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Japanese language educator

Marleigh Grayer Ryan, American language educator. East Asian Institute fellow Columbia University, 1955; Ford Foundation fellow, 1958-1960; Japan Foundation fellow, 1973, Woodrow Wilson Center International Scholars fellow, 1988-1989; recipient Van. American Distinguished Book award Columbia, 1968.


Ryan, Marleigh Grayer was born on May 1, 1930 in New York City. Daughter of Harry and Betty (Hurwick) Grayer.


Bachelor, New York University, 1951. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1956. Postgraduate, Kyoto University, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1965. Certified in Japanese Literature, Columbia University, 1968.


Research associate Columbia University, New York City, 1960-1961, lecturer Japanese, 1961-1965, assistant professor, 1965-1970, associate professor, 1970-1972. Visiting assistant professor Yale U., New Haven, 1966-1967. Associate professor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1972-1975, professor, 1975-1981, chairman department, 1972-1981.

Professor Japanese State University of New York, New Paltz, 1981-1998, dean liberal arts and science, 1981-1990, professor emeritus, since 1999. Associate in research Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1999, chair study group on Asian American Literature, 2000—2002. Study group leader Harvard Institute, since 2003.

Vice chairman seminar on modern Japan, Columbia University, 1984-1985, chairman, 1985-1986. Co-chairman New York State Conference on Asian Studies, 1986, editor, 1993-1999, member executive committee, 1993-1996, secretary, 1993-1999, co-chairman, 1998.



Member Modern Language Association (secretary committee on teaching Japanese Language 1962-1968, member delegate assembly 1979-1987, member executive committee division Asian literature 1981-1986), Association Teachers Japanese (executive committee 1969-1972, 74-77), Association Asian Studies (board directors 1975-1978, Northeast asian council 1975-1978, council of conferences, 1993-1996), Midwest Conference Asian Studies (president 1980-1981).


Married Edward Ryan, June 4, 1950. 1 child, David Patrick.

Harry Grayer

Betty (Hurwick) Grayer

Edward Ryan

David Patrick Ryan