Bob has taught 7th grade through the
university level and at NSCC since the college opened in
1971. He has been teaching distance learning and hybrid online
classes since 2005.
Bob was an organizer, guide and
instructor of educational travel programs coordinated together
with Ben Yorita (SCCC), traveling to China, Greece, Japan,
Russia, England, Germany, etc. All programs were accredited.
Bob brings his experience with music to his
history classes. At the age of 18 Bob played in the brass
section of the Seattle Symphony. He has also played in big
bands in the Seattle area and in an Army band for a number of
He has incorporated both music and art
into his courses, believing they enhance students' understanding
During his career he has earned BA
degree, MA degree, and Ed.D in Japanese studies and