Matthew Apple (EdD) is an associate professor in the College of Letters at Ritsumeikan University. He has taught at various levels of education in Japan since 1999, including junior and senior high school, undergraduate university, and graduate school. His research interests include individual differences and intercultural communication. Recent publications include the edited volumes Language Learning Motivation in Japan and L2 Selves and Motivations in Asian Contexts and articles in JALT Journal and the Journal of Applied Measurement.

Ed.D., Temple University