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Tanabe, Jennifer

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Educational Assessment

Jennifer Tanabe obtained both her Bachelors (1974) and Doctoral (1978) degrees in

Experimental Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She was also a

postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. She has

taught courses in psychology, statistics, research methods, and Unification studies.

Dr. Tanabe began working at Unification Theological Seminary in 1988, taking on various

administrative responsibilities as well as teaching. She currently works as a freelance educational

consultant, editor, and writer. Her recent work includes serving as Social Sciences Editor for

New World Encyclopedia and educational consultant for Outcomes Assessment at HJI.

She has authored or edited several books, including Contemplating Unification Thought, The

Ideal Family to Be or Not to Be: Testimonies of a Life of Faith, Let Us Work Together for Good:

David S.C. Kim’s Life of Service to God, The Words of David S.C. Kim: Let Us Learn from the

Past, Reflections on Unification Theology: Revealing the World of Heart and Eternal Life in the

Spirit World (co-authored with Dietrich F. Seidel), The Crucial Challenge for International Aid:

Making the Donor-Recipient Relationship Work to Prevent Catastrophe (co-authored with Mirek

Karasek), and The Quest to Pass on Our Religious Tradition to the Next Generation (co-authored

with Rollain Muanda). Her website contains further information regarding her work and