Research of new Dedman Dean Tsutsui spans Japan’s business, environmental and cultural history

TsutsuiWilliamM.jpgHistorian and author William M. Tsutsui began work July 1 as the new dean of SMU's Dedman College, home to the humanities, social sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences. Tsutsui comes to SMU from the University of Kansas where he was associate dean for international studies and a professor of history.

A specialist in the business, environmental and cultural history of 20th-century Japan, Tsutsui holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Princeton universities. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters (Palgrave, 2004).