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Kanako Ide
KANAKO IDE
Japanese Language
Adjunct Professor
Japan

Dr. Kanako Ide received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Educational Policy Studies). She has been teaching various Philosophy of Education courses for over a decade at the universities. She also served as a visiting scholar of Stanford Graduate School of Education, Stanford University (2015), as a visiting professor of Faculty of Education, McGill University (2015), and as a visiting scholar of the Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York (2014). Her main research interests are democratic education, peace education, feminism, and aesthetic education from philosophical perspective. Her recent work is “The Gift of a Warmer Climate: Education for Courage,” in Educational Theory (2019). She also has been working with American/French artist Fabrice Lemire, the artistic director of AXEL by Cirque du Soleil, to explore the embodiment of democracy in dance and contemporary performing arts.

FRANKIE ISHIZAKI
Criminal Justice
Adjunct Associate Professor
Guam
Adjunct Associate Professor Frankie T. Ishizaki has taught criminal justice, homeland security and public safety administration courses for UMUC since 2002. He is a retired FBI special agent and has served as Chief of Police, Director of Corrections, Homeland Security Advisor and Senator in the 29th Guam Legislature. Frank has also worked as a police sergeant, crime scene investigator, youth corrections worker and security consultant. Frank has lectured on international terrorism and investigative techniques for the FBI and the State Department. He has taught criminal justice, homeland security, public administration and science courses at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Frank has written opinion columns for the Pacific Daily News and the Marianas Variety. He hosted radio talk shows for K57 and KUAM radio. Frank holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Guam and a M.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
NAOMI ITOKAZU
TESOL (Bridge), Writing
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Okinawa

Prof. Itokazu holds a MA from Southern Illinois University and a BA from Northern Illinois University.