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R.   J e f f r e y   B l a i r

1-63-2 Nishino-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Japan 456-0063

Ph. (052) 682-5957 jeffreyb (at) dpc.aichi-gakuin.ac.jp
(080) 6912-5957 i-luv-rgc.4567 (at) s6.dion.ne.jp

http:// www3.aichi-gakuin.ac.jp/ ~jeffreyb/ resume.html

Nationality: American and Irish.
Visa status in Japan: Permanent resident since 1983.

EDUCATION
MA in ESL, University of Hawaii, Dec. 1996.
BS in History, California Institute of Technology, June 1978.
Japanese language, University of Hawaii, 1977.
Japanese history, University of Hawaii, 1974.

SKILLS
Microsoft word, Excel, and Html documents (webpages).
Fortran and BASIC programming.
Abacus, 3rd class certificate, Japan, 1983.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008 to
present
 
 
Full-time Foreign Instructor
Aichi Gakuin University
Division of General Studies
1-100 Kusumoto-cho, Chikusa
Nagoya, Japan 464-8650
  Has been teaching courses in oral and written English, English conversation through music and about the news, medical English for students of pharmacology, and a seminar on the history selected foreign countries. Maintains an extensive website of educational materials.
1999 to
2008
 
 
Full-time Foreign Instructor
Aichi Gakuin University
Junior College Division
1-100 Kusumoto-cho, Chikusa
Nagoya, Japan 464-8650
  Taught courses in speaking, reading, English through music, medical English for dental students, and an academic research seminar.

Helped write and mark entrance exams, advised a student club, and gave sample lessons at high schools.

1996 to
1999
 
 
Full-time Foreign Instructor
Aichi Gakuin Junior College
1-100 Kusumoto-cho, Chikusa
Nagoya, Japan 464-8650
  Taught courses in speaking, reading, English through music, medical English, and an academic research seminar.

Supervised TOEFL exams. Helped write and mark entrance exams.


1993-95
 
 
 
Instructor (part-time)
English Foundations Program
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop St., Honolulu, HI, USA 96813
  Prepared and taught ESL classes in grammar and academic writing and a university class in composition to numerous adult students from throughout Asia and a few European students.
1990-92
 
 
Administrative/Materials Coordinator
Nagoya YMCA College of English
2-5-29 Kamimaezu, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460
  Organized monthly coordinators' and faculty meetings. Was responsible for orienting and advising new instructors.

Was in charge of school library, LL software library, and teachers' resource library.

1985-92
 
Program Coordinator for Adult Courses
Nagoya YMCA College of English
  Had complete responsibility for course design, lesson plans, testing schedules, teacher supervision, students' evaluations and promotions for 9 levels, basic to advanced.
1985-92
 
 
Instructor (part-time)
Meijo University, College of Science and Technology
1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tenpaku, Nagoya 468
  Was responsible for course design, lectures, discussion, and examinations in English conversation for 4th year students.
1982-86
 
Language Laboratory Coordinator
Nagoya YMCA College of English
  Was in charge of LL software library. Designed a simple computer program to keep track of software utilization.
1978-92
 
Full-time Instructor
Nagoya YMCA College of English
  Prepared and taught classes in English conversation to a variety of age groups and levels: school children, high school and college students, and adults.

Was responsible for course design and conducting lectures, discussion, and examinations for junior college level courses in conversation, reading, writing, American society, U.S. history, and Japanese history.

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Blair, J. (2008a). Storing and Accessing Declarative Knowledge. Ergo: In commemoration of the Department of English Communication, pp. 220-225.

Blair, J. (2008b). Repression, Protest, and Tragedy: The Rowlatt Agitation of 1919. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 16, pp. 25-40.

Blair, J. (2007). Limits on and Consequences of Human Population Growth. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 15, pp. 49-61.

Blair, J. (2006a). Using Images Posted on the World Wide Web. Kanka-shu: In commemoration of the 55th year of the Department of Human Culture, pp. 209-221 [364-352].

Blair, J. (2005). Spoilers and the Two-Party Myth. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 13, pp. 142-153.

Blair, J. (2006b). Approval Voting: A Simple Solution to the Third Party Spoiler Effect. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 14, pp. 29-40.

Blair, J. (2004a). Ordering and buying books. In Bamford, J. & Day, R. R. (Eds., 2004). Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language , Chap. 2.13. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 44-46.

Blair, J. (2004b). High School Physics Revisited: Weight and Mass from a Linguistic Point of View. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 12, pp. 106-124.

Blair, J. (2003a). Research and Process Writing on the Internet. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 11, pp. 94-106.

Blair, J. (2003b). Internet Research in the EFL Classroom. Paper presented to Japan Association for Language Teachers (JALT '03) November 23, Shizuoka, Japan.

    Blair, J. (2004c). Internet Research in the EFL Classroom. On JALT 2003, Conference Proceedings, pp. 638-644.

Blair, J. (1999b). Judicial Language Policy in the United States and Choice of Language: A Review of Federal Case Law. Paper presented at 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA '99) August 2, Tokyo, Japan.

Blair, J. (2001a). Repressive Laws, Language Crimes, and Other Linguistic Misbehavior. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 9, pp. 204-220.

Blair, J. (2001b). Language Crimes and Other Linguistic Misbehavior. Guided discussion at 3rd Pan-Asian Conference on English as an Asian Language (JALT, ThaiTESOL, KoreaTESOL, and ETA-ROC with FEELTA, TESOL, and IATEFL) November 23, Kokura, Japan.

Blair, J. (2002b). The Burden of Babel in Government. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 10, pp. 100-117.

Blair, J. (1999a). In Opposition to the Japanese Internment: The A.C.L.U. During World War II. The Faculty Journal of Aichi Gakuin Junior College, 7, pp. 182-208.

Blair, J. (2000). Fighting the Japanese Internment in Federal Court: The A.C.L.U. During World War II. The Faculty Journal of the Junior College Division of Aichi Gakuin University, 8, pp. 84-105.

Blair, J. (1998). Parsing as one component of the L2 English interlanguage system. The Faculty Journal of Aichi Gakuin Junior College, 6, pp. 120-134.

Blair, J. (1997). The role of English and other foreign languages in Japanese society. The Faculty Journal of Aichi Gakuin Junior College, 5, pp. 74-86.

    Reprinted in The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. III, No. 7, July 1997 at http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/Articles/Blair-EngJpn.html.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Japan Association of College Teachers, member.
Japan Association of Language Teachers, member.
University of Hawaii--Department of ESL Alumni Association, president.

HOBBIES

Computers and the Internet.
Guitar and trumpet.
Sports and dancing.


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