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Michael EDWARDS(マイケル エドワーズ)

職名准教授
主な担当科目英語関連科目
所属コース名アメリカコース
研究者情報研究者データベース「研究者情報」(オリジナルサイト)
マイケル エドワーズ

学生へのメッセージ

 It is my pleasure to welcome you to Doshisha University where your next few years promise to be full of learning and developing relationships which may last a lifetime. I encourage you to be confident, resourceful, and curious while at Doshisha as you are certain to cross paths with fellow students and instructors with varied backgrounds, specialties and talents. As students of the Global and Regional Studies Department, you can anticipate not only gaining a better understanding of differences in language, culture, ethnicity, ways of thinking and the like, but also develop skills which will enable you to make a strong contribution to the global community. I look forward to sharing and learning with you.

プロフィール(経歴、趣味、等)

 I was born in Memphis, Tennessee and am the son of a U.S. Air Force pilot which means I had the opportunity to see different parts of the world as a child while my father was stationed in various places. The exposure and then curiosity I developed at a young age for different languages and cultures while in Europe, I believe, is the primary reason I am living and working abroad now. The majority of my school age and university years though were spent in central and northern California which I consider my first home after Japan. Both my B.A. in Humanities and M.A. in TESOL were awarded by California State University, Sacramento where I also raced bicycles, a hobby I have continued wholeheartedly to this day. Road race cycling notwithstanding, my other interests include watching football, meaning American football, track and field (hurdling in particular), and basketball, all sports I participated in while growing up.
 As an educator, I have had the opportunity to teach students at many levels including kindergarten, elementary school, junior and senior high school, and university in both the United States and Japan. Understanding both education systems has been invaluable when teaching about cross-cultural themes and differing perspectives on global issues.

研究内容

 My area of research is varied, but all topics to date have been related to English language competency development in Japanese English learners as well as educational comparisons between the United States and Japan. Other academic interests include intercultural communication, the history of ethnic minorities in the United States including; African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Native-Americans, and the history of Hawaii.