East Asian Languages & Cultures
B.A., Baika Women’s College (Japan); M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Japanese Program co-director, interested in Japanese narratives, Japanese pedagogy, second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics.
My dissertation ("The Acquisition of the Japanese Oral Narrative Style by Native English-Speaking Bilinguals," The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004) was in psycholinguistics study. I have published articles on Japanese narrative style, second language acquisition, and Japanese pedagogy.
I teach Beginning Japanese, Intermediate Japanese, Selected Readings in Advanced Japanese I/II, Readings in Contemporary Japanese Social Science, and Research/Individual Study.
My research interests are Japanese narratives, Japanese pedagogy, second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics. I am also the chief organizer and facilitator of the Boston Area Japanese Speech Event. Participating colleges and universities include Wellesley College, Brandeis University, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, Boston University, Boston College, Williams College, and Northeastern University.
I love spending time with my family and friends, dancing and singing with my daughter and husband, walking in the woods with Lloyd (the Dalmatian), traveling and meeting people, watching good movies, and eating delicious food with friends.