Teaching Staff

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  • Shalvin Singh

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

    Shalvin Singh holds an M.S. in Education (TESOL) from Temple University and has taught at various secondary and post-secondary institutions in Korea and Japan. He has published numerous studies examining the use of self-assessment instruments in second language classrooms and the effectiveness of task-based approaches to language teaching. His research interests include foreign language assessment, task-based learning, and curriculum/syllabus design.

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  • Jason Henwood

    IEFL (LL Center 2, Bldg VII)

    I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria, Canada with a double major in Philosophy and Creative Writing. I received a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of New England in Australia. I came to Japan in 1998 and have been teaching English at high schools and universities ever since. My research interests lie in bilingualism, task based learning, and material development. At heart I am a science nerd, and I am very excited to help the world’s future scientists to work and express themselves in English.

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  • Evan Cacali

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

    Evan Cacali holds an MSc in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford as well as an MA in American Studies from the University of Heidelberg. He has 9 years of experience teaching English in Japan at the elementary, junior high, and university level. On the cultural side of things, his research interests currently include American transcendentalist writing, Bakhtin in cinema, and transnational intertextuality in spaghetti westerns. On the applied linguistics side, his interests have mainly focused on language learning motivation, contextual teacher training, and self-concept theories.

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  • Kevin Bartlett

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

    Kevin is a Doctor of Education candidate with the University of Southern Queensland, exploring CLT, Culture and the New Foreign Language Curriculum in Japan. He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Arts focusing on Japanese, Linguistics and Asian Studies, from Victoria University with a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, from the University of Southern Queensland with a Master of Applied Linguistics and from the University of Sheffield with a Master of Arts in Advanced Japanese Studies. He has 12 years of experience teaching English in Japan at the high school and university level and has also taught Japanese and ESL in Australia.

    His research interests are divided into two fields:

    Social Sciences/Japanese Studies:
    Social Science and Anthropology in Japan, Sexuality and Gender Studies, Globalization of Education in Japan, Nationalism, minority groups and social status in Japan, and ethnographic research.

    Education and Applied Linguistics:
    SLA and CLT, Curriculum Design and Implementation in the ESL/EFL and LOTE (Japanese) classroom, Teacher Training, Development and Efficacy, Organizational hierarchy and its impact on teacher pedagogy and practice, and the use of L1 in L2 classrooms.

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  • Kym Jolley

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

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  • Robert Dormer

    IEFL (LL Center 2, Bldg VII)

    Robert Dormer graduated from Southampton University with a BA in Philosophy, and went on to study for my MA in Philosophy of Mind. Since then, he has completed an MA in Applied Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Portsmouth. He is finishing an MA in International Relations and Security with Staffordshire University, and will be undertaking some new study in English Language Teaching with the University of Southampton in 2016. His research areas include motivation, transnationalism, and disciplinary history.

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  • Matthew Barbee

    IEFL (LL Center 2, Bldg VII)

    With a B.S. Degree in English Literature and Theatre, and an M.S. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaii, Matthew has taught English in the U.S. and Japan for over 12 years. Whether in a language classroom, on stage, or traveling the world, Matthew is a language teacher, first and foremost. Communication, with spoken language, the body, across distances or face-to-face, using state-of-the-art technologies or with nothing but the voice, is the reason he is drawn to the classroom. His academic specializations include English language teaching, language assessment, and program evaluation, while his most current research interests include drama in the L2 classroom, ESP/EAP pedagogy, curriculum/materials development, and the relationship between language and identity. Most recently, Matthew has been studying how exposure to various types of written and verbal, extracurricular L2 input affects the attitudes, motivation, and language achievement of Japanese EFL students. Matthew also spends his free time acting, directing, and singing in choirs around Japan.

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  • Laura Huston

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

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  • Troy Rubesch

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

    Troy holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington and an M.A. in Second Language Studies with a specialty in Language Pedagogy from the University of Hawaii. He has over 10 years of experience teaching English at public and private universities in the United States and Japan. During this time, he has designed and taught a variety of face-to-face and online English courses to undergraduate and graduate students including: Reading, Writing, Listening, Oral Communication, Presentation, Media Studies, and Comparative-Cultural Studies.

    His research interests include Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), technology in language education, and self-access language learning. He has published research in both domestic and international journals on topics including conversational agents (chatbots) in language learning, distance education, and technology in self-access learning.

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  • Mario Perez

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

    Mario has a BA in History from the University of California Santa Barbara, and an M.S.Ed. in TESOL from Temple University, Japan. Originally from California, he has called Japan his home for the past 13 years. Here he has taught subjects such as English, Drama, Algebra, and Life Science to both international and domestic learners of all ages. For the past three years he has been teaching EFL to students at the university level in both Oita and Osaka. His current research interests include online learning/communication and Drama as it applies to motivation in the L2 classroom.

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  • William Marcus

    IEFL (LL Center 1, Bldg IV)

    William Marcus holds an M.S. in Education (TESOL). He has taught for more than two decades in a variety of countries and settings. He draws on his own experiences as an educator as well as on a heritage of teaching practice from a line of family educators. His interests include curriculum design and implementation as well as education policy and administration. Learner outcomes are at the core of his teaching practice, with autonomous, self-regulated learning being the ideal result of his pedagogy.

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  • Katie Deng

    IEFL (LL Center 2, Bldg VII)

    Katie holds an MA in Language Teaching and Linguistics, and an M. TESOL. She also has Cambridge CELTA and Trinity TYLEC. She has taught English in New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan for over ten years. Her research interest lies in second language writing, especially in the error feedback strategies teachers employ in second language writing classrooms, as well as students’ perceptions towards teachers’ feedback methods.

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  • Erik Fritz

    IEFL (LL Center 2, Bldg VII)

    Erik has lived and taught English in Japan for the past ten years. Before earning his MATESOL he taught English in Kyrgyzstan for two years as well as teaching in the United States. His research interests vary from writing, vocabulary and assessment to identity and study abroad. He has published in research journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Assessing Writing, and System. His most recent publication appeared in JALT’s The Language Teacher. He is a reviewer for Language Assessment Quarterly.

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