Mayumi Zbaeren

Mayumi Nakao Zbaeren


What I do

I teach beginning and intermediate level Japanese.

Professional Biography

I joined the Department of Languages and Literatures at DU as an adjunct Japanese Language faculty member in the fall of 2017. Prior to moving back to the Denver area, I taught Japanese (part-time) at Nagasaki Junior College in Japan. Other institutions at which I taught Japanese include the University of Maryland University College at the Guam campus site, Notre Dame High School in Guam, Guam Community College, and Central Texas College at the Okinawa military site. I was also a teaching assistant at the University of Colorado at Boulder for the Japanese program.


  • MA, Linguistics, University of Colorado, 1997
  • BA, English, University of the Ozarks, 1984