Noriko Ishihara received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and is currently associate professor of TESOL/EFL at Hosei University, after teaching in the MA TESOL program at American University. She also leads language teachers' professional development courses in Japan and the U.S. Her work in L2 pragmatics centers on teacher education especially in the area of instructional pragmatics and development of instructional units in ESL/EFL. Her research interests include pragmatics and identity in language education, pragmatics-focused instruction, and professional teacher development. Her pedagogical publications include Teaching and Learning Pragmatics (2010, book co-authored with A.D. Cohen, Pearson/Longman), and Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context (2010, Japanese pragmatics textbook co-authored with M. Maeda, Routledge). She has published her research in TESOL QuarterlyModern Language JournalLanguage AwarenessLanguage and Linguistic Compass, and TESL-EJ among others.

Ph.D. University of Minnesota