GENERAL COVER LETTER FOR ALL POSITIONS
15 October 2010
I am an MIT grad in artificial intelligence programming, with 2 masters (web communities, andChinese/Japanese business) and 1 Ph.d. Degree (in total quality methods applied to improve research processes) from the University of Michigan, whose first academic job was Lecturer in Quality Management& Statistics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (since renamed the Booth School).My Japanese wife was Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago (social work, gerontology) while Itaught there, but she became seriously ill, and after 5 years of teaching we suddenly had to return to Japanfor her health, where, we found professor jobs at the same new School of Policy Studies. Later Japan's best private university (Keio) hired me to teach creativity, innovation, and design in their new Grad School of System Design and Management. My wife's health has improved and my own isolation in Japan no longer serves my writing purposes, so I seek work as faculty in your institution.
Elemental concepts as targets:
I can work in any of six or so academic departments
I haveaddressed such elemental and foundational concepts---
excellence, creativity, design, educatedness, culture powers, intellectual tools, quality, performance, interface, events, self, complexity, evolution
East Asian &Western ideas combined:
I have profoundly studied East Asian practices and the theories latent in them, aswell as US and European thought innovations (Kintsch's macrostructures for example). My combinations of profound East Asian and Western ways of thought are unique in the world.
New intellectual toolsinvented:
In addition, I have invented intellectual tools, based on years of cognitive linguistics and artificialintelligence studies of mind.
Correcting neuroses/biases of US norms of doing research:
My intellectualtools are precisely aimed at neurotic omissions and biases in current US-dominated research practices(publish-or-perish never was the basis of US post-war research supremacy, scholars forget).
Researchresults that apply to many academic fields at once:
All the above apply to several academic departments: business, education, computers, design/arts, media/interfaces, international/area-studies.
Extremelypowerful single research paradigms from Asia:
I have enhanced usual top-university research tools withadditions from artificial intelligence protocols of mind, total quality process modeling, and certain extremelyelemental theories from outside US research channels: Taguchi's optimize ideal energy flow through adesign/organization/mind; Kano's evolution from bureau to process to event doing of work; Arendt's socialrevolution paradigm of liberty, freedom, historic dream, conserving novelty; and others.
I have both worked across more boundaries than most scholars and practitioners and studied people who do the same, and built tools for operating across such bounds. Thisfosters my being able to work in several fields.
I have studied professions themselves and total qualityde-professionalizing of bodies of knowledge:
How professions operate and how they distort anddysfunction both were in my scope of study, so my own research takes a rather research-founded critique of US current norms of research work.
Fractal multi-granular scope of research:
The scope of my researchaims, and the multi-scale granularity at which I read, model, collect data, and analyze are a continual puzzle,irritant, and battle with monolithic, mistaken, current traditions of American journal research and their editors (frankly speaking). Also, as sensitive readers will have already guessed, I have gotten more than a bit tired of theft by journal editors of my article contents while they delay my own publishing.
Futuredirections in my research:
If, like me, you gratefully appreciate what science liberated us all from, thentaking good care of science means extending it, in our time, to wipe out evils and greeds, compromises andnorms that endanger us all but enrich cliques and elites, and that distort (infect) contemporary science practice and publishing. I summarize:●►extremely elemental and foundational concepts addressed in my research●►profound East Asian ideas combined with profound Western ones●►new intellectual tools that I invent used to enable research aims●►new targets and aims: research that fixes certain neuroses/biases in US journalemphasis●►process methods from artificial intelligence protocols and total quality methods●►study of profound East Asia theories of fundaments of thought and life●►cross-nation cross-field cross-profession work and research of such work ●►study of professions and Japanese de-professionalizing bodies of knowledge viatotal quality methods●►fractal multi-granular scope of my research as a result of all the above●►research and teaching in any of six or so fields as a result of all the above●►categorical models of great scope and thoroughness using new intellectual toolsas a result of the above.