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Oriental studies educator , priest

Isaac Mitzuru Kikawada, American Oriental studies educator, priest. Certified secondary teacher, Ohio; ordained to priesthood Episcopal Church, 1966. Baldwin-Wallace scholar, 1959-1962, Firestone scholar Kenyon College, 1962-1965, Graduate Theological Union scholar, 1968-1969; Ford grantee University of California-Berkeley, 1972-1973.

Background

Kikawada, Isaac Mitzuru was born on April 16, 1937 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. Came to the United States, 1956. Son of John Seiki and Sarah Katsuko (Ito) Kikawada.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1962;Bachelor's Degree, Kenyon College, 1965;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1979.

Career

Teacher, Cain Pk. Youtheatre, Cleveland Heights, Ohio., 1958-1959;chaplain, teacher, St. Ann's School for Girls, Boca Raton, Florida, 1965-1966;director summer school, St. James Episcopal Church, Painesville, Ohio., 1967-1968;instructor Near Eastern studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1972-1984;visiting lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 1972-1989;assistant specialist, University of California, Berkeley, 1989-1992;retired, 1992;visiting associate professor Oriental studies, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1984-1985. Consultant LENANTE, Inc., Osaka, Japan, 1983-1993.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary teacher, Ohio. Ordained to priesthood Episcopal Church, 1966.

Works

Membership

Advisor St. Luke's Church, Osaka, 1969-1990. Fellow Center Middle Eastern Studies. Member American Oriental Society (executive committee 1976-1980), Society Biblical Literature (president West Coast chapter 1984-1985), Society of Palaeology Japan, Japanese Biblical Institute (contributing member), World Union Jewish Studies of Jerusalem, San Francisco Mycological Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tea ceremony.

Connections

Married Heidi Gerster, 1989.

father:
John Seiki Kikawada

mother:
Sarah Katsuko (Ito) Kikawada

spouse:
Heidi Gerster