Meet IUJ graduates now working in Academics or at Research Institutes

Featured Alum:

Atsushi Nezu, IR 1990, Japan

Atsushi is very active in social work and welfare as a university faculty member, volunteer and NPO worker.  Currently, he teaches Social Security in Toyama Fukushi College, Human Rights and Welfare in Toyama University, and from Spring 2019 Child’s Welfare in the course of “Hoikushi” in Toyama College and Social Work in Toyama College.
He has served as head of the Certified Social Workers Association in Toyama as a voluntary organization. He also is social worker in NPO Aiwa Houon Kai supporting the disable in terms of living and working.
Atsushi is a committee member of the 2019 Asian Progressive Social Work (Kyoto 2019)

Katsuhiko Mori, IR/1987, Japan

Professor of International Relations

International Christian University in Japan

Chieko Umetsu, IRP 1989, Japan


Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Division of Natural Resource Economics
in Kyoto, Japan

Minh Dung Bui, 1991, Vietnam

Senior Research Fellow,

National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Steven White, IRP 1989, USA


Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy,

School of Economics and Management,

Tsinghua University

Dr. Steven White is Associate Professor in the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management, where he focuses on issues related to creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalization.    He is also Associate Director of Tsinghua University’s x-lab, a cross-functional innovation hub that brings together students, faculty, policymakers and executives to develop the innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities in teams as they develop solutions to complex business and social problems and found new ventures.

Lloyd Ridgeon, Class of 1991, UK

Reader in Islamic Studies, School of Critical Studies, Dept. of Theology, University of Glasgow

Dr. Ridgeon has published 7 books on various subjects regarding Islam, the most recent of which was in 2017, Awhad al-Din Kirmani and the Controversy of the Sufi Gaze. Series: Routledge Sufi series. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138057135

Daniel Sarpong, IR/1991, Ghana

Dean, School of Agriculture (retired)

College Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana Legon-Accra, GHANA

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Kyaw Hlaing, IR/1992, Myanmar

President and Research Director,

Myanmar Survey Research
and Co-founder of Myanmar Think Tank


Adviser to Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone

Charisse Gulosino, IRP/1999, Philippines

Associate Professor, Leadership and Policy Studies Department

University of Memphis

Motohiro Kurokawa, IDP/1999, Japan

Takasaki City University of Economics
Faculty of Regional Policy
地域政策学部, 地域政策学科

Gisella Figueroa, Ebiz/2003, Peru

Academic Coordinator,

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Chowdhury Hossan, Ebiz/2008, Australia/Bangaldesh

Chief Consultant,

Australian Research and Development Consultancy (ARDC)

Otik Widyastutik, IDP/2011, Indonesia

Lecturer, Public Health Program

Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak