Academic and administrative responsibility for Temple University, Japan Campus rests with the dean of Temple Japan, senior administration and an advisory board made up of Japanese and non-Japanese government, business and education leaders. The Temple Japan administration coordinates closely with the Education Abroad office at Temple University Main Campus, and is under the authority of academic administration including the provost and the president of Temple University.
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) welcomed its new dean, Matthew (Matt) Wilson, in September 2020. He graduated from the Beasely School of Law at Temple University Main Campus and studied at TUJ in the study abroad program.
Wilson served as director of the law program at TUJ from 2003 to 2005, and as senior associate dean from 2004 to 2009. He became a professor and Law School Dean at the University of Akron School of Law, Ohio, USA, in 2014, and became president of the university in 2016. Wilson then worked as a president of Missouri Western State University, Missouri, USA, from 2019. His appointment came as the former dean Bruce Stronach retired after 13 years in the office.
Office of Student Services and Engagement
While Education Abroad in Philadelphia serves as your main contact before going abroad, the Office of Student Services and Engagement (OSSE) at Temple Japan will be a great resource for you during your time abroad. The office:
- coordinates housing arrangements
- hosts an on-site orientation to help study abroad students assimilate into the academic and social life at Temple Japan and become familiar with Tokyo
- organizes cultural activities and excursions
- works with student organizations to encourage social interaction among students from different backgrounds