Ryu Kitajima, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ryu Kitajima received a PhD in Foreign Language Education from SUNY Buffalo. The courses she has taught so far are Advanced Japanese Discourse, Advanced Japanese Conversation, Japanese Literature, Newspaper Japanese and Advanced Composition, and Business Japanese as well as lower division Japanese courses. Her research interest has been second language acquisition, assessment and language pedagogy including second language reading comprehension. She has helped the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana (JSSDT) host J-CAP (Japanese Cultural and Academic Proficiency) for high school students at SDSU.