Naoki Kanaboshi

Professor Kanaboshi

Associate Professor

B.A Aoyama Gakuin University

M.A. Waseda University

M.L.I., LL.M., S.J.D., University of Wisconsin

Office: 245-C DeVos

Phone: 616-331-7136


Office Hours


Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law; Prisoner's Rights


Dr. Kanaboshi joined the faculty at GVSU in 2012. Originally from Japan, Dr. Kanaboshi received his B.A. and M.A. in law at Aoyama Gakuin University and Waseda University in Tokyo, and then LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees at University of Wisconsin - Madison. 

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Inmates’ Rights
  • Courts
  • First Amendment

As well as introductory and capstone courses in criminal justice.

Research Interests

His recent research and writing focus on the rights of prisoners and their family members.