Annette Bradford, (Ed.D Educational Administration and Policy Studies) is recognized for her work in the internationalization of higher education, particularly as it relates to Japan.
As Oxford EMI Associate, 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, Annette promotes professional development for English-medium Instruction (EMI) and advocates for study abroad and intercultural learning.
Annette publishes on international higher education, and has presented her research at conferences in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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 active in several professional organizations. I am currently a board member of the ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) Association and a founding committee member of the ICLHE East Asia chapter. In 2019, I completed a two-year term as Co-Chair of the Japan Special Interest Group of NAFSA, Association of International Educators.
I am interested in the internationalization of higher education and the crossing of cultural boundaries. Much of my work focuses on Japan, a country that I've had the fortune of living in multiple times since 1998. My research particularly looks at English-medium instruction and student mobility, and at the benefits these 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 completed fellowships with the Council on Foreign Relations and Pacific Forum CSIS, working on Japan-U.S. education issues. 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.
New Research Project
I'm happy to be part of the research team for a new research project with YCAPS and JITTI. The project focuses on best practices for Indo-Pacific maritime security capacity building. More details can be found here: https://www.ycaps.org/blog/ycaps-launches-research-studies-on-maritime-security-capacity-building-best
New Book Chapter
I have a new book chapter entitled "EME in Japan: ROAD-MAPPING the Promises Made to Students" in Emma Dafouz and Ute Smt's new volume Researching English-Medium Higher Education. The volume explores practical uses for Dafouz and Smit's ROADMAPPING framework - A must read for EMI/EME researchers! It is available for purchase here: https://www.routledge.com/Researching-English-Medium-Higher-Education-Diverse-Applications-and-Critical/Dafouz-Smit/p/book/9781032045757
ICLHE Conference 2022
Maastricht University - October 2022
It was wonderful to meet in-person after three years at the ICLHE conference in Maastricht!
Guest Lecture for Oxford EMI Online Faculty Training
I enjoyed giving a guest lecture for the participants of Oxford EMI's training course in September. As always, the participants were very engaged and asked great questions. They were from Taiwan and Japan and I learned a lot of things new to me about Taiwan's current push for EMI.
If you'd like to learn more about upcoming courses, visit: www.oxfordemi.co.uk
Article about Professional Development across Nations
I've been working on a cross-national study of professional development in EMI with Seonmin Park and Howard Brown for the past couple of years. Our article "Professional development in English-medium instruction: faculty attitudes in South Korea and Japan" has been published in the
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. You can download a copy here.
EMI Professional Development Study Published
Howard Brown and I recently published our study, "Faculty Perspectives on Professional Development and Certification for English-medium Instruction Programs in Japan", in the Nagoya Journal of Higher Education. It's available here.
Books and Book Series
Routledge Focus on English Medium Instruction in Higher Education
Between 2017 and 2022, Howard Brown from the University of Niigata Prefecture and I were editors a of short-form book series for Routledge.
Titles in the series include:
Input in English-medium Instruction,
edited by Francesca Costa & Cristina Mariotti
Researching English-medium Higher Education: Diverse applications and critical evaluations of the ROAD-MAPPING Framework,
edited by Emma Dafouz & Ute Smit
Supporting EMI Students Outside of the Classroom: Evidence from Japan,
by Rachael Ruegg
Student Motivation in English-medium Instruction: Empricial studies in a Japanese university,
by Naoko Kojima
The Secret Life of English-medium Instruction in Higher Education: Examining microphenomena in context,
edited by David Block & Sarah Khan
(2023) EME in Japan: ROAD-MAPPING the Promises Made to Students. In E. Dafouz & U. Smit (Eds.), English-medium Education Across Multilingual University Settings: Applications and critical evaluations of the ROAD-MAPPING framework. Routledge
(2020) Internationalizing Japan's Undergraduate Education through English-medium Instruction. In S. Dimova & J. Kling (Eds.), Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Universities. Springer.
(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)
(2018) 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)
(2018) 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)
(2018) 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)
Articles & Commentaries
(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
(2021) A Review of Emma Dafouz & Ute Smit. 2020. ROAD-MAPPING English Medium Education in the Internationalised University. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Alicante Journal of English Studies 34:221-224
(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
Oxford EMI Associate, 2020-present
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)
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
Japanese Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research (B), 2020-2024
An investigation of the post-graduation outcomes of English-medium instruction (EMI) programs in Japanese universities
with Howard Brown (PI) (University of Niigata Prefecture) and Shingo Hanada (Toyo University)
Project number: 20H01698
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
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
20-21 July 2023
The 69th TEFLIN International Conference in conjunction with the 3rd English Education International Conference, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 22nd-24th September 2023
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