Professor of the Practice
Telephone: (336) 758-1999
B.A. -English, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1990
M.A. -Applied Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1996
I came to Wake Forest in 1998 and have taught Japanese language courses at all levels as well as courses on Japanese culture. My areas of interest are second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, and curriculum development. I love teaching and try to keep current in my field through active involvement in a number of professional organizations. I also strive to enhance the cultural experience of students in our program and regularly organize events for them to learn about various aspects of Japanese culture
JPN101 Elementary Japanese I
JPN102 Elementary Japanese II
JPN153 Intermediate Japanese I
JPN201 Intermediate Japanese II
JPN220 Advanced Japanese I
JPN230 Advanced Japanese II
Developing Tasks Using Authentic Materials through Teacher Collaboration (2017) with Mayako Hamrick and Yuki Matsuda, in the Proceedings of the 31st Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference at the Middle Tennessee State University.
Examining Cultural Diversity in Advanced Japanese, in the Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference (2015)
Oral Performance Test as a Formative Assessment in an Intermediate-Level College Japanese Language Course, in K. Kondo-Brown, J. D. Brown & W. Tominaga (Eds.), Practical assessment tools for college Japanese. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i, National Foreign Language Resource Center (2013)
Interview Project for Japanese Learners. CALPER Pedagogical Materials: Project Work. (2011)
President & Conference Chair, Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Conference, 2018-2019
Executive Board Member (Second Vice President, 2013-2014; First Vice President, 2014-2015; President, 2015-2016; Past President, 2016-2017), Foreign Language Association of North Carolina
Fall Conference Co-Director, American Association of Teachers of Japanese, 2013-2014
Supervisor, Japan Outreach Initiative at Wake Forest University, August 2009 – July 2011
Adviser, WFU Japanese Studies Club
Engage and Advocate! Connecting Japanese Language Learning to Our Communities (2018) presented with Fumi Iwashita, Misa Yamamoto, and Yukiko Yokono at the 52nd Foreign Language Association of North Carolina Annual Conference, Durham, NC. October, 2018.
Using Technology to Develop Students’ Oral Proficiency in World Language Classes (2018) WFU TechXploration, March, 2018.
Strengthening Formative Assessment Using VoiceThread (2018) the 32nd Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, February, 2018.
Map Your Way to Language Proficiency! (2017) the 51st American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, Nashville, TN, November, 2017.
Developing Tasks Using Authentic Materials through Teacher Collaboration (2017) presented with Mayako Hamrick and Yuki Matsuda, the 31stSoutheastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, February, 2017.