Academic Programs
Faculty of Global Communications
Faculty Members

Takayuki TAKAO, Professor

Takayuki TAKAO, Professor

Professor Takao completed the doctoral program (major: Linguistics) at the graduate school of Sophia University. He served as an assistant professor of Toyo Women's College before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

Semantics, Syntax

Degree

Master of Linguistics

Makiko IIO, Professor

Makiko IIO, Professor

Professor Iio graduated from Meiji Gakuin University and studied at Hope College. She completed the master's program at the Department of Linguistics, Michigan State University.

Fields of expertise

Sociolinguistics (Discourse Marker)

Degree

M.A

Mika INOUE-HANZAWA, Professor

Mika INOUE-HANZAWA, Professor

Professor Inoue completed coursework in the doctoral program at the graduate school (Graduate Program in International and Cultural Studies) of Tsuda College.

Fields of expertise

International Politics,
Security Issues in Africa and International Organizatons

Degree

Master of International Relations

Hiroto ONISHI, Professor

Hiroto ONISHI, Professor

Professor Onishi completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Literature and Linguistics, University of Tsukuba.

Fields of expertise

Linguistics (English)

Degree

M.A

Yukinari SHIMOYAMA, Professor

Yukinari SHIMOYAMA, Professor

Professor Shimoyama graduated from the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I of Waseda University and completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Education of the same university.

Fields of expertise

English Education, Educational Technology, CALL, Support for Autonomous Learning

Degree

M.A (Education)

Hiroshi TSUSHIMA, Professor

Hiroshi TSUSHIMA, Professor

Professor Tsushima graduated from the Faculty of Education, the University of Tokyo and completed the master's program at the graduate school of International University of Japan, where he obtained the degree of Master of International Studies. He worked for the International Development Center of Japan and Long-term Credit Bank Research Institute, Inc. before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

International Economics

Degree

Master of International Studies

Toshio TSUMURA, Professor

Toshio TSUMURA, Professor

Professor Tsumura graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Keio University and completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Media and Governance (Language and Transculture) of the same university. He completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (major: Language and Information Sciences) of the University of Tokyo. He completed coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (major: Language and Information Sciences) of the University of Tokyo. He worked as a lecturer at Keio High School, Toyo University, Chuo University, Waseda University, as a teacher at a public junior high school in Yokohama, and served other positions before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

English Education

Degree

M.A (Media and Governance, Keio University), M.A (University of Tokyo)

Daniel PAPIA, Professor

Daniel PAPIA, Professor

Professor Papia completed his Baccalaureate degree at Sophia University in Tokyo; his Master's studies at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television in the U.S.; and his Doctorate with the University of Wales in the U.K. He has taught for decades and worked at several professional careers involving media and communications.

Fields of expertise

Cinema, Writing, Journalism

Degree

PhD (Critical and Creative Writing)
M.F.A. (Film Studies)

Andrew BOON, Professor

Andrew BOON, Professor

University of Sunderland
M.A in TESOL, Aston University
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Linguistics), Aston University

Fields of expertise

Applied Linguistics, Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Degree

M.A in TESOL
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Linguistics)

Junichi MATSUMOTO, Professor

Junichi MATSUMOTO, Professor

Professor Matsumoto graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Keio University and completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Letters of the same university. He worked as a high school teacher and a university lecturer and served other positions before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

English, Linguistics

Degree

M.A

Noriyuki YASUMATSU, Professor

Noriyuki YASUMATSU, Professor

Professor Yasumatsu graduated from the Department of Law, School of Law of Meiji University and completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University. He served as a (visiting) Senior Researcher at Keio Research Institute of SFC and a part-time lecturer at Toyo Women's College and Toyo Gakuen University before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

Politics, Network Society, NPO Studies

Degree

M.A (Media and Governance)

Yusuke YODA, Professor

Yusuke YODA, Professor

Professor Yoda completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Language and Society (Studies in Language and Society), Osaka University. He is a visiting research fellow at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. He served as a visiting research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fields of expertise

Theoretical Linguistics, Cognitive Science

Degree

PhD (Language and Culture)

Chigumi KAWAGUCHI, Associate Professor

Chigumi KAWAGUCHI, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Kawaguchi completed coursework in the doctoral program at Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.

Fields of expertise

International Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Policy Studies, Peacebuilding Studies

Degree

PhD (International Public Policy)

Hironao KOBAYASHI, Associate Professor

Hironao KOBAYASHI, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Kobayashi completed the doctoral program (English Literature) at the Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University. He worked as an assistant at the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences of Waseda University and as a research fellow (PD) under the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists program of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

English Literature (Irish literature with special focus on James Joyce)

Degree

PhD (English Literature)

YIN Cheng, Associate Professor

YIN Cheng, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Yin graduated from the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University in China. She completed the master's program at the Institute of Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She worked as a full-time lecturer at Shanghai University in China and special lecturer at Toyo Gakuen University and served other positions before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

Chinese Language and Literature, Contemporary Chinese Literature

Degree

B.A

Masatoshi TAKEUCHI, Associate Professor

Masatoshi TAKEUCHI, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Takeuchi graduated from the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, and completed the coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Law of the same university. He served as a part-time lecturer at Takasaki City University of Economics, Musashi University, Kanagawa University, Rikkyo University, and Tamagawa University, and served other positions before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

International Relations, International Law, International Organizations

Degree

Master of Laws

Jeffrey DURAND, Associate Professor

Jeffrey DURAND, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Durand graduated from the University of Virginia and completed the master's program at the graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University.

Fields of expertise

Language Testing

Degree

M.A. (TESOL)

Sumiko MIYAFUSA, Associate Professor

Sumiko MIYAFUSA, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Miyafusa completed the doctoral program at the College of Education of Ohio University, where she majored in Cultural Studies.

Fields of expertise

Cross-Cultural Communication, Foreign Language Education

Degree

PhD (Education)

Hiroko YAMAMOTO, Associate Professor

Hiroko YAMAMOTO, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Yamamoto completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Humanities and Science (major: Japanese Language and Literature), Ochanomizu University. She served as a part-time lecturer at Toyo Gakuen University, Chiba University, and other universities before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

Japanese Language, Japanese Language Education

Degree

PhD (Humanities)

Hyo Yun LEE, Assistant Professor

Hyo Yun LEE, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Lee completed the doctoral program (major: Law and International Relations) at the Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University. She worked as a specially appointed assistant professor at the Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University and at Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research and served in other positions before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

International Relations, Regional Studies of East Asia (Public Diplomacy)

Degree

PhD (Law)

Eri KATO, Assistant Professor

Eri KATO, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Kato graduated from the Faculty of Comparative Culture, Sophia University. She completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, and completed coursework in the doctoral program at the same university.

Fields of expertise

History of American Culture, History of Hawaii, English Education

Degree

M.A

Minoru KADOTA, Assistant Professor

Minoru KADOTA, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Kadota worked as an associate professor at the Faculty of International Business, Temple University, Japan (2013 to 2017) and as a data scientist at a foreign-affiliated company (2017) before accepting his current position. He serves concurrently as an assistant professor at CSI, Rikkyo University (since 2018) and as a data scientist at DN Technology & Innovation Co., Ltd. (since 2020).

Fields of expertise

Statistics, Machine Learning

Degree

PhD (Applied Mathematics) from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Hiromu HIGUCHI, Assistant Professor

Hiromu HIGUCHI, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Higuchi completed the master’s program at the Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo.

Fields of expertise

Education, Philosophy of Education, History of Educational Thought

Degree

MA (Education)

Teruyo NAKAO, Assistant Professor

Teruyo NAKAO, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Nakao completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Foreign Studies, Sophia University. She worked as a high school teacher and a university lecturer and served other positions before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

Acquisition of Second Language, English Education

Degree

M.A (Linguistics)

Yuriko YOKOE, Assistant Professor

Yuriko YOKOE, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Yokoe graduated from the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University. She completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics of the same university. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow and JSPS Research Fellow at Sophia University before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

Phonetics, Laboratory Phonology, Psycholinguistics

Degree

PhD (Linguistics)

Junku LEE, Assistant Instructor

Junku LEE, Assistant Instructor

Junku Lee, an Assistant Instructor, is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tsukuba.

Fields of expertise

Policy Governance, Social Network Analysis

Degree

MA (International Studies)