A specialist in East Asian language pedagogy, Mari Noda is primarily interested in curriculum, material development, and assessment. She directs and teaches in SPEAC (Summer Programs East Asian Concentration), which offers training in teaching of Japanese and Chinese and intensive Japanese and Chinese languages. Her recent publications include Japanese: The Written Language Volume 2 (co-authors Eleanor H. Jorden, Masayuki Itomitsu and Ginger Marcus, Yale University Press, 2018), “Remembering the future: compiling knowledge of another culture”, (co-author, Galal Walker, National East Asian Language Resource Center at The Ohio State University, 2010), and “Japanese Skills Test (JSKIT) as an on-demand placement test: Validation studies and reliability analysis” (co-authors Sanae Eda and Masayuki Itomitsu, Foreign Language Annals 41-2, 2008). She is President of Japan-America Society of Central Ohio Board of Directors. At OSU, she serves as the faculty advisor for the Aikido Yoshokai and the Nihongo Osyaberi-kai.