Academic Advising: Our Advisors

You can speak with any of our three academic advisors about any worries you may have.

HICKS, Joseph (Professor)

  1. Research Field:
    Adjustment of International Students, Global Education, Creating Multimedia for Global Education
  2. AY 2019 Spring Semester subjects:
    Bridge Program, Peer Leader Training I, Introduction to Peer Leader Training, Study Skills and Academic Writing
  3. Advising Schedule:
    5th period on Thursdays
  4. Message:
    Ask yourself "why you are at the university?", then ask yourself, "are you doing something every day to further your goals?". APU has many resources to help you, sempai, friends, staff, professors and the academic advisors.

SHIN Kimie (Professor)

  1. Research Field:
    First-Year Experience (Legitimate Peripheral Participation, Activity Theory, Communities of Practice), Social Linguistics (Respective expressions as social practice)
  2. AY 2019 Spring Semester subjects:
    Peer Leader Training II A, Peer Leader Training II B, Introduction to Peer Leader Training, Study Skills and Academic Writing
  3. Advising Schedule:
    4th Period on Mondays
  4. Message:
    Through dialogue, let's consider any anxieties we may have concerning academics. You will discover better solutions as you deepen your own understanding.

TSUTSUI Kumiko (Associate Professor)

  1. Research Field:
    Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Societies, Freshmen Education
  2. AY 2019 Spring Semester subjects:
    Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Bridge Program, Study Skills and Academic Writing
  3. Advising Schedule:
    3rd Period on Wednesdays(1Q), 3rd Period on Thursdays(2Q)
  4. Message:
    If you feel down or lost, talking with someone may ease those feelings.I'd like to support you to maximize your learning at APU.

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