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Current Visiting Colleagues

Madoka Kawano

Visiting September 2019–March 2020 fromphoto of visiting colleague Madoka Kawano
Meiji University

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Madoka Kawano received an M.A in language education from the University of British Columbia and studied at a doctoral program of Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan. Her current research interests include academic reading/writing, ESP, bilingualism, and cognitive development in language classes. She has developed several materials for pharmacy students and STEM majors as well. She has been a board member of JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) since 2012. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Betsy Gilliland.

Ann Mayeda

Visiting September 2019–March 2020 fromphoto of visiting colleague A. Mayeda
Konan Women’s University

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Ann Mayeda is Associate Professor at Konan Women’s University in Kobe, Japan. She teaches courses in teaching English to young learners and learner autonomy at Konan Women’s University in Kobe, Japan. She has trained preservice and in-service teachers in Japan and Nepal. Her research interests include issues in teacher education, learner development, autonomy and learner-led pedagogies. Her current research project focuses on extensive reading and its role in teacher and learner transformation in Nepal. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Richard Day.

Haozhang Xiao

Visiting September 2019–August 2020 fromphoto of visiting colleague Haozhang Xiao
South China Agricultural University

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Professor Haozhang Xiao received his PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou, China. He is professor at the School of Foreign Languages, South China Agricultural University. His research interests include ecolinguistics, second language studies, context, systemic functional linguistics, sound-meaning mapping in foreign language learning, and role-based interaction analysis. His sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Dongping Zheng.