Lance Burrows is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics at Kindai University in Osaka, Japan where he teaches mainly reading and writing courses to non-English majors. In his doctoral dissertation, he investigated the longitudinal effects of reading strategies and extensive reading on reading self-efficacy. Other research interests include the effect that both long- and short-term study abroad programs, particularly to non-English speaking countries, has on learner affect, e.g. self-efficacy, willingness to communicate, and intrinsic motivation. His research has been conducted largely using a mixed method approach. In addition to his research, Lance has co-authored textbooks that are used in English for special purposes reading classes.

Ed.D., Temple University