Profiles in "Japan" Expertise Area

  • Wilson specializes in the instruction of Japanese language, culture, and calligraphy. His research includes Japanese pedagogy and digital humanities.
  • Gahan teaches various levels of Japanese language.
  • After an undergraduate degree in literature and languages, Wong went to Japan and studied Japanese and taught English, followed by graduate study in Japanese literature in the U.S.
  • William Hedberg's primary research focus is the literature and culture of early modern Japan, and his current project centers on the reception of late imperial Chinese fiction during the Edo and Meiji periods (17th-20th c.).
  • Katayama teaches different levels of elementary Japanese.
  • Suhara has been teaching Asian religion and culture courses at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. His works have been published in multiple Japanese journals.
  • "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." -Edgar Allan Poe
  • Kroo's research uses sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological methodologies to understand post-disaster communities, migration, and future imagining with a focus on Japan and Korea.