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.
(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)
(2018) It's not all about English! The problem of language foregrounding in English-medium programmes in Japan. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, doi: 10.1080/01434632.2018.1551402
(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
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
Updates, Presentations & Events
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!
JapanSIG Reception@NAFSA 2019
Washington DC, May 2019
NAFSA's JapanSIG celebrated it's 30th anniversary at the recent NAFSA conference in Washington DC. We held a reception at the Embassy in Japan and enjoyed great food and networking. With many thanks to Namiko Bagirimvano and Michiyo Fujimoto for a great year together as co-chairs of the JapanSIG.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I recently presented at the March 2019 APAIE conference in KL and had a wonderful time finding out more about current internationalization trends in the Asia Pacific.
Talk for Oxford EMI Training
On 15th March, I was honoured to give a talk about EMI in Japan for EMI faculty trainees at International Christian University
New book series on EMI
2019 Summer Institute on International Education, Japan
26th - 28th August 2019
The symposium will include a keynote speech by distinguished speakers Dr. Darla Deardorff, (AIEA Executive Secretary / Duke University, USA). - "Research to Practice: Using Research to Furtherer International Education "
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Monday August 26 - Wednesday August 28, 2019
Nanzan University, Nagoya
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Apply at the following website by July 26.
Narratives of Female Academics in Japanese Higher Education
18th September 2019 19:00-21:00
Despite the fact that women obtain the majority of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, their under-representation in higher education leadership is a global phenomenon. In Japan, the skewed academic gender balance is recognized as a national problem and the government has set a goal to raise the number of female academics to 30% by 2020. Here, women currently hold 24.8% of full-time university teaching positions. Join three experts in education, gender and teacher identity as they discuss the journeys, trials and successes and uncover the anxieties, discontent, powerlessness, and even despair of both Japanese and foreign women in Japanese higher education. Jennifer Yphantides and Kristie Collins explore to what extent foreign female academics are being welcomed into and succeeding as leaders in Japanese higher education. Jennifer traces the career trajectories of foreign women leaders in TESOL while Kristie chronicles her own long and twisty path to landing a tenured position at a Japanese university. Reiko Yoshihara turns attention to the academic precariat, reporting on the account of a Japanese woman who became a part-time instructor of English in several Japanese universities, left teaching, and subsequently returned to the teaching profession. By situating Japan as being at a unique intersection between a market-based neoliberal society and cultural gender ideology, she sheds light on the issue that women are underestimated in Japanese academia. At the heart of this discussion, the presenters ask, do categories of gender, age, and/or foreign nationality work for or against us?
Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.