Adjunct Faculty, Department of English
Joanne Euler is an adjunct professor with UWest's English Dept. She is currently teaching "Structure of Modern English" - an undergraduate English course, and "English Skills for Business Majors" - a bridge class for advanced ESL students with emphasis on practical business skills such as resume writing, job interviewing and business presentations.
A native of Pasadena, CA, Joanne began her teaching career in Japan after graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. She taught English in Kyoto for two years, working at private language schools and various businesses. Joanne earned her MBA from Pepperdine University while working as a project manager for a Japanese real estate company. Having also managed a non-profit archives for ten years, she brings both corporate and non-profit experience to the Business English classroom.
Joanne has a life-long passion for Eastern religions, language and culture and is really excited to be working with University of the West. She has studied Indian Vedanta for years as well as Japanese Pure Land Buddhism (Jodo Shu) and Tibetan/Kadampa Buddhism. She is particularly interested in mantra and sutra chanting.
Joanne has traveled extensively around the world, including a semester at the University of Marburg, Germany. She feels very at home working with the transfer students at UWest, having visited many East Asian countries including Taiwan, Beijing/China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam.