Tomoko Takahashi

Vice President Inst'L Res & Assmt/Dean Gr at Soka University of America

Tomoko Takahashi

Tomoko Takahashi

Vice President Inst'L Res & Assmt/Dean Gr at Soka University of America

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Tomoko Takahashi, EdD, LHD
Academic Administration - Graduate School Staff
Faculty - Full-Time
Office of the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Linguistics and Education

Tomoko Takahashi, Ed.D., joined Soka University, Calabasas in 1992. In February 1994, she was appointed as Soka University of America's first Dean of the Graduate School to direct the Master of Arts degree program in Second and Foreign Language Education. In May 2002, she was appointed as SUA's first Provost to serve as the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the University, overseeing both the graduate and undergraduate academic programs. She also serves as the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and teaches in the graduate program as Full Professor of Linguistics and Education.

Takahashi received her BA in English with magna cum laude from Albertus Magnus College in 1977. She subsequently entered Columbia University for graduate studies in applied linguistics, earning her doctorate in 1984. She continued her post-doctoral research at Columbia while teaching applied linguistics and training graduate-level students to become language teachers.

Takahashi has published more than twenty books including scholarly books in English and Japanese on language learning, cross-cultural communication, and lexico-semantics; thirteen co-authored textbooks for Japanese learners of English, eight of which have been translated into Chinese and Korean; and Japanese translations of Rosa Parks: My Story, Quiet Strength, and Dear Mrs. Parks. Her research interests include second language acquisition, particularly lexico-semantic transfer and pragmatic transfer, and cross-cultural communication. Her research has been widely published and cited in scholarly journals and books in the field of applied linguistics. She has also published numerous articles in magazines and journals for English learners in Japan, and is a well-respected translator of Japanese and English.

Takahashi serves on the Board of Trustees of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT; she received the Albertus Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in 2002 and the Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa in 2006. Takahashi is an active supporter of the annual "Pathways to Freedom" program organized by the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. She has also served as a curriculum/educational consultant for publishers and organizations such as ALC Press in Tokyo and "Japan Hands - Educational Task Force" of Japan Society in New York, and as a dictionary editor for Benesse Corporation in Tokyo.

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Professor of History & Director of MA Program at Soka University of America

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Tomoko Takahashi
Vice President Inst'L Res & Assmt/Dean Gr at Soka University of America
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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Vice President Inst'L Res & Assmt/Dean Gr
1992 - Current

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Benesse Corp. provides correspondence courses for preschool, elementary, junior, and senior high school students. It also offers teacher support services and operates cram and preparatory schools. The firm's business areas include education, lifestyle, senior and nursing care, and language and global leadership training. It also publishes simulated exams, student pocketbooks, magazines, and general publications. The company was founded by Tetsuhiko Fukutake on January 28, 1955 and is headquartered in Okayama, Japan.

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