Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University
Area of Specialization: 19th-century American Literature
Naochika Takao graduated from the Department of English within the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in March 1985. He went on to complete a master’s program in the Division of Humanities at the same university in March 1988, and in September 1993, completed the required course credits for a doctoral degree from the division’s Department of English. In September 1997, he completed the doctoral program in the Department of English, Division of Humanities at the State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School. Takao served as full-time lecturer on the Faculty of Education at Tokyo Gakugei University from October 1993 to February 1997 before switching to an assistant professor position for the subsequent three years. In April 2000, he took a position as assistant professor on the Chuo University Faculty of Letters, advancing to his current professor position in April 2002.