Thursday, January 17, 2008

Curriculum Vitae

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
9/96-Current
The George Washington University, Washington, DC. Assistant professor for the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Instruction and lectures on Japanese language (all levels), literature, film and culture; Japanese Major Advisor; Acting Coordinator for Japanese Language and Literature (2008).

6/95-8/95
Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Instructor for the Department of Asian Languages in Intensive Third-Year Modern Japanese. The course dealt primarily with improving Japanese reading ability to prepare students for advanced work and research, and focused on non-textbook sources, including essays, magazine and newspaper articles, and literary short stories. (Also 6/88-8/88 and 6/93-8/93)

6/89-11/89
Development Associates, Cupertino, CA. Developed and taught introductory conversational Japanese course. Course designed for professionals interested in understanding basic Japanese.

6/89-8/89
Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Teaching Assistant for the Department of Asian Languages in First-Year Modern Japanese. (Also 6/87-8/87)

10/85-3/86
University of California, Los Angeles. Teaching associate for the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in Advanced Modern Japanese.

10/83-6/84
University of California, Los Angeles. Teaching assistant for the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in Elementary Modern Japanese. (Also 4/86-6/86)

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
1/91-3/93
National Institute for Research Advancement (Sôgô kenkyû kaihatsu kikô), Center for Policy Information Research. Secretary for overseas affairs. Responsibilities included correspondence with overseas research institutes, and the development, coordinating and editing of English publications.

EDUCATION
9/86-3/97
Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Graduate Division. Ph.D. degree in the Department of Asian Languages. Concentration: Medieval Japanese Poetry. Dissertation topic: The Priest Jakuren and his Poetry.

1/90-3/91
Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. School of Letters and Science. Conducted dissertation research in the Department of Japanese Literature as non-matriculated research student. Concentration: Shinkokin Poetry.

4/83-6/86
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate Division. Master of Arts degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures, June, 1986. Concentration: Classical Japanese Literature.

10/84-9/85
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Institute of Language Teaching. Non-degree Advanced Specialized Japanese. Concentration: Japanese language.

6/84-8/84
University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Summer program in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. Intensive Elementary Modern Chinese.

4/81-3/83
University of California, Los Angeles. Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Studies, March, 1983.

9/75-1/81
East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA. Associate of Arts degree, general education, June, 1980.

AWARDS
  • Nominated GW University Service Award, 2010.
  • Robert W. Kenny Prize recipient, 2010.
  • Nominated for the Bender Teaching Award 2006.
  • Nominated for the Bender Teaching Award 2003.
  • University Facilitating Fund Grant. Funding to promote the research of faculty at The George Washington University. 2002-3
  • Japan Fund Grant. Supplemental dissertation research funding awarded by the Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. 1991
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship. Awarded by the Graduate Division of Stanford University. Three-year full tuition and stipend. 1986-89
  • UCLA Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award. Awarded by the Academic Senate Committee on Teaching for performance as a teaching assistant in first-year Japanese instruction. 1984
  • Chancellor's Achievement Award. Awarded by East Los Angeles College in recognition of academic achievement. 1980

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Publications, Papers and Presentations
  • “Teaching and Composing Haiku in the Classroom.” Keynote speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese at the Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, November 1, 2008.
  • “Context and Intertext in Japanese Literature,” Foreign Service Institute Training Center, Arlington, VA, May 2008.
  • "Loosening the Links: Considering Intention in Linked Verse and Its Consequences," in Matsuo Basho's Poetic Spaces: Exploring Haikai Intersections, ed. Eleanor Kerkham (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 2007
  • "Composing Haiku and Senryu." Greater Washington Association for Teachers of foreign Languages 2006 Fall Conference, 2006.09.
  • "Identifying Elements of Japanese Culture Through Film." Mid-Atlantic Region/Association for Asian Studies Conference. 2003.10.
  • "Reading, Writing, and Creating in Japanese on a PC." The Seventh Virginia Japanese Pedagogy Workshop. 1999.06.
  • "The Priest Jakuren and His Poetry: A Reflection of Late-Twelfth Century Poetics." Diss. Stanford University. 1997.03.
  • The Washington & Southeast Japan Seminar; paper on Interacting with Tradition: Intertextual Engagement in Shinkokin Waka, at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 1996.11.
  • "The Confidence to Live! Experiencing the Buraku Liberation Movement." Translation of story by Kariya Ryuichi, in Diversity in Japanese Culture and Language, John C. Maher and Gaynor Macdonald, eds. (London: Kegan Paul International), pp. 178-201. 1995.
  • Tama International Friendship Club. Tama City, Tokyo. Volunteer translator for newsletter, "Information for Daily Life in Tama City." 1993-94.
  • NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks 1993, National Institute for Research Advancement. Coeditor. 1993.
  • International Crossroads (periodical), National Institute for Research Advancement. Coeditor. 1991-93
  • "Japanese Court Poetry in the Noh Plays of Zeami." Journal of Asian Culture, Vol. X. University of California, Los Angeles. 1986.
  • "The Priest Jakuren." Journal of Asian Culture, Vol. VIII. University of California, Los Angeles. 1984.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Committees and Other University Service
  • Acting Program Coordinator for Japanese Language and Literature, East Asian Languages and Literatures, GWU. Fall 2008.
  • Serving as Library Representative for Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, GWU. Fall-Spring 2001-Current.
  • Served on Language Center Study Group, and Chaired Pedagogy Subcommittee, CCAS, 2003-04.
  • Committee on Technology, Co-chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, GWU. 1998-2004.
  • Student Appeals Committee, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, GWU. 2003.
  • Athletic Council, GWU. 2002.
  • Japanese Language Instructor Search Committee, East Asian Languages and Literatures, GWU. 2002.
  • Website Coordinator, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, GWU. 1996-2002.
  • The Luce Scholars Program, Preliminary Screening Committee, GWU. 2001, 1997, 1996.
  • Rhodes Scholar/Marshall Fellowship Preliminary Screening Committee, GWU. 2000.
  • NCAA Certification, University Steering Committee, GWU. 1998-99
  • NCAA Certification, University Subcommittee for Academic Integrity, GWU. 1998-99
  • Contemporary Japanese Studies Search Committee, The Elliott School of International Studies, GWU. 1997-98
  • Served as Departmental Computer Liaison to Computer Information and Research Center (CIRC). 1996-97.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Japanese Related Activities
Ongoing
Co-edited Japanese Language Program Newsletter. Dissemination of current news and information for students studying Japanese. 1-2 per semester.

2006 - 2008
Haiku judge. Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese. Judged and commented on Haiku composed by students from elementary to high school who study Japanese in the Mid-Atlantic region.

2002
Co-coordinated The Twelfth Mid-Atlantic (formerly Virginia) Japanese Pedagogy Workshop. Workshop focusing on creative strategies to engage students in the Japanese classroom. (June 1-2)

2000
Served on the Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship selection committee.

1999
Recited and commented on two poems by Matsuo Basho on Washington DC public radio WETA (90.9FM). (April 30)

1996-99
Reconfigured Japanese Language Program. Reconfiguration and restructuring of the current program to accommodate the new major in Japanese. Current accomplishments: accelerated pace of instruction to prepare students for upper division courses and independent research.

1997
Co-coordinated The Seventh Virginia Japanese Pedagogy Workshop. Workshop designed to share and exchange ideas on the effective use of "authentic" material in the classroom. (May 31-June 1)

1998
Presented talk to Downtown Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) Washington, DC. On "Sakura, Cherry Blossoms in Japan" in preparation of the Cherry Blossom Festival.

ORGANIZATIONS
Current
Association of Teachers of Japanese, Boulder, Colorado.

Current
Association of Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Current
The Washington & Southeast Japan Seminar, Washington, D.C.

1987-88
Stanford University, Department of Asian Languages. Graduate representative.

1983-84
UCLA Graduate Students Association, Communications Council. Vice-president and treasurer.

1983-84
UCLA East Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Association. Graduate representative.

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