Areas of Expertise

Academic Writing, English as a Foreign Language


Karin Keefe is interested in promoting collaborative learning and developing learner agency. Recent research focuses on peer- and self-assessment in the writing class, teaching research skills to first-year writing students and building community in an online class.

Representative Publications

Keefe, K., & Shi, L. (2017). “An EAP Program and Students’ Success at a Canadian University.” TESL Canada Journal, 34(2), 1-24.


  • MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, Univeristy of British Columbia
  • BA in Anthropology, McGill University

Professional Associations

The Japan Association for Language Teaching