David H. Satterwhite, Ph.D.

Center Director


David grew up in Kyoto and speaks Japanese with the local accent, in addition to standard Japanese and appropriate levels of speech. David returned to the U.S. to complete his tertiary education, earning his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, with a post-doctoral fellowship at UC-Berkeley. Prior to joining CIEE, David held directorship roles at the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan) and The Economist Group-Japan. He also taught at Temple University’s Japan campus and Waseda University, both in Tokyo, and served on the board of several NPO’s, including the ACCJ.

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