japanese, Advanced
Japanese, and Second Language Research in Japanese.
East Asian Summer Language Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana Assistant Instructor (Summer 1996, 1997, and 1998)
Taught courses including Intermediate Japanese and Advanced Japanese.
Mellon Research Grant (2001)
Received from Union College to conduct technology-related research
Humanities Grant (2001)
Received from Union College for research in humanities area
Recognition of Excellent Teaching (1998)
Received from Indiana University
Research Travel Grant (1997)
Received from Indiana University
Rotary International Scholarship (1994)
Received from Rotary International Foundation
Trimmaster Inc. (May
1999 – August 1999) Nicholasville, Kentucky
Worked as a technical interpreter. Interpreted from Japanese to English
and English to Japanese in business meetings, conferences, presentations
and interviews. Translated technical documents and the manual for employees.
Back to Top
Languages Department | Japanese
at Union | Language