Faculty Profile: Koichi Tasa
Prior to his current appointment, Koichi was an archivist on the Medical School Faculty at UM's Louis Calder Memorial Library. His primary focus was on the history of the University's Medical School, including the tenure of Emanuel M. Papper, M.D., Ph.D., who served as Dean from 1969 to 1981. Prior to Miami, Mr. Tasa was a Vice President at the American Association of Advertising Agencies where he led international information services for member agencies.
Mr. Tasa earned an M.L.S. from the School of Library Service, Columbia University in 1991 while working for its C. V. Starr East Asian Library as Library Specialist creating original cataloging records for Japanese monographs and serials. In 2006, he received a certificate from the Modern Archives Institute, National Archives and Record Administration.