ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • University of Bridgeport (2019--), Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs

  • University of Bridgeport (2017-19), Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs and acting chair of the new Political Science program as of Fall, 2018.

  • Franklin and Marshall College (2010-17), Assistant Professor of Government

  • Pepperdine University (2006-07, 2009), Adjunct in International Studies & Languages

  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (2007-08, 2009), Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • University of California, Los Angeles (2005), Instructor in Political Science

Fellowships/Awards

  • 2017: Black Student Union Ujima award for leadership/mentorship, Franklin and Marshall College

  • 2012-2014: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation US-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, Cohort II, 2012-2014

  • 2011: Hackman Fellowship, Franklin &Marshall (Summer research with student)

  • 2008: Sasakawa Foundation Dissertation Grant

  • 2008: Aratani Fieldwork Grant

  • 2006-7: Aratani Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

  • 2007: Social Science Research Council, Japan Studies Dissertation Workshop

  • 2002 and 2003: Departmental Nominee for UCLA Distinguished Teaching Assistant

  • 2000: The Sasakawa Foundation Summer grant for advanced language training at International Christian University in Japan

  • 1999-2002: Title VI, National Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Award for Japanese

Teaching

University of Bridgeport

  • GLDP/GMCS 543, Grad seminar, Media and Development

  • FYS 101, First Year Seminar, Citizenship and Social Justice

  • PSCI 103-11, Introduction to Political Science

  • PSCI 218, Human Security

  • PSCI 207, World Politics

  • PSCI 204, Comparative Politics

  • PSCI 101, American Politics

  • PSCI 398, Senior Thesis

  • PSCI 238, Gender Politics from a Global Perspective

Franklin and Marshall College

  • GOV 120, Comparative Politics

  • GOV 130, International Politics

  • GOV 226, Gender Politics from a Global Perspective

  • GOV 324, East Asian Politics

  • GOV 472, Postwar Japanese Politics

  • GOV 476, The Politics of Gender

  • IND 490, Independent Study

  • IND 499, Honors Thesis

Loyola Marymount University

  • PS 395, Gender and Politics: A Global Perspective

  • PS 150, Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • PS 395, The Politics of East Asia

  • PS 155, Comparing Foreign Governments

Pepperdine University

  • Asian 301, Survey of East Asia

  • Asian 331, Modern China

University of California, Los Angeles

  • PS 160, Introduction to Japanese Government and Politics

Service

University of Bridgeport (2017-19)

  • Acting Chair of the new Political Science Program (2018-19)

  • Academic Advising for two majors: 1) Political Science and 2) International Political Economy and Diplomacy/Asia)

  • General Education Committee

  • Honors Committees

Franklin & Marshall College (2011-17)

  • Organizer of the Minority Faculty and Staff Alliance

  • Provost Committee on Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Committee

  • Day of Dialogue Planning Committee

  • President’s First-Generation Allies Group

  • International and Off-Campus Studies Committee

  • Faculty advisor to the Black Student Union for the campus Dream Speaker Common Hour with Dr. Cornel West

  • Student Conduct Committee

  • Public Affairs Lecture Fund Committee

  • East Asian Studies Group, faculty mentor

  • Academic advising for International Studies majors or minors on East Asia

  • Admissions Autumn Open House Academic Panel and Interest Fair

  • Asian American Alliance faculty advisor

  • Government Club Advisor

  • Invited by Carol Cohn to contribute my gender politics syllabus to the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights resource database

Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA (2013-16)

  • Lancaster City’s Public Arts Diversity Sub-Committee http://www.lancastersoundmap.com/about-1/

  • Board Member, World Affairs Council