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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)




Liberal arts education is at the heart of the University of Denver. Our faculty, staff and students come together in a shared quest for knowledge of the human condition.

Ginni Ishimatsu

ginni AREAS OF FOCUS:  AHSS associate dean for undergraduate studies, associate professor in Religious Studies, and director of Asian Studies

EDUCATION:  PhD, South Asian Studies, University of California at Berkeley

Ishimatsu joined the DU faculty as an assistant professor in 1994. She has served as undergraduate advisor and graduate program director in the Religious Studies department and helped create the Asian Studies major. A specialist in Hindu studies, she teaches a variety of courses on Hinduism, as well as an honors course on religions of China and Japan. She has published on the history of Shaiva Siddhanta and on Hinduism and politics in southern India.

Ishimatsu has participated in a wide range of university programs and committees and has a particular interest in inclusive excellence. As associate dean for undergraduate studies in AHSS, she has the primary responsibility for coordinating course offerings in the common curriculum, undergraduate course proposals, academic exceptions, adjunct hiring, and advising. She also takes a lead role in initiatives related more broadly to student intellectual life as well as lends support to the dean in operations.

(Sturm Hall, room 302, or email to make an appointment)

T 10-11 am
W 2-3 pm
Th 12-1 pm