EJIM Board Member Founding Dean of International College
Professor Michael Lacktorin, Board Member of the European Journal of International Management, is the Founding Dean of the new International College of Liberal Arts (19iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University in Japan. The College provides an international liberal arts learning environment. Some 90% of all courses at iCLA are conducted in English and have the highest foreign faculty ratio in Japan. Professor Lacktorin says, 'Our curriculum connects knowledge through lecture courses that link and integrate subjects, experiential workshops and a unique writing-across-the-curriculum program. Our "education of the whole person" philosophy is grounded in the recognition that a healthy mind requires a healthy body and spirit.' Professor Lacktorin is also Special Advisor to the President and Chairman, Yamanashi Gakuin University.