I’ve lived in Japan since 2000 and am an Associate Professor in the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Toyama. My research interests include academic literacies, writing for publication, and more broadly second language acquisition. On the topic of second language acquisition, I am the lead editor of two book projects, Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia (2011) and Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia (2014), both published by Palgrave Macmillan.
My PhD, titled An Exploration of the Experiences of Japan-Based English Language Teachers Writing for Academic Publication, is from The Open University, UK’s Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET). If you are interested in my academic work, my Academia.edu profile is currently the most up to date place to look.
Scholarly issues of importance to me include access to publication for scholars outside of the anglophone center, particularly for scholars based in Asia, as that’s where I’ve spent my career.
Before moving to Toyama, I lived in Nagano for eleven years, which is where I still call home.