Dr. Kimi Kondo-Brown



University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese Language & Linguistics BA, MA, PhD programs)


Associate Dean

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature



Curriculum vitae

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Since 1988, I have taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at UHM. 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 and heritage language education and assessment. 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.






I have delivered numerous invited refereed presentations, including plenary talks, at local, national, and international conference conferences. I have also delivered a number of invited talks and workshops. Sample presentations (sample 1 [English: Heritage language education], sample 2 [Japanese: Speaking test development]).


funded research

I was 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). I also directed the 2012 NFLRC Summer Institute [participant evaluation].



Since 2008, as a key member of the executive and management team of the College Dean, I have provided leadership and support for academic and faculty/student affairs. My administrative work has involved extensive collaboration with the Dean and considerable contact with campus executives, program/administrative officers, department chairs, and center directors among others.



I was born and grew up in Tokushima, Japan, best known for the annual Awa dance festival. I landed on the beautiful islands of Hawai`i in 1988 and so Hawai`i is definitely my home! I feel excitement and appreciation to be part of this rich linguistic and cultural diversity of the community.