Faculty and Staff

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Mickey Adolphson, PhD

Title & Home Department: Professor, East Asian Studies

Education and Career Highlights:
  • BA, University of Lund (1985) 
  • MA, Stanford University (1992) 
  • PhD, Stanford University (1996)
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma (1995-1999) 
  • Associate Professor at Harvard University (1999-2008) 

Teaching & Research Interests:
  • 12th and 13th Century Japan 
  • Understanding East Asia 
  • The Samurai in Japanese Culture
  • Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 

Responsibilities as Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning):
  • Development and implementation of Faculty-wide initiatives to enrich the learning experiences of undergraduate students 
  • Liaising between the Faculty, Departments and Central Administration regarding teaching awards and nominations 

  • Member, American Historical Association
  • Member, Association for Asian Studies 

Personal Interests and Hobbies:

"I’m a numismatist: I collect coins from King Charles the 12th of Sweden (1697-1780), he is the last of the great kings in Swedish history." 

Favorite Television:
  • Big Bang Theory 
  • Survivor 
  • Big Brother 

Favorite Movies:
  • The Seven Samurai 

Phone: 780.492.0704
E-mail: mikael.adolphson@ualberta.ca