USJC Board of Directors

Professor William Tsutsui

Program Development Committee Chair, USJC

Professor of History at Hendrix College

Dr. Tsutsui is President of Hendrix College, a national liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas. He previously served as Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University and taught for 17 years at the University of Kansas. Dr. Tsutsui is a specialist in modern Japanese business, economic and cultural history, and is the author or editor of eight books including Banking Policy in Japan (1988); Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan (1998); and Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters (2004). He currently is a member of the board of EIIA, a national nonprofit insurance and risk-management provider, and chairs the board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.  Dr. Tsutsui received Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in history from Princeton University and earned a Master of Letters in modern Japanese history from Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies in 1985.