SANAA AHMED (2014) is a Planning Staff Member in the Glass Business Planning Department at the Tokyo headquarters of Central Glass.
ZEBA AHMED (2014) is a Coordinator for Northside Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
REIKO ATSUMI (1975) is Professor Emeritus at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
NYRI BAKKALIAN (2017), completed her PhD in the History Department, Supervised by Evelyn S. Rawski (History). Dissertation Title: "The Sparrow's Dream: The Meiji Revolution and Local Self-Assertion in Northeastern Japan"
SHALMIT BEJARANO (2010) is Lecturer at Hebrew Univesity and Tel Aviv University.
BLAINE CONNOR (2010) is Associate Service Fellow (Behavioral Scientist) in the Human Factors Branch, Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
DEBORAH CORDERO FIEDLER (1996) is a Professional Midwife.
(1989) is an award winning author of Young Adult Fiction and Adult Romance. Her most recent novel Saying Goodbye Part One
(2016) has been dedicated to the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. www.wendedikec.com
MIKIKO HIRAYAMA (2001) is Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
GEOFREY HOLLINGER (2017) received his BA in Marketing and Japanese.
DAVID JORTNER (2003) is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University.
OLIVER JIA (2019) majored in Japanese with a minor in Creative Writing and certificate in Asian Studies. In 2016, he was awarded the SEALS Full Tuition Remission Scholarship which was used towards Pitt's Summer Intensive Japanese program. In 2017, Oliver succesfully interviewed for and completed a summer internship with Central Glass in Ube, Yamgauchi Prefecture while also receiving the Mitsubishi Undergradute Study in Japan Scholarship which was applied towards tuition at Konan University during Pitt's Year in Japan studying abroad program in Kobe. From 2015 to 2017, he was a student intern of the Asian Studies Center and worked in the NCTA Japan Studies office from 2018 to 2019. Oliver is now a graduate student at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto studying international relations on the MEXT scholarship.
SATSUKI KAWANO (1997) is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
KAORU O. KENDIS (1979) is formerly of the Japanese American Museum of Los Angeles.
MASATO KIKUCHI, (1995). Associate Professor, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology.
GABRIELLE LEE (2017) received her BA in Japanese Language and Literature with a minor in Classics and in 2018 received a Master's in Library and Information Science from the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently the Program Assistant for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the University of Pittsburgh National Coordinating site.
JUNGEUN LEE, (2017). PhD in History of Art & Architecture. Supervised by Karen M. Gerhart (History of Art & Architecture). Dissertation Title: “Formal Decoration and Display at Ashikaga Shogunal Residences"
ABBY RACHAEL MARGOLIS (2002) is in Marketing research in Barcelona, Spain.
ROBERT MARRA (1986) is Former Executive Director & President of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Now a business consultant.
ROBERT C. MARSHALL (1981) is Professor Emeritus and former Chair, Department of Anthropology at Western Washington University.
JUDITH LYNN MISKO (2001)
YUKI MORIMASA (2013) is the Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.
MARGARET (LISA) MURPHY (2006) is assistant to the Provost at the University of Pittsburgh.
PAUL NOGUCHI (1977) is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and former Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bucknell University.
CHIMUANYA OSUOHA (2017) is a researched assistant at William and Mary Law School. She majored in Japanese and Psychology and receieved a Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year from the Asian Studies Center. She also received a Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship for study abroad in Yokohama, Japan.
TAMIKO ORTEGA NOLL (2004) is an instructor in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
BENJAMIN J. PACHTER (2013) is now the Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio. He completed his PhD in Ethnomusicology and is a taiko drum specialist.
BENEDICT PERRINO (1977) is personnel officer of a California bank.
LINDA L. PERRY (1976) is a retired Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University.
AMANDA ROBINSON (2017), Supervised by Gabriella Lukacs (Anthropology), completed her dissertation on the booming healing business in contemporary Japan. She has done extensive fieldwork in cat cafes that she analyzes as responses to the shifting place of youth in a deregulated labor market.
ALISON SABOLCIK (2017) double majored in Japanese and Italian and was awarded a Japan Summer Fellowship from the Asian Studies Center in summer 2016 to to study with IES Abroad in Tokyo.
RAKA SARKAR (2018) received a double major in Art History and Japanese, a double minor in Museum Studies and Classics, and an Asian Studies Certificate. In 2015, she was awarded the Honors College's Research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, where she began preliminary work examining premodern Japanese handscrolls. She was then awarded the Honors College's Spring Brackenridge Award to pursue an independent project examining the evolution of tengu in Japanese Art. The summer of 2017, she was awarded the Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Award to pursue intensive language study at the KCJS Summer Program in Kyoto. She is currently purusing her masters degree at the University of Chicago.
ELIZABETH SELF (2017) PhD in History of Art and Architecture. Supervised by Karen M. Gerhart (History of Art & Architecture). Dissertation Title: “Creating Women's Identities in a Turbulent Era: The Art and Architecture of the Asai Sisters in Early Modern Japan ”
ERIC C. SHINER (1994) is the Artistic Director of White Cube Gallery in New York as of fall 2018. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of Private Sales for Sotheby's Fine Art Division. He is also the former Director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.
PEMARATANA SOORAKKULAME (2017) is currently chief abbot of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, offering workshops on meditation and providing spiritual counseling.
SARA SUMPTER (2016) is PhD in History of Art and Architecture. Dissertation title: "The Socio-Political Function of Japanese 'Vengeful Spirit' Handscrolls, 1150-1230."
JOHN W. TRAPHAGAN (1997) is Associate Chair and Professor of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, where he also is a professor in the Human Dimensions of Organizations program.
GEORGE (KEN) VICKERY (2005) is Director of External Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
HIDEO WATANABE (2000) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at William Patterson University.
KEVIN J. WETMORE (1997) is Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University.
JEROME WHITE (JERO) (2003) is an enka singer in Japan. He won the Best New Artist Award in the 50th Japan Record Awards in 2008.
LESLIE WILLIAMS (1997), (deceased) was formerly Director of the East Asian Program and Associate Professor of Japanese, Department of Languages at Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina
MITSUHIRO YOSHIDA (1997) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Research Institute of Japanese Studies, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan.