Ayami Morita

Affiliation: Asian Studies, Japanese
Visiting Lecturer in Japanese Language

Born and raised in Japan, Ayami Morita finished at Nanzan University with her B.A. in Japanese Studies focusing on Teaching Japanese as a Second Language. She came to the United States to pursue an M.A. in Japanese Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before teaching at Bowdoin, she taught Japanese language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Franklin & Marshall College, and Middlebury College. 

During her time at Nanzan University, her enthusiasm toward teaching made her experience teaching Classical Japanese at a public high school in Japan, working as a Japanese language instructor at a public Japanese school and traveling internationally to volunteer-teach Japanese in Cambodia. As a former executive of Sado Matsuo-ryu Nanzankai, she has completed many certifications for tea ceremony. She has always enjoyed engaging and hosting cultural events such as running language-immersed houses, conversation tables, and Japanese movie nights. Honored to be part of the Japanese program at Bowdoin, she is thrilled to teach Japanese and offer a variety of cultural events such as tea ceremony and calligraphy.


  • BA, Nanzan University
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison