Faculty & Staff

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Executive Staffs

  • HOUKIN Kiyohiro
    Principal of Nitobe College (Hokkaido University President)
  • YAMAMOTO Fumihiko
    Deputy Principal of Nitobe College (Vice-President/Executive, Head of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education)
  • YUHAZU Kazuyori
    Vice-Principal of Nitobe College (Vice-President, Professor of Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences)
  • La Fay Michelle
    Deputy Vice-Principal of Nitobe College (Professor of Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences)
  • TANI Hirofumi
    Assistant-Principal of Nitobe College (Associate Professor of Faculty of Engineering)
    I have been involved at Nitobe College since the kickoff of Nitobe School in 2015. I believe that you will learn much from this program, in which students with different specialties and cultures come together and work independently on various issues, and that it will be a valuable experience for you. The class work may be by no means easy, but it is up to you to make the most of the program. Have fun and do your best!
    Research

    My research topic is bioanalytical chemistry including bio- and chemiluminescence in molecular assemblies functioning as a reaction field for highly sensitive assay, and microfluidics for biomedical analytical devices.

  • ITO Hidetaka
    Education Support Manager (Associate Professor of Faculty of Science)

Faculty (Undergraduate Curriculum)

  • SASAKI Kei
    Specially appointed professor of Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences
  • KAMENO Jun
    Professor of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
  • NOZAWA Shunsuke
    Associate Professor of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
  • Schlueter Tomoko
    Associate Professor of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
  • YAMAHATA Tomoyuki
    Lecturer of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
  • HATANAKA Takami
    Lecturer of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
  • Xiao Lan
    Lecturer of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education

Faculty (Graduate School Curriculum)

  • HAZUCHA Branislav
    Professor of Graduate School of Law
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Advanced Course I: Practice of Problem Solving (Spring Term)
    This program will open new horizons for you. You will be able to acquire skills which are vital for innovative and competent leaders in the highly competitive world. Have courage and be ambitious!
    Research

    My research interests focus on studying the impact of intellectual property protection on cultural production and development of new information and communication technologies.

  • OSPINA Ricardo
    Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Agriculture
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Advanced Course I: Practice of Problem Solving (Spring Term)
    I am looking forward to working with students enrolled in this program, helping them cultivate not only practical problem-solving skills but also enhancing their proficiency in effective communication.
    Research

    My skills and expertise primarily lie in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, with emphasis in the area of automatic control. My current research interests include Precision Agriculture, Agricultural Robots, Machine Vision, Remote Sensing and AI.

  • HASHIMOTO Katsufumi
    Associate Professor of Faculty of Engineering
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Advanced Course II: Foundations and Practice of Problem Finding (Summer Term)
    I would like to enjoy and think together with you at Nitobe College about what to learn and what to acquire in our life with a sense of mission. In this program, we’ve got promising environments and methods to extend our skills and knowledge to contribute and share with our global society. Happiness is only real when shared.
    Research

    Civil Engineering, Cement and Concrete Engineering, Non-destructive Evaluation Engineering My research interests include material and structural evaluation of civil infrastructures. Current research works are focused on non-destructive testing for detecting damage in materials and structures based on development of innovative sensing techniques.

  • BOMME GOWDA SIDDABASAVE GOWDA
    Associate Professor of Faculty of Health Sciences
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Advanced Course I: Practice of Problem Solving (Fall Term)
    I always believe in a proverb: “Where there is will, there is way”. Be bold and confident. Always enjoy your life and act positively. Let’s rock it.
    Research

    Lipid metabolism and chemistry, Lipidomics, Analytical chemistry, and Food analysis; My current research focuses on applying state-of-art of liquid chromatography/mass My current research focuses on applying state-of-the-art liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry techniques to study the significance of lipids in food, health, and diseases. This includes the discovery of unknown lipids via untargeted approaches and exploring the links between lipid metabolism and obesity.

  • SCRIMSHAW Travis
    Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Science
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Advanced Course I: Practice of Problem Solving (Fall Term)
    Mathematics is a beautiful subject that can be found in all aspects of our lives. Doing research in mathematics amounts to simply working on a problem nobody has considered before, and does not even require doing a lot of computations. I look forward to working together with you in exploring the richness that can be found by asking the simple question of “What if I do this?”
    Research

    Combinatorics, representation theory, and probability theory; turning mathematics into silly diagrams.

  • MIURA Atsushi
    Associate Professor of Faculty of Science
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Advanced Course II: Foundations and Practice of Problem Finding (Winter Term)
    What you can learn at Nitobe College is determined by your own actions. Let’s have fun together!
    Research

    Analytical chemistry, Photochemistry, Spectroscopy. Exploration and the elucidation of novel photo-induced phenomena under photon pressure especially caused by tightly-focused laser beam.

  • IWASAKI Shinya
    Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Environmental Science
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Practical Course II: Practice of Team-based Learning (Summer Term, Tuesday class)
    I am excited to have each of you join us as we start a new experience together. I ensure that your presence enriches our learning environment. I also expect engaging discussions and opportunities for discovery as we navigate through the lecture. I am glad to assist you as you explore and learn. Let’s share a precious experience and make the most of our time together.
    Research

    Climatology, Paleoceanography, Micropaleontology. My research interest is discovering the history of climate change over the geological time period and clarifying the mechanism of it. To do that, I investigate microfossil obtained from deep seafloor sediment.

  • EDELHEIM Johan Richard
    Professor of Research Faculty of Media and Communication
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Practical Course II: Practice of Team-based Learning (Summer Term, Thursday class)
    When Socrates was asked why he was corrupting the minds of the young, he replied: “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think”. Confucius said that there are three methods whereby we reach wisdom: “first by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest”. These quotes are my guiding mottos in education. I think students join classes with a wealth of knowledge, my role is not to teach more content, I rather want to help facilitate expansions of thinking and reflection.
    Research

    Behind all my research lies a deeply rooted aim to care for human and more-than-human others. My research interests are diverse, they focus on a) the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in tourism Higher Education; b) Critical Tourism Studies (CTS) connected to the climate crisis, identity, and ethnicity; c) foundational philosophies of tourism and hospitality, especially axiology; and d) domesticated companion animal-related tourism.

  • YOKOTA Yoshifumi
    Assistant Professor of Faculty of Economics and Business
    Lectures in Charge
    Global Practical Course II: Practice of Team-based Learning (Winter Term)
  • WHITFIELD Dale
    Assistant Professor of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
    Lectures in Charge
    Instructing, development, and educational support of the Honors Programs and Pre-programs
    Since there is rarely a set route to achieving your life goals, it is important to be prepared for the inevitable detours. Nitobe College allows you to acquire skills to adapt and overcome many challenges you might face in life and develop a lifelong support network that will expand your opportunities and help you reach your destination. I look forward to welcoming you on this journey!
    Research

    Sports history and education, with a focus on the pre-war influence of British sporting ethics on the historical association between education and Japanese soccer.

  • LOMAEVA Marina
    Assistant Professor of Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
    Lectures in Charge
    Instructing, development, and educational support of the Honors Programs and Pre-programs
    Always be the author and the main character of your life story. It is never late to try something new and learn from whatever happens. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving. And do not compromise your values and principles, they make up your personality.
    Research

    My current research interests lie in the fields of international relations, global environmental governance, wildlife conservation and living resource management, the Arctic governance, and North Pacific regional studies (Japan, Russia, the United States and Canada). I am aiming for interdisciplinary studies covering the historical, political, economic, legal and cultural aspects of human relationships with the other living beings. Another major area of my studies is the concept of the North in the Arctic countries and Japan, particularly Hokkaido, and how it impacts on the northern communities’ identities, relations with other regions and strategies of development. My particular focus is on how various actors and stakeholders interact, resolve conflicts and produce innovative win-win solutions.