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Presenter Profile - Educational, Work Experiences, and Publications in Japan and the USA


Short Bio


Yujiro Shimogori is a balanced, bicultural individual, having lived, studied, and worked in both Japan and the United States for an equal number of years. In 2017, after teaching and conducting research in Southern California for eight years, Shimogori returned to Tokyo to establish his life-long mission, SevenSees educational center.  The main agenda of SevenSees is to foster cross-cultural relationships. Shimogori is also a former elementary school teacher in three bilingual programs in Los Angeles and Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. in Education from San Diego State University and a Ed.M in Constructive-developmental psychology from Harvard University. Concurrently Shimogori instructs college students at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in the Global Education program.


Educational Background

Ph.D. Education, San Diego State University (SDSU) & Claremont Graduate University (CGU)

Focus in Bilingual Education


Ed.M. Education, Harvard University

Program concentration: Human Development and Psychology


B.A. Psychology, Pepperdine University


High School Diploma, American School in Japan


First to eighth grade, Nishimachi International School

Bilingual program in English and Japanese




Higher Education Teaching Experience


Sophia University

Part-Time Lecturer, 2018 - Present 

  • Academic Communications 1 (Advanced)

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Part-Time Lecturer, 2017 - Present 

  • Interactive English: Production
  • Public Speaking for Interpreters/Translators
  • Debate
  • Academic English: Skilled-Based

Temple University

Lecturer, 2017 - Present 

  • Language Course Design and Assessment
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Issues, Ideas, and Opinions
  • Constructivist Pedagogy

California State University San Marcos

Lecturer, 2013 - 2016

  • Educational Psychology: A Psychological Perspective
  • Multicultural Perspectives in Psychology
  • Introduction to Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Applied Research in Human Development

Argosy University

Adjunct Faculty, 2013-2014 

  • Research Methods
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Sociology in a Global Perspective



K to 12 Teaching Experience


La Mesa Middle School, La Mesa, CA, 2010

Volunteer, Taught sixth and seventh grade students in language arts (ELL) and math


Koka Gakuen Elementary School, Tokyo, JAPAN, 2005-2009

Director of English Program and English Teacher, Developed the English curriculum; taught first, third to sixth grade


Nishimachi International School, Tokyo, JAPAN, 2001-2004

Japanese Language Arts Teacher & Third Grade Homeroom Teacher, Taught third, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade


El Marino Language School, Culver City, CA, 1997-2001

Public School Elementary Homeroom Teacher, Taught second, third and fourth grade


Katoh Gakuen Elementary School, Numazu, JAPAN, 1996-1997

Substitute Teacher, Taught fourth and fifth grade







Paik, S., Ganley, D., Luschei, T., Kula, S., Witenstein, M., Shimogori, Y., & Truong, K. (2015). Intercultural exchange among global educators: The case of the teaching excellence and achievement study abroad program. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 49,100-113.


Shimogori, Y. (2013). Cross-sectional, quantitative study on the Impact of Biculturalism on Self-Efficacy and Cognitive-Flexibility of Japanese Adults. 

(Doctoral Dissertation). San Diego, California: Montezuma Publishing.


Pang, V.O., Stein, R., Gomez, M., Matas, A., & Shimogori, Y. (2011). Cultural competencies: Essential elements of caring-centered multicultural education. Action in Teacher Education, 33(5-6), 560-574.


Shimogori, Y. (2011). Exploring the relationship between NAFTA, US policies, and the influx of undocumented immigrants. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(15), 146-152.


Shimogori, Y. (2011). A hypothetical examination of meaningful and meaningless learning in the minds of native English speakers and English learners. Voices of Claremont Graduate University Student Research Journal Online, Vol. 1, 246-257.


Pang, V.O., Shimogori, Y., Stein, R., Garcia, F., Gomez, M., & Matas, A. (2011).Chapter: “Multicultural Education: An Analysis from the

1970s to the Present.” In S. Totten and J.Pedersen (Eds.), Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A Critical

Annotated Bibliography (pp. 321-350). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.


Shimogori, Y., & Chaplin, M. (2011). Review of literature for department of policy studies in language and cross cultural education.



Shimogori, Y. (2010). Realization of a dual language society in 2030: Evolution of bicultural education through the eyes of the Ochoa

paradigm. Real Worlds Journal, winter issue, 4-10.


Shimogori, Y. (2007) Zone of proximal development – English pedagogy (in Japanese), The Japan Association for the Study of Teaching English to Children.