Meet the Dean Stronach

As of December 2016

Dr. Bruce Stronach


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


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

Board and Other Memberships


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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