Prof. Eriko Matsuura-Schnurrpusch

Eriko Matsuura-Schnurrpusch

Adjunct Professor


Eriko Matsuura–Schnurrpusch received her BA in Japanese History from Japan, and her MA from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in Japanese with an emphasis in Teaching as a Foreign Language. She has experience teaching a wide variety of levels and age groups — from middle school and college students to adult learners. At SFSU, she has taught first to third semester level Japanese courses; she has also served as a Japanese language instructor at Japanese Society of Northern California and for Kinmon Gakuen.

In her spare time, she practices capoeira and has achieved the level of “Graduada”(Graduate student). She has traveled to Brazil multiple times to attend a range of capoeira events, and participated in international competitions.


  • MA, Japanese, emphasis in Teaching as a Foreign Language, San Francisco State University
  • BA, Japanese History, Japan