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Taki Nagase

Taki Nagase

Taki Nagase
Title: Faculty
Dept: General Education
Office: 138
Phone: (309) 692-4092 x1380
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: tnagase@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Attn: Taki Nagase
Midstate College
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
General 501 Tu 5:00pm–6:00pm
General 206A Th 5:00pm–6:00pm


I was fascinated by statistics, when I was at the Newcastle University in England. When my family moved to Normal, IL ten years ago, I became a part-time student studying mathematics. Through the study of applied statistics, I have been learning how mathematics can be useful in the real world. My current interest is data mining, which is a study of analyzing big data with statistical techniques, and which involves programing using statistical software, such as R and SAS.

I graduated from the Illinois State University in December 2015. I was fortunate to be taught by great professors who are devoted teachers as well as researchers (some of my teachers are known worldly as pioneers in their fields).

I am very fortunate to have an opportunity to teach at Midstate College where all the teachers, staff, and administrators are passionate about helping students to succeed, as this fits well with my values of teaching and learning.


  • M.S. Applied Statistics in Mathematics, 2015
    Illinois State University
  • B.S. Mathematics, 2012
    Illinois State University
  • M.S. Agricultural Economics, 1977
    Newcastle University, England

    Dissertation: A Time Series Analysis of the Demand for Fish in the UK

  • M.S. Marketing, 1974
    Kindai University, Japan
  • B.S. Business Administration, 1972
    Osaka University of Economics

Work Experience

  • Midstate College (2018–present)
  • Northern Illinois University (2017–2018)
    Adjunct Faculty

    Taught biostatistics.

  • Midstate College (2015–2018)
    Adunct Faculty
  • Illinois State University (2013–2015)
    Computer Laboratory Supervisor

Awards and Certifications

  • Presentaton, 2018

     Sawyer, J., Harbers, H. M., & Nagase, T. (2018). The effects of reduced articulation rate on language in caregivers and preschool children who stutter. Presentation at the 2018 World Congress in Fluency Disorders, Hiroshima, Japan.

  • Publications, 2017

     Sawyer, J., Matteson, C., Ou, H., & Nagase, T. The effects of parent-focused slow relaxed speech intervention on speech rate, response time latency, and fluency in preschool children who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
    o Employed multiple linear regression models to examine the effects of the child’s speech rate, mother’s speech rate, child’s response time and mother’s response time on the child’s stuttering