Annette Bradford, (Ed.D in Educational Administration and Policy Studies), associate professor in the School of Business Administration at Meiji University, is recognized for her work in the internationalization of higher education, particularly as it relates to Japan.
Annette has published extensively on Intentional Higher Education, and has presented her research at conferences in Asia, Europe and the U.S. She is active in several professional organizations and served as Chair of the Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group of TESOL International.
Specialties: Internationalization of Higher Education, International Education, Intercultural Communication, English-medium Tertiary Education Programs, Integrated Content and Language in Higher Education, Education Policy, TESOL, International Student Exchange, Study Abroad.
Dr. Annette Bradford
I have been involved in International Education for over fifteen years and am currently an assistant professor in the School of Business Administration at Meiji University in Tokyo where I teach internationally-oriented courses and lead field study and study abroad programs.
I am interested in the internationalization of higher education and the crossing of cultural boundaries. My current focus is on Japan, a country that I've had the fortune of living in multiple times since 1998. I also have a passion for helping others succeed in their international endeavors and enjoy readying students and teachers for success in international environments.
My research focuses on the internationalization of higher education, especially English-medium instruction and international student exchange and on the benefits that student mobility can bring to national policy objectives. I am a non-resident fellow at The Pacific Forum CSIS, and I completed a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Japan. Previously, I have worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and cross-cultural communication specialist in countries across Asia, in Europe and in the United States.
I was born in the U.K., and have lived and worked in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, the U.S. and the U.K. I hold an EdD in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the George Washington University, an MA in Linguistics from the University of Surrey, and a BA in Modern Languages from the University of East Anglia.
Forthcoming in 2017!
English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, challenges, and outcomes (edited volume with H. Brown)
(2016). The US-Japan Alliance: The keystone for a regional higher education cooperative architecture. In B. Glosserman, J. Gardner, & S. Henriet (Eds.), The US-Japan Partnership as a Regional Problem-Solving Mechanism. Issues & Insights, 16(13) (pp. 1-2) Hawaii: Pacific Forum CSIS
(2011). Review of the book: Tips for teaching culture: Practical approaches to intercultural communication by A. C. Wintergerst & J. McVeigh (2011). InterCom: The Newsletter of the Intercultural Communication Interest Section, TESOL International
(2010). Review of the book chapter: The need to Understand ESL students' native language writing experiences, by Y. R. Dong (2001). Glau G. R. & Duttagupta, C. (Eds.) (2010) The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. (3rd ed.) 138-139. Boston: Bedford
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, 2014-Present
Associate Professor, School of Business Administration (2017-present)
Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration (2014-2017)
Member, Research Institute International Education
American University, Washington, DC, USA, 2009-2010
International Student Coordinator, College Writing Program, Department of Literature
Adjunct Instructor, MA TESOL Program, Department of Language and Foreign Studies
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, 2009
Adjunct English Instructor, Center for Language Education and Development
Prince George's Community College, MD, USA, 2009
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Language Studies
Virginia International University, VA, USA, 2008
English Language Programs Faculty
Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
Adjunct English Instructor, Continuing Education Department
Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan, 2007-2008
Full-time English Faculty, Practical English Center
Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan, 2006-2007
English Communication Instructor, EFL Program, Center for Liberal Arts
Digital Hollywood University, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2006
Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2004
Lecturer, Department of English Letters; English Extension Program; Language Development & Training Center
Other Teaching Positions
Reve MBA Counseling, Tokyo, Japan, 2006-2007
Graduate Admissions Counselor
British Education Office, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2007
English for Academic Purposes Lecturer
Interschool, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2006
Corporate Training Instructor
EdD Educational Administration and Policy Studies
The George Washington University, USA, 2015
DISSERTATION: Internationalization Policy at the Genba: Exploring the Implementation of Social Science English-Taught Undergraduate Degree Programs in Three Japanese Universities
MA Linguistics (TESOL) (Distinction)
University of Surrey, U.K., 2005
THESIS: Motivational Orientations to Learning English as a Foreign Language: a study of Indonesian university students
BA Honours Modern Languages: German (2:1 Honours)
University of East Anglia, U.K., 1998
Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
Bell Language School, U.K., 1998
Presentations & Events
Presenting about internationalized university classrooms at the APAIE conference on 22nd March 2017
Leading a roundtable about English-medium instruction on 26th November 2016 at the annual Japan Association of Language Teachers conference.
Japanese Universities and the Global Rankings Game
My work featured in the EAIE blog
The September issue of the Journal of Studies in International Education offers an Asian flavour of studies, from China to Japan to an offshore Chinese university in Italy. The studies offer practitioners food for thought on such issues as international student satisfaction, English-medium instruction, international student services, and offshore campus developments.
Blog by By Leasa Weimer
Faculty Development Presentation at Kyorin University
I was delighted to be invited to talk about successful techniques for the English-medium instruction classroom at Kyorin University on 10th June 2016. The new Inokashira campus seems like a wonderful place to study!
My presentation 'Educating Students in Japan as Global Citizens' with Chris Haswell and Akira Kuwamura went off without a hitch at the APAIE conference in Melbourne