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Mimi Yu joined UTSA as a Japanese lecturer in 2008 where she also serves as the former associate director for the East Asia Institute (2008-2019.)  Her areas of interest are Japanese teaching pedagogy and instructional technology.  Prior to joining UTSA, Yu taught Japanese at the University of Nevada, Reno for almost 20 years and won the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award within the College of Liberal Arts.  Because of her involvement in promoting Asia-related programs both at UTSA and in the S.A. community, she received DiversityFirst Award given by the Texas Diversity Council. In addition, Yu received UTSA President’s Distinguished Diversity Award for promoting diversity and inclusion in creative and collaborative ways. She also has led (or co-led) more than 15 groups of UTSA students to study abroad in Asia since 2013.


M.A. in Japanese Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989)
B.A. in Japanese Studies, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (1986)

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JPN 1024 - Elementary Japanese II


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