OKADA Aya

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Name
OKADA Aya
Affiliation
Tohoku University
Section
Graduate School of Information Sciences
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)(University of Pittsburgh), Master of International Development(University of Pittsburgh), Master of Social Sciences (Sociology)(Hitotsubashi University), B.A. in Policy Management(Keio University)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2019
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Mar 2019
Associate Professor, Institute of Liberal Arts and Science, Kanazawa University
 
Jan 2015
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Apr 2016
Subject Course Lecturer, Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)
 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
Associate Professor, Research Center for Higher Education, Kanazawa University
 
Apr 2013
 - 
Feb 2016
Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term), Faculty of Policy Studies, Doshisha University
 

Education

 
Aug 2008
 - 
Apr 2013
PhD (Public and International Affairs), Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
 
Aug 2006
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Apr 2008
Master of International Development, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
 
Apr 2005
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Oct 2006
Institute for the Study of Global Issues Doctoral Degree, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
 
Apr 2003
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Mar 2005
Institute for the Study of Global Issues Master's Degree, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
 
Apr 1999
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Mar 2003
Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
 

Awards & Honors

 
Nov 2018
The 16th Research Grant Yoshida Hideo Award (For Full-Time Researchers), Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation
Winner: Yoko Uryuhara (Doshisha University)・Aya Okada (Kanazawa University)
 
Jun 2018
Best Paper Award for The 20th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA), Japan NPO Research Association
 
Jun 2018
The 16th Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA) Special Recognition Award, Japan NPO Research Association
 
2012
Japan Iron and Steel Federation/Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
 
Apr 2008
Taraknath Das Foundation Award for a Paper Relating to Asia, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
 

Published Papers

 
Accountability Strategies of Nonprofit Managers: A Multi-stakeholder Approach
Nakajima, T. and Okada, A.
Journal of Association for Research on Not-for-profit Organizations   21 40-52   2019   [Refereed]
In Search of an Optimal Intersection: Reflections on Academic-Practitioner Collaboration in Japan.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M.
Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership   9(2) 165-177   2019   [Refereed]
The State of Nonprofit Sector Research in Japan: A Literature Review
Aya Okada, Yu Ishida, Takako Nakajima, Yasuhiko Kotagiri
Voluntaristics Review   2(3) 1-68   Oct 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Effectiveness of Social Media in Disaster Fundraising: Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamauchi, N.
International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age   4(1) 49-68   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Oh, N., Okada, A. and Comfort, L.K.
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice   16(1) 91-111   2014   [Refereed]
Okada, A. and Ogura, K.
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management,   22(1) 58-62   2014   [Refereed]
Mobilizing the Donor Public: Dynamics of Development NGOs’ Message Framing
Okada, A.
University of Pittsburgh (PhD Dissertation)      Apr 2013
Comfort, L.K. and Okada, A.
International Review of Public Administration   18(1) 61-77   2013   [Refereed]
Comfort, L.K., Okada, A., and Ertan, G.
Earthquake Spectra   29(S1) S387-S402   2013   [Refereed]
Resilience, Entropy, and Efficiency in Crisis Management: The January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake
Comfort, L.K., Siciliano, M.D. and Okada, A.
Risk Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy   2(3)    2011   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Solving Challenges of Medical Transplantation through Social Marketing: Increasing the Rate of Declaration of Intention to Register as Organ Donors (Final Report for the 2016 Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation Research Grant)
Uryuhara, Y. and Okada, A.
   2018
Gennifer Weisenfeld, Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923
Okada, A.
Japanese Studies   37(2) 274-276   Sep 2017
Nonprofits’ Use of Social Media in Times of Disasters: Understanding the Use the Effectiveness in Fundraising
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamauchi, N.
Japan NPO Research Association Discussion Papers      2015
Book Review: Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery
Okada, A.
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis      2014
Role of Information in Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions
Okada, A. and Yamauchi, N.
Japan NPO Research Association Discussion Papers      2014

Books etc

 
Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age
Manoharan, A.P. and McQuiston, J. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 3: In Prosperity Prepare for Adversity: Use of Social Media for Nonprofit Fundraising in Times of Disaster)
IGI Global   2018   ISBN:9.78152E+12
Ethics and Risk Management
Svedin, L. (Part:Joint Work, Civil Society Organizations and Risk Management: The Case of Japan)
Information Age Publishing   2015   
Global Civil Society 2014 (Sekai no Shimin Shakai)
Butt, M.K. and Okada, A./Loustau-Williams, D. and Okada, A. (Part:Joint Work, パキスタン(第II部第8章)/Morocco (Part IV Chapter 3,)
Osaka University Osaka School of International Public Policy Center for Nonprofit Research and Information   2014   
Disaster Resilience: Interdisciplinary Perspective
Kapucu, N., Rivera, F. and Hawkins, C. (Part:Joint Work, Coping with Catastrophe: “Black Swan” in Northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011)
Routledge   2013   
Mega-Crisis: Understanding the Prospects, Nature, Characteristics, and the Effects of Cataclysmic Events
Helsloot, I., Boin, A., Jacobs, B., and Comfort, L.K. (Part:Joint Work, Resilience, Entropy and Efficiency in Crisis Management: The January 12, 2012 Haiti Earthquake)
Charles C Thomas   2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
In Search of an Optimal Crossing: Reflection on Academic-Practitioner Collaboration in Japan
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th Annual Conference   15 Nov 2018   
Nonprofits Calling for Support: Focus on Communication Channels (Workshop "Rethinking the Relationship between Disasters and Information:From the Perspective of Citizens' Actions)
Okada, A.
2019 The Society of Socio-Informatics Conference   15 Sep 2019   
Exploring Ways to "Present" Information (Session: Scientific Perspective on Giving Behaviors in Japan 2019)
Okada, A.
Fundraising Japan 2019   15 Sep 2019   
Voluntary Actions in Times of Disaster: Role of Information in Matching Needs and Motivation [Invited]
Okada, A.
The 5th Interdisciplinary Conference on Risk, Disaster, and Crisis Management (Nanjing University Center for Risk, Disaster & Crisis Management)   22 Jul 2019   
Communicating to Bring Back the Donors: Case of a Nonprofit in Japan
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M.
Eleventh Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)   15 Jul 2019   
Information that Brings Back the Donors: The Potential of Social Media
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M.
The 21st Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   2 Jun 2019   
Role of Social Media in Retaining Disaster Relief Donors to Future Giving: A Case Study from Japan
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th Annual Conference   16 Nov 2018   
Civil Society in Japan: Challenges of Newly Established Organizations [Invited]
Okada, A.
International Conference on Constructing Civil Society: Innovation and Transition   19 Oct 2018   
Civil Society in Japan: Challenges of Newly Established Organizations [Invited]
Okada, A.
Chung Hua University International Scholar Lecture Series   18 Oct 2018   
Impact of Financial Structure on Social Media Use: Japanese Nonprofits in Disaster Relief
Ishida, Y., Okada, A, and Nakajima, T.
The 13th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)   Jul 2018   
Towards an Organization Worthy to Give: Impact of Legal Status on Nonprofits’ Strategic Communication in Japan
Okada, A. and Nakajima, T.
The 13th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)   Jul 2018   
Key Components of Nonprofit Advertisements: From an Experiment Using Internet Banners (In Japanese)
Okada, A.
The 20th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   Jun 2018   
Overcoming Liabilities of Newness: Use of Social Media among Newly Established Nonprofits
Kikuchi, R., Okada, A., and Ishida, Y.
2018 ARNOVA-Asia Conference   Jun 2018   
Volunteering for Mega-sport Events: Towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
Okada, A. and Yamauchi, N.
2018 ARNOVA-Asia Conference   Jun 2018   
Exploring Fundraising Tips for Social Media Updates: Case Study of ADRA Japan.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y.
Tenth Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)   4 Dec 2017   International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
How Do Cultural, Societal and Legal Changes Affect Nonprofits' Fundraising Strategy? An Organizational Approach.
Okada, A. and Nakajima, T.
Tenth Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)   Dec 2017   International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Tweets that Work: Bridging Research and Practice on Social Media Use for Nonprofit Fundraising.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conference   16 Nov 2017   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Effectiveness of Stages-of-Change Model on Declaration of Intent for Organ Donation: Action Research in Japan
Yokota, T., Uryuhara, Y., and Okada, A.
67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA)   28 May 2017   International Communication Association (ICA)
Information Transmission and Fundraising (Panel: Survey on Fundraising Activities in the Nonprofit Sector: Transformation and Challenges of Fundraising Activities)
Okada, A.
The 19th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   14 May 2017   
Dialogic Information Transmission Via Social Media and Fundraising Strategies
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y.
The 19th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   14 May 2017   
Comparative Study of Nonprofit Management in Japan and South Korea: Case Study on Subjective Transformation of Management Strategies and its Determinants
Takako, N., Okada, A., and Jeong, B.
The 19th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   13 May 2017   
Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions for Disaster Response and Reconstruction: Case of 2011 Triple Disasters in Japan [Invited]
Aya Okada
International Conference on Civic Sphere in East Asia   27 Mar 2017   Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and Institute of Sociology (IOS), Academia Sinica
Does the Nonprofit Accountability Environment Mirror Societal Differences? Comparison of South Korea and Japan.
Jonathan, J., Nakajima, T., and Okada, A.
BK21-Plus 2017 New York Conference (Emerging Governance Issues and Policy Design in Comparative Perspective)   12 Jan 2017   CUNY-Lehman College and Seoul National University
"Dialogue" in Social Media: Implications for Strategic Communication of Nonprofits.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Kikuchi, R.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference   17 Nov 2016   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Does the Nonprofit Accountability Environment Mirror Societal Differences? Comparison of South Korea and Japan.
Nakajima, T., Okada, A., and Jeong, B.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference   17 Nov 2016   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Fundraising in Japan: A Challenge of the Decade.
Okada, A. and Nakajima, T. on behalf of Japan-US Research Team
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conferenc   Nov 2017   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Learning to Work Together:State of Collaborative Disaster Governance and Disaster Resilience in Japan [Invited]
Okada, A.
Research Workshop on Collaborative Disaster Governance   25 Jul 2016   Central Police University
Leveraging the Power of Innovative Tools? Use of Social Media among Emerging Nonprofits
Okada, A., Kikuchi, R., and Ishida, Y.
The 12th International Conference of International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)   28 Jun 2016   International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Effectiveness of Social Media in Disaster Fundraising: Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamauchi, N.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 44th Annual Conference   19 Nov 2015   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Global Religions and the Political Voice of Faith-based NGOs
Belasco, C., Okada, A., and Nelson, P.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 44th Annual Conference   19 Nov 2015   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Strategic Communication of Nonprofit Organizations: Comparative Study of Information Selection in Mobilizing the Public
Okada, A.
International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) The 9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference   26 Aug 2015   International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Linking Practice and Research: Big Data, Open Data, and Nonprofits [Invited]
Okada, A.
The 17th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association   14 Mar 2015   日本NPO学会
Nonprofit Use of Social Media in Times of Disasters: Sending Out Information on Voluntary Actions
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y.
The 17th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   Mar 2015   
How Nonprofits and NGOs Transmit Information in Times of Disasters: Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions
The 44th Session of Kansai Chapter, Public Policy Studies Association Japan   2015   
The Use of Sectoral Relationships in Nonprofit Marketing: Examining Communication Practices of Development NGOs in Japan
Okada, A.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 43rd Annual Conference   Nov 2014   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
NPOによる震災後の情報発信−ウェブ調査によるデータ分析
岡田彩
日本行動計量学会第42回大会   Sep 2014   日本行動計量学会
Role of Information in Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions in Times of Disaster
Okada, A.
The Seventh Special Conference on the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   Aug 2014   日本NPO学会
How Nonprofits Encourage Citizen Participation: Comparative Study of Development NGOs’ Message Framing Behaviors
Okada, A.
The 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research   Jul 2014   International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Role of Information in Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions in Times of Disaster
Okada, A.
The 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research   Jul 2014   International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Information Dissemination by Nonprofit Organizations and NGOs after the Disaster: Analysis of Latest Research [Invited]
Okada, A.
Japan NPO Research Association NPO Research Forum   20 Apr 2014   
Presenting "International Cooperation": Frame Analysis of Articulated Information on Public Relations and Marketing of NGOs
The 16th Annual Conference of Japan Nonprofit Association (JANPORA)   2014   
Effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) on Public Relations and Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
The 16th Annual Conference of Japan Nonprofit Association (JANPORA)   2014   
Understanding the Role of Information in the Great East Japan Earthquake [Invited]
Okada, A.
Japan NPO Research Association NPO Research Forum   16 Jun 2013   
Designing Collective Action to Build Community Resilience: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, March 11, 2011
Comfort, L.K., and Okada, A.
STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima/East Japan Disaster   May 2013   
Role of Information in Mobilizing Voluntary Actions
Okada, A.
The Fifth Special Conference on the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)   2013   
Role of Information in Mobilizing Voluntary Actions: Preliminary Findings from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Okada, A.
The Eighth International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Asia Pacific Regional Conference   2013   International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
NGOs as Strategic Framing Agents in Mobilizing the Public towards Philanthropic Actions
2012 Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA) Conference   Nov 2012   Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
“Black Swan” in Northeastern Japan: Interdependent Systems, Escalating Disaster on March 11, 2011
Okada, A. and Comfort, L.K.
The 42nd Conference of Urban Affairs Association   18 Apr 2012   Urban Affairs Association
Pursuing Effective, Efficient, Ethical, Yet Unique Communication Messages: Development NGOs under New Pressure in Mobilizing the Donor Public
Okada, A.
International Studies Association 53rd Annual Convention   1 Apr 2012   International Studies Association
Universal Faiths? The National Political Roots of Faith-Based Organization Advocacy Agendas
Nelson, P.J., Belasco, C.A., and Okada, A.
International Studies Association 53rd Annual Convention   1 Apr 2012   International Studies Association

Works

 
Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization (ACSM) and Stop TB Partnership Japan: Exploring its Significance
2010

Research Grants & Projects

 
Fostering Future Leaders: Comparative Study of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Education in East Asia and the West
The Toyota Foundation: Research Grant Program 2018
Project Year: May 2019 - Apr 2021    Investigator(s): Aya Okada
Strategic Information Transmission of Nonprofit Organizations
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)
Project Year: 2016 - 2018    Investigator(s): OKADA Aya
Solving Challenges of Medical Transplantation through Social Marketing: Increasing the Rate of Declaration of Intention to Register as Organ Donors
Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation: Research Grant
Project Year: 2016 - 2017    Investigator(s): URYUHARA Yoko
“Impact of Disaster Related Policies on Public Service Provision by Nonprofit Organizations” Co-Investigator
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Basic Research Program
Project Year: 2015 - 2017    Investigator(s): ISHIDA Yu
Mutual among International Students and Japanese Students
Doshisha University Center for Learning Support and Faculty Development: Grant for Educational Methods and Material Development
Project Year: 2014 - 2014    Investigator(s): OKADA Aya

Social Contribution

 
Member of Sendai District Court Committee
[Others]  Sendai District Court  30 Aug 2019 - Today
Faculty Chair for International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) PhD Seminar
[Lecturer, Planner, Organizing Member]  International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)  Eleventh Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)  13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Board Member of Nonprofit Yururu
[Organizing Member]  May 2019 - Today
Faculty for International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
[Lecturer]  International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)  Jul 2018
Faculty for International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
[Lecturer]  International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)  Dec 2017