Takae Tsujioka is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of East Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University. She teaches all levels of Japanese and Japanese Linguistics at GW. She serves on the Executive Committee of J.LIVE Talk, a national presentation contest, and a council member of the National Japan Bowl, a Japanese language and culture quiz bowl for high school. Takae has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University.