Izumi Funayama

BA, Waseda University, Japan. MA, Ohio University. PhD, The University of Texas-Austin. Doctoral Dissertation: Intercultural experiences and practices in a Chinese-Japanese joint venture: A study of narratives and interactions about and beyond “Chinese” and “Japanese.” Associate professor, Kumamoto University, Japan; certified professional co-active coach, Coach Training Institute; certified designer and facilitator of LEGO Serious Play Method; certified instructor, Omotesenke tea ceremony. Recipient of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Interests include intercultural communication, ethnography, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, intercultural training, and intercultural coaching. SLC, 2014–

Courses taught in Japanese