Jinhwa Chang


  • Lecturer in Japanese
Jinhwa Chang

After completing her undergraduate degree in Japanese and silk agriculture in South Korea, Jinhwa immigrated to Tokyo to pursue her dream of attending graduate school in Japanese applied linguistics. After 17 years studying and working in Tokyo, Jinhwa decided to cross the Pacific Ocean in order to teach Japanese in the United States. She ended up teaching at Grinnell College, Williams College and now happily at Mount Holyoke College.

Areas of Expertise

Japanese language pedagogy and applied linguistics


  • A.B.D., M.A., Waseda University
  • B.S., B.A., Kyungpook National University


Jinhwa Chang

Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty bring innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship to the College’s thriving intellectual community.

Recent Grants

Grant from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for Special Covid-19 Relief Grant for Japanese Teaching Materials.

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