Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff

  • Ito, Kinji

    Dr. Kinji Ito

    Assistant Professor, Japanese

    LS Dougherty 103 E
    (828) 262-7513

    Research and teaching interests: Japanese language and culture, Japanese-English translation, business Japanese, language pedagogy, second language acquisition

  • Xiaofei Tu

    Dr. Xiaofei Tu

    Assistant Professor, Chinese and Japanese

    LS Dougherty 202 D
    (828) 262-6649

    Research and teaching interests: East Asian literature and philosophy

  • Misa Yamamoto

    Ms. Misa Yamamoto

    Senior Lecturer, Japanese

    LS Dougherty 103 G
    (828) 262-7083

    Research and teaching interests: All the Japanese language courses: Beginning JapaneseI,II, Intermediate Japanese I, II and Advanced Japanese I, II

Emeritus Faculty

Per the Appalachian State University Faculty Handbook, Emeritus/Emerita/Emeritx faculty status is a privilege that may be conferred to honor a faculty member who has retired, resigned due to a long-term disability, or who has died after a distinguished professional career that included significant contributions to the University.

The title is awarded to faculty members with permanent tenure and at least ten years of employment at Appalachian State who demonstrate one or more of the following: a substantive record of scholarly achievement commensurate with national and international standards within the specific discipline; a recognized record of outstanding teaching and educational contributions; and evidence of significant service both to the University and to the candidate’s respective discipline.

  • Dr. K. Martial Frindéthié (French)
  • Dr. Rainer Goetz (Spanish)
  • Dr. Kevin Kennedy (German)
  • Dr. Richard McGarry (Linguistics, TESL)