Robert Russell

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Robert A. Russell

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Brigham Young University - Japanese


  • Brigham Young University

    Chair, Dept. of Asian & Near Eastern Languages

    Administered department consisting of 20+ full-time faculty, 35+ part-time faculty, across five different sections representing the languages, literatures, and cultures of Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; participated with deans and other department chairs in leadership councils in the College of Humanities, dealing with faculty rank and status, curriculum, assessment, and other strategic academic issues.

  • Brigham Young University

    Emeritus Associate Professor of Japanese

    Robert worked at Brigham Young University as a Emeritus Associate Professor of Japanese

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Assistant Professor of Japanese

    Taught Japanese and linguistics courses, both graduate and undergraduate, and served as Chair of the Japanese Curriculum Committee, Coordinator of undergraduate lower-level Japanese courses, member of the Department Personnel Committee and Department Executive Committee, among other responsibilities; also served as Treasurer of the Hawaii Association of Japanese Teachers, a state-wide organization of K-12, college, and university teachers of Japanese.

  • Business and Language Consulting Services

    Sole Proprietor

    Provide translation, localization, and business consulting services focusing on Japan and the Japanese language and culture; specialize in Japanese-English business and technical translation, and in language and culture training and market analysis for American businesses and managers seeking entry into Japanese markets.

  • U.S. Air Force

    Captain, Pilot

    After graduating with distinction and a regular commission from Officer Training School (Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX), completed Undergraduate Pilot Training (#2 overall in a class of approximately 40, Laredo, AFB, TX) and Pilot Instructor Training (Tyndall AFB, FL), and spent the remaining two-plus years of active duty as a T-38 Instructor Pilot at Williams AFB, AZ; resigned from USAF to pursue graduate studies leading to a Ph.D.


  • Harvard University


    Major concentration in Arabic and Semitic Linguistics, minor concentration in Japanese linguistics

  • University of Utah

    Honors B.A.

    Anthropology (Linguistics concentration)
    Two-and-a-half-year hiatus from October, 1963, through March, 1966, for full-time voluntary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Japan (residing for most of that time in the Tokyo area)

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