Julie Yamamoto

Advisor of Studies, Second-Year Students

Center for Student Learning, Writing and Advising

Senior Lecturer, English and Business Communication

Department of English and School of Business

Adviser, The Belltower

Fields: Composition, Medical and Scientific Writing and Editing; Business Communications; Journalism; Technical Writing; Cross-Cultural Communication; Literature
Center for Student Learning, Writing and Advising

Center for Student Learning, Writing and Advising
O'Grady Library
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Although a native of the American Midwest, I have lived in many places and learned the challenges and beauties of crossing cultures, both inside and outside the U.S. I have a distinctly pragmatic approach to teaching, believing that my primary focus is what best serves the students as they seek to discover new ideas, new talents, and consequently, themselves and their role in society. This attitude carries over into my work advising students as well. 

Select Publications:
Language editor for:
Surgery of the Cranial Base (Kluwer)
Meningiomas (Raven Press)
Color Atlas of Meningiomas (Lippincott-Raven)
Controversies in Neurosurgery (two volumes: Thieme)

Professional Associations/Memberships:

American Medical Writers Association
College Media Advisers