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Keiko Rushlander

Lecturer of Japanese Culture and Director of Language Lab
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures

204 Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.6415


2009 PA State Foreign Languages Teaching Certificate I at Graduate School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
1996 M.M. Duquesne University
1981 B.F.A. Osaka University of Fine Arts
Teaching Experience

Lecturer of Japanese Culture at Duquesne University, 2011 - present

Instructor of Japanese and International Baccalaureate Program at Pittsburgh Public Schools, 2004-2013

Instructor of Japanese at Duquesne University,1996 - 2011

Instructor of Japanese at Winchester Thurston School,1999-2002

Instructor at the Governor's School at University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Instructor of Music at Slippery Rock University, teaching the String Method class, private lessons, and directing the students / community orchestra, 1994-1996


Scholarships from the Department of Instruction and Learning at School of Education, University of Pittsburgh

Full Scholarships from School of Music at Duquesne University


Speaker for the Ring Festival at University of Southern California: Comparing the mythology of Wagner's Ring with Japanese mythology "Kojiki," 2010

Speaker for the Japanese Pedagogy Workshop: "Distance learning in Japanese" at University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Presenter for the 25th Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures: "Multicultural Perspective on Love" at Duquesne University,1998

Relevant Experiences

Board member of Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh, responsible for cultural exchange,1998~2000

Worked closely with the city officials as a member of Pittsburgh-Oomiya Sister City Committee,1998-1999

Program facilitator at "Enrichment Summer Camp" for grades 3-7 at Slippery Rock University,1995~2000

Participated in the writing of the book, "Treasure Hunt,"which accompanied the Pittsburgh Symphony's educational video tape, distributed to the public schools in the region,1995