Soka University

Soka University

University Drive, Aliso Viejo, 92656, CA, US



Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in the City of Aliso Viejo.



Experts (11)

Shane Barter, PhD

Shane Barter, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics

Professor Barter focuses on Southeast Asian politics, Civilians in war, as well as autonomous areas and conflict resolution

Minorities Separatism Indonesia Conflict Resolution Southeast Asia Civil War Democratization Thailand Islam

George Busenberg, PhD

George Busenberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy

Professor Busenberg focuses on environmental policy

Environmental Policy Environmental Management

Edward M.  Feasel, PhD

Edward M. Feasel, PhD

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Economics

Professor Feasel is responsible for academic affairs at Soka University.

Foreign Aid Economic Growth Economic outcomes and societal values Foreign aid, international trade and foreign direct investment Orange County Economy Economics Academic Administration

Michael Golden, DMA

Michael Golden, DMA

Professor of Music Composition and Theory, and Director, Creative Arts Program

Michael Golden’s teaching and creative interests include composition and jazz improvisation, music and ecology, and music and peacebuilding

Music and Ecology World Music Composition (including computer music) Music Theory Jazz and Improvisation Music Psychology

John M.  Heffron, PhD

John M. Heffron, PhD

Director of the MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change, Professor of Educational History and Culture

Professor Heffron is a development scholar whose focus is the cultural and intellectual history of education nationally and transnationally

U.S. Relations in Asia and the Pacific Development History Educational History

Anthony Mazeroll, PhD

Anthony Mazeroll, PhD

Professor Environmental Studies

Professor Mazeroll focuses on the behavioral ecology of fishes

Ecology of Amazonian Fishes Population Genetics Fish Ecology Fish Behaviour Observation Human Impact on the Environment Ecology of Invasive Species

Bryan E. Penprase, PhD

Bryan E. Penprase, PhD


Professor Penprase is Dean of Faculty and Professor of Science.

Quasar Absorption Line Spectroscopy Archaeoastronomy Observational Astrophysics Astrophysics Astronomy Liberal Arts and Higher Education in Asia Cultural Astronomy Type Ia Supernovae

Seiji Takaku, PhD

Seiji Takaku, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Professor Takaku's research interests focus on cross-cultural examinations of people's apology (and excuse)-giving behavior

Cross-Cultural Research on Apology and forgiveness Social Psychology Motivation Theories in Psychology Sport Psychology

Gail E.  Thomas, PhD

Gail E. Thomas, PhD

Professor of Sociology

Professor Thomas is a sociology professor who specializes in the analysis of higher education.

Mentoring and Empowering Youth Race, Class and Gender Differences in Educational Access and Outcomes Education and Status Attainment Effective Education for Diverse Learners and At Risk Youth Race and Gender Relations

Michael Weiner, PhD

Michael Weiner, PhD

Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty

Professor of East Asian History and International Studies, Associate Dean of Faculty and Director of Faculty Research and Development.

Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern and Imperial Japan Japan's Minorities Economic and Social History of Modern Japan

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