Faculty


Rebecca Babirye

Rebecca Babirye
Assistant Professor

Specialization: Global Studies, Intercultural Communication, TESOL

Education: Tokyo Christian University (BA); Wheaton College (MA); Sophia University (Ph.D.; in progress)

Church: Tokyo Multicultural Church

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Akio Ito
Professor, Dean of the Graduate School

Specialization: New Testament Studies 

Education: Tokyo University (B.Lit.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) (Ph.D.)

Church: Nerima Baptist Church, Baptist General Conference Japan (Regou)

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Mieko Iwata 
Associate Professor

Specialization: Christian Ethics, Christian Worldview

Education: Tokyo Christian Univ. (BA); Tokyo Christian Theol. Seminary; Calvin Theol. Seminary (Th.M); Tokyo Christian Univ. (Ph.D.)

Church: Christian Reformed Church

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Nobuyoshi Kiuchi
Professor

Specialization: Old Testament

Education: Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies (BA); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; The Council for National Academic Awards (Ph.D.)

Church: Fuchu-Nishihara Kirisuto Kyoukai, Presbyterian Church in Japan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Tetsuya Morita

Tetsuya Morita 
Associate Professor

Specialization: International Development, Non-profit Management

Education: Jiyu Gakuen (BA); Duke University (MA); Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (Ph.D.; in progress)

Church: Heiwadai Grace Church (Domei)

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Naoki Okamura 
Professor, Dean of Academic Affairs

Specialization: Phenomenological Research Methods, Religious Education, Practical Theology

Education: Columbia International University (BA); Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MA); Claremont Graduate School of Theology (Ph.D.)

Church: Yokosuka Chuo Church (Domei)

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Motoaki Shinohara
Associate Professor

Specialization: Missiology

Education: Tokyo Christian University (BA), Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.M), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D.)

Church: Tatebayashi Christ Church, Fukuin Dendo Kyodan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


J. Randall Short 
Professor, VP for International Affairs

Specialization: Old Testament Languages, Literature, and History of Interpretation

Education: Univ. of Alabama (BA); Tokyo Christian Theol. Seminary (M.Div.); Harvard University Divinity School (M.T.S., Th.D.)

Church: Sakura Ojidai Chapel (PCJ)

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


David S. Sytsma

Associate Professor

Specialization: History of Christianity

Education: Calvin College (BA), Calvin Theol. Seminary (M.T.S., Th.M.), Princeton Theol. Seminary (Ph.D.)

Church: Funabashi Takane Church (RCJ)

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Shohei Yamato 
Professor, Provost

Specialization: Buddhist Studies, Practical Theology

Education: Kansai University (BA); Tokyo Christian Theol. Seminary; Bukkyo Univ. (MA)

Church: Kyoto Bible Church, Japan Gospel Fellowship

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Miwako Yanagisawa
Associate Professor

Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Japanese Pedagogy

Education: Waseda Univ. (BA, MA); Georgetown University (MS); University of Hawaiʻi (Ph.D.)

Church: Tokyo Musashino Evangelical Free Church, Evangelical Free Church of Japan

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