Aoi Yamanaka

Aoi Yamanaka

Aoi Yamanaka

Academic Advisor

Associate Director of Academic Services, Assistant Professor

social justice issues in higher education, cultural leadership, and civic engagement in a diverse environment

Dr. Aoi Yamanaka is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Academic Services in the School of Integrative Studies, where she teaches courses on social justice and global leadership. She also serves as an academic advisor, and her advising focuses on student affairs, student development, and student engagements. In addition to her teaching and academic advising experiences, Dr. Yamanaka has experiences in international education in the western Michigan and northern Virginia areas. Dr. Yamanaka’s current scholarship focuses on social justice issues in higher education, cultural leadership, and civic engagement in a diverse environment.

 

Courses Taught

INTS 406 Global Leadership

INTS 391 Introduction to Integrative Studies

INTS 371 Constructions of Differences 

INTS 101 Narratives of Identities 

HE 606 Diversity in Higher Education

Education

Ph.D., Education-specializing in Higher Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

M.A., Educational Leadership-specializing in Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

M.A., Counselor Education-specializing Community Counseling, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

B.L.A., Human Development, Kagawa University, Japan