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SEMESTER/YEAR study abroad PROGRAM
Administration & Faculty
Academic and administrative responsibility for Temple University, Japan Campus rests with the dean of TUJ, senior administration and an advisory board made up of Japanese and non-Japanese government, business and education leaders. The TUJ administration coordinates closely with the Education Abroad office at Temple University Main Campus, and is under the authority of academic administration including the provost and the president of Temple University. Listed below are administration and staff that work closely with study abroad at TUJ.
Dr. Bruce Stronach, Dean of TUJ, has a long career in Japanese and U.S. higher education, where he has held both faculty and administrative positions. Prior to being named dean of TUJ, Dr. Stronach was president of Yokohama City University in Japan. He is a respected authority on Japanese popular culture and politics, and author of several books including Beyond the Rising Sun: Nationalism in Contemporary Japan. Dr. Stronach earned two master's degrees and a doctorate in international relations through graduate studies at both The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and Harvard University.
Dr. Brian Swanland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, came to TUJ in February, 2012 after retiring from the Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. Prior to his recall to active duty, Dr. Swanland served as the Director of the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in Shiga Prefecture and later a Senior Lecturer and Program Manager at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Asian Studies at the University of Arizona.
In 1997 she joined Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), and from 1999 was responsible for the university’s marketing and communications as Director of Public Relations. From 2003, Chie led the effort to remove discriminatory treatment toward “Foreign University - Branch Campuses” and conducted negotiations with the Japanese government as Manager of External Relations. This led to TUJ being formally designated a “Foreign University, Japan Campus” in February 2005 by the Japanese Ministry of Education, solving many long-standing issues. She was also responsible for alumni relations, fundraising, and community relations.
Office of Student Services (OSS)
Paul Gaspari | Student Services Coordinator
Hiroaki Kudo | Hiyoshi Dorm
Andrea Johnson | Kitazono Dorm
Study Abroad Advisor
Danielle Vokal | Career Advisor
TUJ provides access to approximately 180 full-time and adjunct faculty throughout the year. The faculty includes full-time professors based in Japan, part-time faculty who are practicing professionals in specialized fields, as well as Main Campus faculty on temporary assignment.
For a full list of faculty at Temple Japan, visit TUJ's faculty page.