Japanese Language Coordinator
Shino Hayashi graduated from Tsuda College in Tokyo with a BA in English. She received her first MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her second MA in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has taught at various institutions, including the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin, Swarthmore College, International Christian University in Tokyo, Middlebury College, Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, and Washington University in St. Louis. She has presented her research at the Second Language Research Forum, the Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum, and the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, as well as at the annual conferences of the Association of American Teachers of Japanese, the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese, and the Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese. She is a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship and has served as an interviewer for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program at the Consulate–General of Japan in New York. She has also served as a judge for the annual speech contests at the Consulate–General of Japan in Chicago, the Japan–America Society of Tennessee, and the Japan-America Society of St. Louis.