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.

Yumi Matsumoto

Visiting January 2020–March 2020 from
University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Yumi Matsumoto is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Linguistics division at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She received a M.A. in Second Language Studies from University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Pennsylvania State University. As both a researcher and second language teacher educator, she focuses on the field of English as a lingua franca (ELF). She seeks to illustrate interactional strategies of so-called non-native English speakers that enable them to communicate successfully in intercultural, multilingual contexts. Her other research interests include gestures and second
language learning/development, humor construction, language learning/teaching materials use in L2 classroom interactions, and applying complexity dynamic system theory perspectives for analyzing L2 classroom interactions. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Christina Higgins.

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.

Yuan Yuan

Visiting December 2019–December 2020 from
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

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Yuan Yuan received an M.A in language education from the Hyogo University of Education, Japan, and had her Ph. D in Applied Linguistics, Kobe University. She is the dean of Japanese Department, an associate professor in Foreign Language School, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China. Her current research interests include interactional competence, second language interaction, identity, discursive leadership. She has published several articles, book chapters on second language use and identity. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Gabriele Kasper.