Fumiko Fukuta, Chair
Department of Modern Languages
Campus Box 111
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: CAND 0190A
Phone: (970) 351-3698
Fax: (970) 351-2898
Office Hours: W 1:30-4
Dr. Fumiko Fukuta joined the Department of Modern Languages as interim chair in August, 2012. Currently, she is also teaching Japanese. Dr. Fukuta earned her Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before moving to Colorado in 2008, she was a professor of Japanese for twenty years from 1988 and 2008 and served as the chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for 13 years at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh until her retirement of 2008. She is a professor of emeritus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Between 2010 and 2011, Dr. Fukuta served as the chancellor of Kwassui Women’s University in Nagasaki, Japan, her hometown. In addition to having ample experience as an administrator, she also has significant experience teaching languages using distance learning technologies. During her tenure at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, she received the following awards:
- 2008 “Professional Service Award” from Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers in appreciation of years of dedication to world languages education in Wisconsin.
- 2002 University of Wisconsin System Award, “Women of Color.”
- 2001 “Teacher’s Award” from Wisconsin Association of Teachers of Japanese for contributions to the field of Japanese Studies in the state of Wisconsin.
- 2001 UW Oshkosh “Distinguished Teaching Award.”
- “Wisconsin Teaching Scholar” Award by the UW System, January 2001
She enjoys outdoor sports, plays tennis regularly and enjoys traveling.