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Academic Affairs

Welcome to Soka University of America and the area of Academic Affairs.  The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the university and is responsible for overseeing the university’s academic affairs, including the graduate and undergraduate academic programs.  The Provost also oversees the university library, and enrollment services and student records, which includes financial aid, admission, international student services, recruitment and the Registrar’s office.  Dr. Tomoko Takahashi was appointed as the first Provost of Soka University of America in May 2002.  

Tomoko Takahashi Tomoko Takahashi, EdD, LHD
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Linguistics and Education

Office Location:  First Floor, Ikeda Library
Phone: 949-480-4047
FAX: 949-480-4062

Graduate Program

Dr. Takahashi also serves as the Dean of the Graduate School, overseeing the university’s master’s degree program, the University Bridge Program, which is a college preparatory ESL program, and the English Language Program for Soka Women’s College students.

Undergraduate Program

The Dean of Faculty is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the university’s undergraduate program, which offers a Bachelor’s degree program in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The Dean of Faculty not only oversees these four concentrations, but also the university’s study abroad and international internships program, writing program, language and culture program, and creative arts program.  Dr. Edward Feasel serves as Dean of Faculty and also teaches in the undergraduate program as a Full Professor of Economics.

Feasel Edward M. Feasel, PhD
Dean of Faculty and Professor of Economics
Office Location:  Fourth Floor, Pauling Hall
Phone: 949-480-4133
FAX: 949-480-4263

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