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historian , language educator , writer

Todd Jay Leonard, American, Japanese historian, language educator, writer. Certified of diaconate in spiritualism Universal Spiritualist Association, 2001, of cleric in spiritualism 2001, of missionary in spiritualism 2001, ordained minister in spiritualism 2000, ordination by sanction Indiana Association Spiritualists, 2006; diploma in teaching English as a foreign language 1993.

Background

Leonard, Todd Jay was born on November 16, 1961 in Shelbyville, Indiana, United States.

Education

Bachelor with honor and distinction, Purdue University, 1985. Master of Arts, Purdue University, 1987.

Career

Course coordinator department foreign languages Spanish Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1988—1989. Assistant language teacher Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Hirosaki-shi, Japan, 1989—1992. Associate professor English Hirosaki Gakuin University, Japan, 1992—2010.

Associate professor international culture and language Fukuoka University Education, Munakata-shi, Japan, since 2010. Visiting lecturer department foreign languages Spanish Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1988. Visiting professor La University de las Americans, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1987.

Chairperson academy affairs Universal Spiritualist Association College of Religious Education, Muncie, Indiana, 2001—2005, regent, Indiana, 2001—2005. Coordinator English as a foreign language Hirosaki Gakuin University, Hirosaki-shi, Japan, 1998—2010. Trustee Aomori Foundation for International Relations, Aomori-shi, Japan, 1991—1992.

Visiting scholar University Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 2005. Board directors Southwest Commission Religious Studies, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Certified of diaconate in spiritualism Universal Spiritualist Association, 2001, of cleric in spiritualism 2001, of missionary in spiritualism 2001, ordained minister in spiritualism 2000, ordination by sanction Indiana Association Spiritualists, 2006. Diploma in teaching English as a foreign language 1993.

Works

Membership

Member of Association Science Study Religion (secretary since 2006), Indiana Association Historians, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Japan Association for Language Teachers, Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (prefectural representative, Tohoku-Hokkaido block representative 1990-1992), Indiana Association Spiritualists (education committee, library committee), Shelbyville High School Alumni Association (life), Purdue University Alumni Association (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, writing, exercise.

Connections

Son of Dwane Edward Leonard and Vera Joan Leonard-Brees, John Leslie Brees (Stepfather).

father:
Dwane Edward Leonard

mother:
Vera Joan Leonard-Brees