William-Tsutsui.ashx.jpg The new dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences is a specialist in modern Japanese business and economic history whose books examine topics ranging from banking policy to the film icon “Godzilla.”

William M. Tsutsui joins SMU on July 1 from the University of Kansas, where he is associate dean for international studies in the College of Liberal Humanities & Sciences and professor of history. Tsutsui also is director of the Kansas Consortium for Teaching About Asia in KU’s Center for East Asian Studies.

“Dr. Tsutsui is a nationally recognized scholar and dedicated teacher who will bring incredible energy and expertise to the college at a time when it is poised to make great advances,” said Paul Ludden, SMU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

“Dedman College is the heart of an SMU education, and Dr. Tsutsui is well equipped to lead its diverse and distinguished programs,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “He will help set the strategic course for the college and strengthen its impact on our region and broader community. We welcome him to the University family.”

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