• EdD, Columbia University, 1991

Research Interests

  • Japanese language
  • Language pedagogy
  • Applied linguistics

Awards and Distinctions

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners, 2002-
  • Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Award, 2000
  • Tuttle Language Grant for Asian Language Publication (Honorable mention), 1999
  • President's Award (All University Distinguished Teaching Award), March 2, 1996
  • U.S. Department of Education Grant (Institutional grant), Enhancing Japanese Language Education in Secondary Schools in Indiana, with Earlham College, 1994-96. ($187,000)

Publication Highlights

  • With Akira Miura. Nihon o shiroo [Let's Learn about Japan]. (2001) Tokyo: ALC Press.
  • "Teaching the Japanese Demonstrative ANO: Lessons from an Analysis of ANO in a Work of Modern Japanese Literature." (2001) Canadian Association of Japanese Language Journal.
  • Co-editor and contributor. Japanese National Standards: Learning Scenarios. (2000). (Indexed by ERIC ED 445 527, also available at
  • With Richard Rubinger. Readers' Guide to Intermediate Japanese. University of Hawaii Press, 1998.
  • "Attrition and Performance in Japanese Language Courses: A Study of Articulation Between the High School and University Levels." Foreign Language Annals, 30, No.3 (1997), pp.327-334.