Kathy Akiyama

Kathy Akiyama

Associate Professor of English Communications




MA: Northwestern University (1989)
MA: Columbia University (1986)
BA: Antioch College (1980)

Courses taught
  • Capstone Project and Seminar
  • Principles of Communication
  • Capstone Project and Seminar
  • Honors Capstone Project and Seminar
  • Studies in Narrative Film
  • History of Art
  • Reading Literature
  • Literature: Cultural Perspectives
  • Advanced Research Writing
  • Writing in the Humanities
  • Performance Studies
  • Studies in Culture
  • Humanities II
  • Cultural Diversity in a Global Society (previously Ministry in a Multi-Cultural Church
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Selected Questions: Phenomenology of Love
  • Ethnographic Writing
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Logic Link
  • Thomistic System Link
Research Interests
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Art History
  • International Art
  • Shakespeare plays and sonnets
  • Shakespeare Songs and Related Plays
  • Narratives of Love
  • Dreams: Art, Literature, Music, Film
  • Culture: Semiotics, Relationships, Community, Meaning; Cross-cultural Theory and Issues
  • Ethnographic Fiction
Select publications
  • “Diversity in Unity: Cultural Perspectives in a Global Community,” Seminary Journal, Vol. 14: 3 (Winter 2008): 22—36.
  • “English Skills for Informal Communication and Academic Fluency,” Seminary Journal, Vol. 15: 1 (Spring 2009): 43—49.
Professional associations
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • ORTESOL (Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
  • ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)