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Academic Affairs

Welcome to Soka University of America and the area of Academic Affairs.   The Dean of Faculty serves as the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the university and is responsible for overseeing the university’s academic affairs.  The Dean oversees the university library, and Registrar’s office. Dr. Feasel has served as the Dean of Faculty for Soka University of America since 2005.

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.

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

Graduate Program 

The Dean of the Graduate School oversees 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.  Dr. Takahashi has served as the Dean of the Graduate School since 1994.  Dr. Takahashi also serves as the Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment, overseeing the university accreditation and assessment activities.

Tomoko Takahashi, EdD, LHD
VP for Institutional Research
and Assessment &
Dean of Graduate School
Professor of Linguistics and Education

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