JacksonWelcome to my WordPress site. My academic background is in applied linguistics, particularly second language learning and teaching. I earned my Ph.D in the Department of Second Language Studies (SLS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and my M.S. in Education/TESOL from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan.

Specific research areas I focus on include: (a) instructed second language acquisition, (b) learner individual differences, and (c) language teacher training. Within these interrelated areas, I have presented and published on task-based language teaching, working memory, teacher cognition, computer-assisted language learning, and second language writing, among other topics. Under the supervision of Dr. Richard Schmidt, I completed my dissertation on learner awareness and individual differences in second language construction learning.

Throughout my work, I draw on over a decade’s worth of experience in a variety of academic settings in the United States and Japan, having served as a grading coordinator, language instructor, and curriculum developer. In addition, I’ve designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses on academic writing, second language teaching, and second language acquisition.

I have also contributed as a managing editor for Language Learning & Technology (NFLRC/CLEAR). Recent editorial projects include a special issue on task-based classroom realities for TESOL Quarterly (Wiley) and a book on cognitive individual differences for the Bilingual Processing and Acquisition series (John Benjamins).

For more information about my teaching and research, please visit my Google Scholar, KUIS, Linkedin and Academia.edu pages.