Faculty in Residence

Faculty in Residence Program

The Faculty in Residence Program serves to support Soka University of America's academic objectives and is shaped to extend the classroom learning experience to all aspects of students' lives. Faculty in Residence are students' connection to enhanced academic potential serving to invigorate and enrich life at SUA. The Faculty in Residence Program is an excellent opportunity for students to get to know faculty outside of the traditional classroom environment. The Faculty Resident lives in the residence halls to support the students whether in their adjustment to campus life or assistance with coursework.

Faculty in Residence Program Goals

  • To extend academic learning beyond the classroom
  • To further develop faculty/student relationships
  • To further develop the ability to apply theory to practice on a range of life issues

In 2001, Soka University established the Faculty in Residence Program where the application of classroom theory, experiential learning, and life skill development found a fresh outlet within the residential community.


2018-2019 Faculty in Residence      

Tetsushi Ogata, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies