Annette Bradford, (Ed.D Educational Administration and Policy Studies), adjunct fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan, is recognized for her work in the internationalization of higher education, particularly as it relates to Japan.
Annette has published extensively on International Higher Education, and has presented her research at conferences in Asia, Europe and the U.S. She is active in several professional organizations, having recently completed a two-year term as Co-Chair of the Japan Special Interest Group of NAFSA, Association of International Educators and currently serving as a founding committee member of the ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) East Asia chapter.
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 twenty years and am currently an adjunct fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan, and education and policy advisor for the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies.
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 looks at the internationalization of higher education, especially English-medium instruction and international student exchange and at the benefits that student mobility can bring to national policy objectives. As an associate professor at Meiji University in Tokyo, I taught internationally-oriented courses and led field study and study abroad programs. I have also completed a non-resident fellowship at The Pacific Forum CSIS and a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellowship in Japan. Previously, I 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 Ed.D 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.
Updates, Presentations & Events
Call for Chapter Proposals
Japan Internationalization Update: New voices in higher education
Are you an early-career researcher currently examingin higher education internationalization in Japan? We are seeking chapter proposals for a new book on that topic. Please see the call for proposals here
Editors: Annette Bradford (Temple university Japan Campus)
Howard Brown (The University of Niigata Prefecture)
Castellón de la Plana, Spain, October 2019
We had a great few days discussing the integration of content and language in Spain this October.
University of Tartu Conference and Doctoral School
Tartu, Estonia, September 2019
I was honoured to speak at the University of Tartu's conference on the information society and enjoyed a few days of networking building and research collaboration.
Summer Institute on International Education Japan
Nagoya, August 2019
We spent a great two and a half days at Nanzan University in Nagoya discussing professionalism in international education. During the institute the past and present NAFSA JapanSIG co-chairs had a chance to catch up to share expertise and news of the SIG's upcoming plans.
A busy June weekend!
The weekend of 7-9th June was a busy one for me in the world of international higher ed. On Friday, I moderated an excellent talk at Temple University, Japan by the well-known Dr. Rahul Choudaha who shared his thoughts on student mobility. On Saturday, I presented a poster at the excellent Lakeland University Conference on Global Higher Education, and then on Sunday I attended the Japan Comparative Education Society conference at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. I topped off the weekend helping the new NAFSA JapanSIG leaders Mina Mizumatsu and Mike Matsuno plan for the year ahead!
Book series on EMI
(2018) Teaching subject-content through English: CLIL and EMI courses in the Japanese university. In P. Wadden & C.C. Hale (Eds.), Teaching English at Japanese Universities: A New Handbook. New York: Routledge, 103-108 (with H. Brown )
(2017) Introduction: English-medium instruction in Japanese higher education. In A. Bradford & H. Brown (Eds.), English-medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, xvii-xxiii (with H. Brown)
(2017) ROAD-MAPPING English-medium instruction in Japan. In A. Bradford & H. Brown (Eds.), English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 3-13 (with H. Brown)
(2017) Final thoughts: Have we seen this before? The information technology parallel. In A. Bradford & H. Brown (Eds.), English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 283-288 (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
International Symposium on Engagement in Higher Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences of Universities in East Asia
23rd November 2019
Hosted by the Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University.
Please kindly find the details below. Everyone is warmly welcome to join the symposium and the discussion!
Look forward to seeing you at Tohoku University.
November 23, 2019, 13:00-19:00 (Students’ poster session starts at 12:15)
Meeting Hall (11F), Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University (Kawauchi Campus, 27-1, Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576) https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/japanese/profile/campus/01/kawauchi/
In 2015, the member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to fulfilling these goals for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. An equal and quality higher education is not only one of the targets for SDGs but also a means for the achievement of other goals of SDGs. There is an increasing number of universities which committed their efforts for SDGs. Nevertheless, such initiatives, particularly in teaching and learning at universities, have not been sufficiently shared and discussed. Tohoku University has launched various initiatives which have been closely connected with the fulfillment of the SDGs. Graduate School of Education, as a part of Tohoku University, would like to take the initiatives to enhance our engagement in teaching and learning for sustainable development goals.
l Share experiences of construction education for sustainable development in East Asian Universities
l Enhance understanding of the possibilities and challenges for engaging in education for sustainable development at universities in East Asia
l Explore possibilities of collaboration for education for sustainable development among universities in East Asia.
7th Annual New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference (hosted by the British Council)
8-9th December 2019
New Directions is a conference for English Language Assessment specialists in connection with academia, policy and practice; showcasing innovative approaches and research locally, regionally and internationally.
・Date: December 7th (Sat) – 9th (Mon), 2019
・Venue: Pacifico Yokohama and Yokohama National University
・Organizer: British Council
・Supported by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan (MEXT)
●December 7th (Sat): New Directions 2019 pre-event workshops
Venue: Yokohama National University
●December 8th (Sun) and 9th (Mon)： New Directions 2019
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama
More details about the whole program can be found here:
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Adjunct Fellow, 2016-present
Temple University Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Special Advisor for Education and Policy, 2016-present
Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, 2014-2019
Associate Professor, School of Business Administration (2017-2019)
Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration (2014-2017)
Member, Research Institute International Education/Research Institute of International and Diversity 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
Sasakawa Peace Foundation Non-Resident Fellow, 2013-2016
Pacific Forum CSIS, Honolulu, Hawaii
Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan, 2013–2014
Research Institute of International Education (RIIE), Meiji University, and the TOMODACHI Initiative at the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
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