Tomoko Takahashi

Tomoko Takahashi Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment and the Dean of the Graduate School at Soka University of America.  Over the past 20+ years at Soka, she also served as the Provost and has helped establish Soka as an emerging student-centered university founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life.  As the university’s ALO since 2001 and as a frequent visiting committee member, Dr. Takahashi has gained valuable experience with WSCUC.  As a teacher-trainer and a widely published author, she has contributed to the field of language and intercultural education linking diverse Eastern and Western cultures. She received a BA in English from Albertus Magnus College, an MA, Ed M, and EdD in applied linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD in translation studies from Monash University in Australia.