I’ve been teaching English in Japan for over half of my life. After living  in the Tokyo area for several years, I moved to Shikoku where I am teaching at Kochi University of Technology.  Shikoku is an appealing place to live and work. Our campus is surrounded by mountains, rivers and ocean, providing endless outdoor playground.

The combination of my teaching position and Shikoku’s natural fuels my body & spirit. I have been a teacher ever since I graduated from college and I can’t think of a more rewarding profession. I have numerous opportunities to travel and have the benefit of being a life-long learner. In addition to working with students, I enjoy cycling and hiking in the nearby mountains, kayaking in the rivers, and surfing or snorkeling in the sea.

My recent research involves technology and education. I am currently developing language learning applications that can be used with Moodle and mobile devices.