Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Noriko Nagata 永田憲子

Program Director
(415) 422-6227

Noriko Nagata, 永田憲子 is Director of the Japanese Studies Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches Japanese language, linguistics, and culture. Professor Nagata received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, jointly directed by the Laboratory for Computational Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University. Her general area of research includes natural language processing, Japanese linguistics, second language acquisition, and computer assisted language...

Stephen Roddy

Professor
(415) 422-6080

Stephen Roddy is a professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, received his PhD in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and specializes in the fiction and other prose genres of 18th and 19th century China and Japan. His current interests focus on the influences of Chinese fiction on late-Tokugawa writers, and of Meiji-period thinkers on essayists of the late-Qing. He teaches courses in Japanese and Chinese literature, culture, and language. He is also Chair Professor at the...

Education:

PhD, Princeton University

Kyoko Suda

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6591

Kyoko Suda is director of the Asian Languages program and received her BA in History from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. She received her first MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, and her second MA in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language from San Francisco State University. Dr. Suda received her Doctorate in Education at the University of San Francisco in December of 2003. She also holds a license to teach Japanese Tea Ceremony (Omote Senke). Her areas of specialization are second...

Education:

Doctorate, Education, University of San Francisco, MA, Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, San Francisco State University, MA, Teaching English as a Second Language, San Francisco State University, BA, History, Keio University in Tokyo, Japan

Part-Time Faculty


Yumi Moriguchi-McCormick

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5931

Yumi Moriguchi-McCormick received her BA in English Literature from Notre Dame Women's College, Kyoto, Japan. She received her Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis of Second Language Acquisition from the University of San Francisco.

Education:

Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Yoko Otomi

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Yoko Otomi's areas of specialization include Japanese language pedagogy and teaching of Japanese as a second language.

Education:

MA, San Francisco State University

Nobuko Takamatsu

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Nobuko Takamatsu received her BA in English Literature from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan and her MA from San Francisco State University. Areas of specialization include Japanese language pedagogy, teaching of Japanese as a second language.

Education:

MA, San Francisco State University, BA, English Literature, Aoyama Gakuin University

Contact Info

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Office for: American Sign Language, Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese

Kalmanovitz Hall 333 (415) 422-5213