Faculty

Director
Shingo Satsutani

Shingo Satsutani is a Professor of Asian Languages at College of DuPage. A native of Kyoto, Japan, he holds a B.A. in Western Philosophy and a B. Eng. in Civil Engineering from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto; M.A. in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University, New Jersey. His further academic training was extended to the Doctoral Studies in Language, Literacy and Learning at Fordham University, New York. He has taught at Miami University of Ohio prior to coming to COD in 1994. Professor Satsutani has led academic travels and international field studies in various places in Japan more than thirty times, including the College of DuPage Summer Study Abroad Program in Kyoto, Japan. He's been an active leader in ICTFL (Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and IATJ (Illinois Association of Teachers of Japanese, President) and works with Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago (JCCC) and Consulate General of Japan in Chicago as an advisor for Japanese language related matters such as Business Japanese seminar and an annual Japanese Speech Contest. As a board member of the National Council of the Japanese Language Teachers (2003-2006) he served as their president from 2004-2005. He's been assisting the business matters of the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) since 2003 for high school Japanese programs. In 2008, he won the National Award for teacher of the year in the United States. His latest keen interest is the Japanese education for the heritage speakers as well as bridging every level of K-16 Japanese education. In addition to his academic interests, Professor Satsutani enjoys ice skating with his kids and playing with his dog.
 

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Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356