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Chikahide Komura

Part-time Instructor of Japanese

Chikahide Komura was born and raised in Japan. His research interest is Vygotskian sociocultural theory of mind with a special emphasis on internalization process of language acquisition. 

He is interested in employing dramatic elements in contextually situated interactions for enhancing speaking proficiency of Japanese. He has studied theatre arts and has been trained to be a stage actor and a lighting designer.

Chikahide likes to read the classical plays of Japanese theatre and the works of Haruki Murakami. He also enjoys bicycling, jogging, hiking and traveling with his wife, Miyuki.


  • B.A., Business Administration, Kansai University, Japan
  • B.A., Theatre Arts, University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., Theatre Arts, University of Cincinnati
  • M.A.T., Languages and Literature, University of Utah