Dr. Kimi Kondo-Brown


Associate Dean

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature



Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Japanese Language & Linguistics BA, MA, PhD programs

Curriculum vitae

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Since 1988, I have taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at UH- Mānoa. My graduate courses include pedagogy, research methods, teaching methods/training, and graduate seminars. I have also advised numerous graduate students: I have served on over 50 dissertation/thesis committees at UHM and elsewhere.  I was summer visiting faculty at Temple University Japan during 2002-2007.


I specialize in Japanese pedagogy, assessment/evaluation, and heritage language education. I have published books, edited volumes, and numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters in these areas, which are widely read in the national and international scholarly circles.

books &

Edited volumes


I have delivered numerous invited or refereed presentations, including plenary talks, at local, national, and international conference conferences. I have also delivered a number of invited talks and workshops at various places in North America and Asia. Sample presentation slides: The development of Japanese oral tests (in Japanese, 2014); Evaluation capacity building in college language programs (in English, October, 2014); Teaching heritage language students (in English, 2009)

funded research

I have been the principal investigator of the two federally-funded NRCEA (National Resource Center East Asia) projects: heritage language project (2002-2006) and Japanese testing/assessment project (2006-2011).


Since 2008, I have been serving as Associate Dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature monitoring academic and personnel matters.  I am committed to transforming our campus into a more vivacious and connected place for higher education and contributing to our tradition of outstanding Asia-Pacific scholarship.


I was born and grew up in Tokushima, Japan and landed on the beautiful islands of Hawai`i in 1988. I treasure the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of the community and its aloha spirit.