Meet the Dean

As of December 2016

Dr. Bruce Stronach

Education

1974-1980
Ph.D. (International Relations), M.A.L.D., M.A. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and Harvard University
1972-1974
B.A. in History, cum laude, Keene State College
1968-1970
No degree, journalism major, School of Public Communications, Boston University

Experience

2008/4-Present
Dean, Temple University, Japan Campus (Tokyo, Japan)
2008/2-2008/3
Academic Advisor, Temple University, Japan Campus
2005/4-2008/3
President, Yokohama City University (Yokohama, Japan)
2003-2008
Advisor, Beijing Education Expert's Committee on Foreign Education Evaluation, Beijing Municipal Academy of Education and Research
2003-2004
Acting President, Becker College (MA, USA)
1998-2003
Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Becker College
1997
Visiting Professor, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia (VA, USA)
1994-1997
Dean and Professor of Japanese Studies, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan)
1990-1994
Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan
(Associate Dean, 1993-1994)
1985-1990
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Merrimack College (MA, USA)
1988-1990
Chairman, New England-Japan Seminar
1980-1985
Lecturer, International Center, Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
1980-1985
Chairman, School of International Studies, International Education Center (Tokyo, Japan)
1980-1982
Visiting Scholar, Economics Observatory (Sangyo Kenkyujo), Keio University
1976-1978
Visiting Researcher, Institute for Communications Research, Keio University

Board and Other Memberships

Present

  • Member, Yamagata National University Administrative Council (from April 2017)
  • Member, Tsukuba University Administrative Council
  • Advisor, Tokyo Gakugei University International Secondary School
  • Director, Executive Board, Organizational Member, Japan Network for International Education (JAFSA)
  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan Growth Strategy Task Force
  • Advisory Group Member, CULCON (United Sates – Japan Conference on Educational and Cultural Interchange) Education Task Force

Past

  • External Evaluator, Project for the Promotion of Global Human Resource Development, Kyorin University
  • Advisor on International Higher Education, Diet Member Kuniko Tanioka, Democratic Party of Japan
  • Member, Evaluation Committee for Science and Technology Promotion Funds, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Science and Technology Policy Bureau
  • Member, External Advisory Board for International Affairs, Osaka University
  • External Evaluator, Active Learning of English for Science Students (ALESS), Tokyo University
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Japan University Accreditation Association
  • Board of Trustees, Kanazawa Prefecture Nursing Association
  • Board of Directors, Yokohama College of Fashion Design
  • Board of Trustees, Kansai Institute of Regional Information Systems
  • Advisor, IBM Amagi Conference of University Presidents
  • Councilor, Yokohama Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Yokohama Cultural Prize Selection Committee
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Japan Association of Municipal and Prefectural Colleges and Universities
  • Research Associate, Institute for Communications Research, Keio University

Books

  • Beyond the Rising Sun: Nationalism in Contemporary Japan Westport: Praeger, 1995
  • Politics East and West: A Comparison of Japanese and British Political Culture (with Curtis Martin) New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1992
  • Popular Culture in Japan and America Tokyo: Seibido Publishing Co., 1991
  • The Handbook of Japanese Popular Culture Westport: Greenwood Press, 1989
  • Japan and America: Opposites that Attract Tokyo: Seibido Publishing Co., 1988
  • Changing America Tokyo: Seibido Publishing Co., 1985