Areas of Expertise

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), applied linguistics, study abroad

Research Interests

  • language learning and teaching
  • psychology of language learning
  • sociocultural perspectives in study abroad

Recent research projects include exploring language learners’ study abroad experience through the lens of activity theory

Representative Publications


  • AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée) World Congress (July 20, 2023) “Exploring Changes in Activity Systems Before, During, and After Study Abroad: A Case of Japanese International Students”  Individual paper presentation The École normale supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France
  • AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) 2023 Conference (March 18, 2023) “Activity Theoretical Understanding of Japanese Students’ Study Abroad Experience” Individual paper presentation Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR, USA



  • EdD in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University, USA
  • MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Department of English and Applied Linguistics, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, USA
  • BA in English Language and Literature: Liberal Arts, Department of English Language and Literature, University of the Sacred Heart, Japan

Professional Associations

  • Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA)
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • TESOL International Association
  • The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT)