Academics

The iCLA Faculty

The faculty at iCLA is a body of highly trained scholars hailing from countries around the world and who, in most cases, obtained advanced degrees from universities in countries outside their own nations of origin. iCLA faculty members are native speakers of many languages, with English as the shared language of instruction, research, and student support.

Dr. Darren Ashmore

Specialization: Japan Studies

Dr. Mike Blow

Specialization: Interdisciplinary Arts and Music

Tzumin Peter Chang (張 子旻), EdS

Specialization: Language Education

Fukumi Genjima

Specialization: Career Development

Dr. Koji Haraguchi

Specialization: Political Science

Jun Imaki, MPhil

Specialization: Japanese Language

Dr. Sanjay Jhingan

Specialization: Theoretical Astrophysics

Sumie Jasmine Kawakami, MA

Specialization: Political Science, Media, English as a Second Language

David Knudsen, MMus

Specialization: Music history, English as a Second Language

Dr. Mike Lacktorin

Specialization: Economics, Business

Dr. Rosario Laratta

Specialization: Political Science and Social Policy

Dr. Joseph Y Lian

Specialization: Economics

Dr. Jürgen Paul Melzer

Specialization: History

David Patrick O’Donnell, MA

Specialization: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Mariko Okabe, MA

Specialization: Japanese language education, applied linguistics, educational technology

Dr. Vahid Rafieyan

Specialization: English

William Reed, MEd

Specialization: Samurai Culture, Aikido, Calligraphy, Nanba, Career Design

Dr Sam Stocker

Specialization: Art and Design

Hitoshi Suga, MBA

Specialization: Entrepreneurship, General Management, Marketing

Dr. Kazutaka Sugiyama

Specialization: Literature

Dr. Jimmy Teng

Specialization: Economics

Masahiro Toma, MA

Specialization: Japanese Language

Dr. Takashi Tsukamoto

Specialization: Political Science

Adjunct Faculty

Maki Akiyama, BA

Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Pedagogy, English Language, Japanese Language

Dr. Udeni Appuhamilage

Specialization: Clinical Psychology, Psychological Anthropology

Dr. Renick Bell

Specialization: Programming, Algorithmic Music, Algorithmic Art

Momotoshi Hara, MA

Specialization: Politics and Public Administration

Satoshi Hasegawa, MPhEd

Specialization: Shugendo, Somatic Psychology

Takashi Katada, BPhEd

Specialization: Karate

Paola Maschio, MA

Specialization: Literature and Cultural History of Early Modern Japan

Akikazu Nakamura, BMus, B.Eng

Specialization: Composing, Shakuhachi, Japanese Traditional Music

Kristin Newton, BA

Specialization: Art and Design

Takahiro Nishida, BPhEd

Specialization: Judo

Hiroyasu Sato

Specialization: Noh Drama

Brendan Stallings

Specialization: Acting and Directing

Kei Takei

Specialization: Interpretative Dance

Ichiyou Tsuruta

Specialization: Kado (Japanese traditional flower arrangement)

Soukei Tsuruta

Specialization: Sado (Japanese traditional tea ceremony)

Nanae Yoshimura

Specialization: Koto, Contemporary Music

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