Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Erika Hirano

Assistant Teaching Professor of Japanese
201E Old Botany Building
Office Phone: (814) 867-4965
Erika Hirano


B.A. in English Language and Literature with a Minor in General Education, Kanagawa University, Japan, 2001
M.A. Foreign Language Education, University of Kansas, 2007
Ph.D. Foreign Language Education with a Minor in Linguistics, University of Kansas, 2011


I am an assistant teaching professor of Japanese. Some of my interests include Japanese pitch accent acquisition and the study of language education.