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Robert Glidden Visiting Professorship


Every year since 1973, OHIO and Chubu University have exchanged faculty members through a visiting professors program, providing students and professors the unique opportunity of having a truly international learning experience. Faculty members who come to OHIO from Chubu University are called Robert Glidden Visiting Professors. OHIO faculty members who travel to Chubu University are Kohei Miura Visiting Professors – named in honor of the founder of Chubu University.

Robert Glidden Visiting Professors from Chubu University are engaged in active scholarship activities at OHIO such as teaching a regular course or seminar; teaching short-term workshops; delivering lectures; giving guest presentations in classes and seminars; engaging in research activities; conducting independent study programs with students and/or professors; and participating in outreach activities.

This Chubu University affliated Glidden Visiting Professorship is managed by the Office of Global Affairs in collaboration with the Chubu Relations Committee. Additional information is available about the Robert and Rene' Glidden Visiting Professorship, which is administered by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. 

Past Participants

The visiting professors are usually paired with OHIO faculty members to facilitate active partnerships and mentorship. Listed below are the previous Robert Glidden Visiting Professors and OHIO faculty mentors.

YearNameHost College or Department at ChubuHost College or Department at OHIO (faculty mentor)
2023Yoshiharu TanahashiAstronautics and AeronauticsEngineering, Mechanical Engineering (Jay Wilhelm)
2022Hironobu FujiyoshiRobotic Science and TechnologyEngineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Jundong Liu)
2021Akiko NodaChemistry and BiochemistryArts and Sciences, Edison Biotechnology Institute (Shiyong Wu)
2019Takashi TanakaInternational StudiesArts and Sciences (Julia Paxton)
2018Yutaka HirataRobotic Science and TechnologyArts and Sciences (Scott Hooper)
2018Tomohiro YanagiEnglish Language and CultureArts and Sciences (Chris Thompson)
2017Koichi HasegawaBioscience and BiotechnologyArts and Sciences
2016Ting Ting ZongInternational StudiesGlidden School of Music
2015Norihide TakechiBusiness AccountingBusiness
(Robert Sarikas)
2013Norio HottaLifelong Sports for HealthHealth Sciences & Professions
(Michael Kushnick)
2012Nobuyuki KawauchiComparative CulturesArts and Sciences
(Tom Scanlan)
2010Tomoko YamadaNursingHealth Sciences & Professions, Nursing
(Mary Bowen)
2009Mikio YasubayashiElectrical EngineeringHealth Sciences & Professions, Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
(Brooke Hallowell)
2008Saiko HayashiContemporary EducationEducation, Counseling and Higher Education
(Christine Bhat)
2007Zhao WeiBusiness Administration and Information ScienceBusiness
2006Seiichi MasuyamaManagementBusiness
BiologyArts and Sciences
2004Rika MizunoPsychologyPsychology
(Frank Bellezza)
2003Taijiro NonakaResearch Institute for Science
and Technology
Civil Engineering
(Shad Sargand)

Contact Information

Office of Global Affairs
56 East Union St., Athens, OH 45701
Tel: 740-593-1889