YOSHIKO OKUYAMA

Faculty Information

Associate Professor of Japanese Studies and Linguistics

Email: yokuyama@hawaii.edu

Office: PB - 8, Rm. 1

Research Interests: Comparative Mythology and Japanese Studies, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Language Pedagogy, Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Bilingualism and Heritage Language Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), University of Arizona, 2000
  • MA, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), University of Arizona, 1994
  • BA, American Literature, Toyo University, Japan, 1985

Teaching

2010-Present Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics (tenured), Department of Languages, Humanities Division, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo)
2006-2010 Assistant Professor of Japanese and Linguistics (tenure-track), Department of Languages, Humanities Division, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo)
2002-2006 Assistant Professor of Japanese and Linguistics (non-tenure track), Department of Languages, Humanities Division, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo)
1998-2001 Full-time instructor of Japanese and Linguistics, Department of Languages, Humanities Division, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo)

Honors and Awards

2002 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Hawaiʻi System, Junior Faculty Category

Major Publications

2000 Ph.D. Dissertation: Computer-Assisted Japanese Vocabulary Learning

Director: Dr. Robert Ariew, University of Arizona

Special Committee Member: Dr. Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University