Peter Gobel is a professor in the Faculty of Cultural Studies at Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan. He received his doctorate in education from Temple University, with a dissertation on the acquisition and use of listener clarification strategies. He has published and presented research in the areas of 1) anxiety and foreign language learning; 2) learner motivation and attitudes towards success and failure at language learning; 3) second language learner strategies; 4) extensive reading; and 5) the role of technology in education. Current research interests are focused on how learners interact with ICT and CMS both inside and outside of the classroom.

Ed.D., Temple University