Ayumi Nagase Faculty Profile
Ayumi Nagase


Phone: 707-664-2042

Office: Stevenson 2013-C

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ayumi Nagase

Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Studies

Courses Taught


Dr. Nagase has been a professor of Early Childhood Studies at Sonoma State University since 2016. One of her long-standing interests is promoting young students’ growth through effective collaborations among family, school, and larger community. Since 2008, he has been involved with a number of research projects focusing on effective ways to promote equity in educational settings by empowering mothers’ self-efficacy beliefs across diverse countries.


  • Ph.D. in Human Development and Education Program (Cognition and Development) at University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • M.A. in Human Development and Education Program (Cognition and Development) at University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • M.A., San Francisco State University, College of Behavioral and Social Science, Social Sciences Program, 2008
  • B.A., Department of Law, Public Policy Program, Kumamoto University (Kumamoto, Japan), 2000

Research Interests

  • Cross cultural differences on parenting and child socialization, especially parenting practices to promote social and emotion development for young children from diverse backgrounds.

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2016-present: Assistant Professor,  Department of Early Childhood Studies, Sonoma State University
  • Spring 2016: Lecturer, Kalmanovitz School of Education, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • 2013-2014: Lecturer, Department of Business and Commerce, Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)

Recent Scholarship and Publications (Selected)

  • Holloway, S.D, Campbell, E.J., Nagase, A. Kim, S. & Suzuki, S. (2016). Parenting Self-Efficacy and Parental Involvement: Mediators or Moderators Between Socioeconomic Status and Children's Academic Competence in Japan and Korea. Research in Human Development Special Issue. Familiy Contexts of Academic Socialization: The Role of Culture, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status.
  • Holloway, S.D, & Nagase, A. (2014). Child rearing in Japan. In H. Selin (Ed.), Parenting across cultures: Childrearing, motherhood and fatherhood in non-Western cultures (pp.59-76). Netherlands: Springer.