I'm a professor in the Faculty of British and American Studies at Kumamoto Gakuen University. I've taught EFL in France, Spain, and Japan at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. In addition to an interest in computer-mediated communication, I'm also interested in the application of functional/typological grammar to language teaching, practical activities in the language classroom, and writing instruction, and my doctorate is on the use of metaphor by EFL writers. For fun, I do martial arts (aikido and iaido) and play the french horn.
Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics and head of the EFL Teacher Training Program at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo Japan. Specialist in corpus linguistics, vocabulary and reading, especially as they apply to online learning environments. Creator of many free, open-source vocabulary lists, learning apps, text analysis tools, extensive reading websites and more.