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Noriko Kanisawa Kowalchuck

Assistant Instructor, Japanese Language

Office Location

108B OEH

Phone: 412-624-7139
Fax: 412-624-3458

Office Hours

Spring 2015: Thursday 12:30-1:30; Friday 1:30-2:30 and by appointment


I started teaching Japanese Language at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. I did not realize when I started how much I enjoy teaching Japanese. I have taught class at every level that Pitt offers including the Summer Intensive Japanese courses.


  • MEd, Department of Instruction and Learning, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Foreign Language Education, 2006.
  • MA, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Social and Comparative Analysis in Education, 2002.
  • BA, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan, English, 1994