Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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YASUSHI KAKUTA
Japanese Language
Adjunct Instructor
Japan
Prof. Kakuta began teaching with UMUC Asia in 1987, after a successful career as an officer in the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. He earned his bachelor's degree at the National University of Utsunomiya and holds several certificates in meteorology and languages from Japanese service schools. One of his primary responsibilities in the military was to conduct classes for both Japanese and American officers and he was often called upon to play a key part in assisting the latter in learning the language and culture of Japan. Mr. Kakuta has taught at Misawa since joining the UMUC faculty.
SARAH KALLBERG
Mathematics
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan
Prof. Kallberg holds a MS and BS in applied mathematics from California State Polytechnic University.
AKIKO KANAI
Japanese Language
Adjunct Instructor
Japan
Prof. Kanai received her B.A. from Kyoritsu Women's University in Tokyo. She has completed the studies for the 420 hour Advanced Skills of Teaching Japanese Language Course conducted by the International Education Training School in Tokyo. She additionally has a qualification of the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test, authorized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, and administered by the Association of International Education. Ms. Kanai began her career of teaching Japanese as a foreign language at ITS Language Center in Hiroo, Tokyo. She joined UMUC in 1989, and has experience teaching eight face to face Japanese courses (JAPN 111, 112, 114, 115, 221, 222, 224, 225) for UMUC Asia in the Tokyo area (NAF Atsugi, Camp Zama, Camp Fuji and Yokota Air Base).
MORIAKI KANAI
Japanese Language
Adjunct Instructor
Japan
Prof. Kanai has a M.A. in Japanese bilingual education and international cooperation studies from Kyorin University in Tokyo and a B.A. in English from Dokkyo University in Saitama, Japan. He has extensive experience teaching English at a number of Japanese high schools. He also has experience teaching at the secondary and college levels in New Zealand. Since 1995 Mr. Kanai has taught Japanese at the Yokota Middle School and Yokota High School. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty in January 2004 and has taught in the Tokyo area.
STACEY KANDAS
Criminal Justic, Human Resource Management
Adjunct Instructor
Japan

Professor Kandas received her Bachelor of Science Degree in criminal justice from Grand Valley State University located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also received her Master’s Degree in public administration from the same school, and she received a Graduate Certificate in homeland security from the University of Michigan State. Within the business community, Professor Kandas currently serves in the United States Marine Corps as a Communication Officer. She has served for eight years, and she has deployed four times. She also is a fitness instructor, and she operates a nonprofit fitness club called *Free.

HIEYEON KEUM
Korean Language
Adjunct Professor
Korea
Prof. Kang holds a PhD, MEd, and BA in English language education from Ewha Women's University, Seoul. Additionally, Prof. Kang holds a MA in applied linguistics from the Teacher's College Columbia University, New York.
BRIAN KIM
Business Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Korea
Prof. Kim holds a BA in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Cornell University. He is the head of marketing, public relations and product development at Franklin Templeton. Franklin Templeton is a global asset management company with over $720 billion (USD) in assets and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. In his role, Mr. Kim oversees and develops marketing, product, and public relations strategies and implements marketing campaigns and sales activities for Korea. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he worked for Samsung in marketing and brand strategy. He has years of consumer packaged goods marketing experience with Henkel (Dial), Playtex and Kraft in the United States. Professor Kim relocated to Seoul in 2007 and is currently an assistant adjunct professor with UMUC. He blends and incorporates his marketing, global and business experiences in to the classroom.
HAK SUN KIM
Korean Language
Adjunct Associate Professor
Korea
Dr. Kim holds a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, an M.Ed. in Teaching Languages - English from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, and a Ph.D. in International Studies majoring in Korea and East Asia at Sogang University, Seoul. Dr, Kim was a Korean Language instructor for U.S. Peace Corps volunteers in Korea and became the first certified Oral Proficiency interview tester in Korean of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She served in the International Studies program at Ewha Womans University while teaching English, and also taught at the Language Research Institute at Seoul National University. Dr. Kim is a veteran of the UMUC Asia faculty. She has taught Korean language and culture courses since 1981 at various locations in Korea, and served as the Academic Director for Korean Language from mid-2000 to July 2011. Dr. Kim created Online E-Resource for UMUC KORN 111 course, which has been used in all the KORN 111 classes since the Fall Session I, 2015.
HEE-YOUNG KIM
Art
Adjunct Instructor
Korea
Prof. Kim holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Oklahoma City University.

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