Professional Profile Experienced teacher educator, educational leader, and lifelong learner dedicated to continuous improvement and the expansion of high-quality educational opportunities for all, seeking new challenges in instructional and/or administrative position.
Education Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, 2005 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Dissertation title: Teacher Learning for Curriculum Reform in Japan: A Case of Continuous Improvement
Specialist of Arts, Educational Leadership (with Michigan Administrator Certification) expected August 2013 Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
M.A., Japanese Studies, 1995 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Master’s thesis title: "Japanese as a Foreign Language Instruction in Michigan: Native Versus Non-Native Speaker Instructors’ Reactions to a Bicultural Team-Teaching Concept"
B.A., Asian Studies, 1989 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Provisional Teacher Certification (grades K-12 Japanese & 6-12 history), 1999 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Professional Experience Dean of the Graduate College 2010-2013 Siena Heights University - Adrian, MI · oversaw faculty, staff, and 300+ students in 3 M.A. programs (Counselor Education, Leadership, Teacher Education) on 6 campuses across Michigan and totally online “campus” · managed course offerings and college budget of $1 million/year · coordinated professional development activities for dozens of adjunct and full-time faculty members · supported regional and national accreditation efforts
Associate Professor & Program Director 2004-2010 Siena Heights University - Adrian, MI · managed Graduate Teacher Education program and Educational Leadership programs (M.A. and Ed.S.) in Graduate College · recruited and served as academic advisor to 200+ students · recruited, trained, & evaluated adjunct faculty members for 11 concentrations · coordinated course offerings and manage program budget of $100k/year · designed and taught various traditional, hybrid-online, & independent study courses · served on Faculty Development Committee, GC Strategic Planning Committee, and various Michigan Department of Education program review and MTTC test review committees · led Faculty Workshop, Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Events, and TEAC national accreditation effort · coordinated partnerships with 4 intermediate school districts, Adrian Rea Literacy Center, and various university offices
Graduate Assistant 2000-2004 Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI · co-planned and co-taught TE 401/402 foreign language methods course for senior teacher candidates in the College of Education · supervised fifth-year foreign language teacher candidates as they completed year-long internship (TE 501/502) in local schools
Consultant/Trainer 1994-present Independent Consultant to clients including: Battle Creek Health System, Battle Creek Language and Culture Center, Battle Creek and Lakeview School Districts, City of Battle Creek, I.I. Stanley Manufacturing Corporation, Kellogg Community College, Kellogg Company, Lenawee Intermediate School District, Michigan Department of Education, Monroe County Intermediate School District, MSU Asian Studies Center, Tokai Rika USA, University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies
1994-2002 Michigan Department of Education - Lansing, MI · compiled results of 3-year survey of Michigan educators on Japanese language education · designed and conducted workshops for Japanese language teachers
1995-2000 Regional Manufacturing Technology Center - Battle Creek, MI · designed and taught Customer Awareness and Japanese Business Practices for workers at local Japanese transplant companies · co-designed and led three-week cross-cultural training program for American and Japanese managers
Language Instructor 1995-2000 Lakeview School District - Battle Creek, MI · taught Japanese I - IV and English as a Second Language to elementary and high school students · increased HS Japanese enrollment from 10 to 150 students per year · planned and led Lakeview Youth Ambassadors delegation to Japan
1998 Michigan-Shiga Exchange Teacher - Shiga, Japan · taught English and U.S. culture to preschool through junior high students
1991-1997 Kellogg Community College - Battle Creek and Coldwater, MI · designed and taught Japanese I and II and Seminar on Cross-Cultural Communication for Lifelong Learning Division
1991-1993 Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI · independently planned and taught Japanese 100 and 101 for Department of Languages and Linguistics
Personnel Coordinator 1990-1992 Technical Auto Parts - Battle Creek, MI · handled workers' compensation/insurance claims and payroll · taught Japanese and English to American and Japanese associates
Assistant English Teacher 1989-1990 Shiga Board of Education - Shiga, Japan · team-taught in four junior high schools on Japan Exchange in Teaching (JET) program · wrote, directed, and filmed a video series to supplement the textbook
Presentations “Teaching and Assessing World Languages Effectively According to the New Michigan Standards,” Lenawee Intermediate School District, Adrian, MI, June-Aug. 2009, and Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe, MI, November 2009
“Using Scoring Rubrics for Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching,” SHU Phi Delta Kappa workshop, September 2008, and Lilly North Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI, September 2009
“Electronic Portfolios: If Fifth Graders Can Make Them, Why Not Grad Students?” Lilly North Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI, October 2007 (reprised at SHU Faculty Workshop, Adrian, MI, Aug. 2008)
“Dilemmas of Ongoing Education Reform in Japan: Report from a Case Study of the New Middle School Integrated Studies Course,” Annual Meeting of Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, East Lansing, MI, September 2005
“Japanese Teachers’ Cultural Models and Classroom Interpretations of Reform Curriculum,” Canadian Asian Studies Association (CASA) Annual Conference – Montreal, October 2003
“Using Multi-Media in Teaching Japanese,” Workshop for Michigan Teachers of Chinese, Japanese, & Korean, MSU Asian Studies Center – East Lansing, June 2003
“Staffrooms as Sites of Teacher Learning in Three Cultures: China, Japan, and South Korea” (co-presented with Y. Fang), American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference - Chicago, April 2003
“Windows onto Teacher Learning: Daily Dynamics in School Staffrooms in China, Japan, and South Korea” (with Y. Fang, J. Choi, & K. Song), and “Teacher Accountability and Curriculum Reform in Japan,” Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference - New Orleans, March 2003
“Using Total Physical Response Storytelling in Teaching Japanese,” Workshop for Michigan Teachers of Chinese, Japanese, & Korean, MSU Asian Studies Center – East Lansing, June 2002
“Applying the Learning Cycle to Foreign Language Planning and Teaching” (co-presented with Elizabeth Glew) and “Total Physical Response Storytelling in the Japanese Classroom,” Michigan Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Annual Conference – Lansing, October 2001
Publications Teacher Learning for Curriculum Reform in Japan: A Case of Continuous Improvement. VDM Publishers, Germany, 2009.
“Teacher Accountability and Curriculum Reform in Japan: A Multi-Level Analysis of the Rainbow Plan,” pp. 191-213 in M.T. Tatto (Ed.), Reforming Teaching Globally, Oxford University Press, 2007.
“Educational Reform in Japan and Its Influence on Teachers’ Work,” pp. 290-301, International Journal of Educational Research, (45: 4-5), 2006.
“My Experience with TPR Storytelling: Successes and Cautions,” in Michigan Foreign Language Association Newsletter, pp. 20-22, March 2002, reprinted in Texas Foreign Language Association Bulletin, pp. 6-9, (vol. 15, no. 2), Fall 2004.
“No Child Left Behind: Implications for Students with Limited English Proficiency,” in MITESOL Messages 23(1), pp.1-11, February 2002.
Awards Hinman Graduate Fellowship, MSU – 2004-05 University Graduate Continuing Fellowship, MSU – 2003-04 Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award, MSU – 2003 Teacher Education Endowed Fellowship, MSU – 2002-2003 Dean’s Scholar Award, Michigan State University – 2000-2003 Excellence in Education Award, Kellogg Foundation – 1996, 2000 Exchange: Japan Teacher Training Institute Scholarship – 1995 Second Prize, Babel International Translation Contest – 1995 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award – 1994 Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship – 1993-94 Third Prize, Japanese Speech Contest-Chicago Consulate – 1993 Most Valuable Student Elks National Foundation Award – 1985-89
Professional Affiliations American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) American Educational Research Association (AERA) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Directors and Representatives of Teacher Education Programs in Michigan (DARTEP) Hinoki International School Board Member, Livonia, MI (2010-present) Japanese-American School of Southeastern Michigan (JASSEM) Japanese Teachers’ Association of Michigan (JTAM) Lenawee County World Language Teachers Collaboration Network (LCWLTCN) Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration (MAPEA) Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MiTESOL) Michigan World Language Association (MiWLA) National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT) Phi Delta Kappa International (Lenawee County Chapter #1460)
References Robert W. Gordon, Ed.D. (former Graduate College Dean & supervisor) Director of the Library, Siena Heights University 1247 East Siena Heights Drive Adrian, MI 49221-1796 email@example.com 517.264.7152
Lynn Paine, Ph.D. (dissertation committee chair) Professor of Teacher Education, Michigan State University 116-M Erickson Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 firstname.lastname@example.org 517.355.3266
Hitomi Oketani, Ph.D. Japanese Language Professor, Eastern Michigan University Hinoki International School Academic Advisory Committee Chair 219 Alexander Building Ypsilanti, MI 48197 email@example.com 734.487.3347
Linda Brewster, Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus, Siena Heights University Reading, MI 49274-9235 firstname.lastname@example.org 517.283.3207
Mutsuko Endo Hudson, Ph.D. Japanese Language Program Director, Michigan State University A-633 Wells Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 email@example.com 517.432.7164
Jane Ozanich, M.A. (Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl collaborator) Former Program Associate, U-M Center for Japanese Studies Law School, 300 Hutchins Hall Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215 firstname.lastname@example.org 734.763.3419