In the Age of Contentment
Brian received his Ph.D. in International/Intercultural Education from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California in 2002. His research and studies focused on Educational Policy and Planning, Curriculum Development, Language Acquisition, and Environmental Studies. He also holds a Master’s Degree in TESOL and a Master’s Degree in International Education from USC. He completed his BA in Psychology and English Literature back in the 20th Century at the University of Michigan–Dearborn.
Brian’s career as an educator spans over 35 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, administrator, adviser, curriculum planner and researcher. His experience includes teaching at universities and graduate schools in California, South Korea and Japan. As a teacher trainer, he has participated in seminars for the Korean National University of Education, the EPIK program and the Kanagawa Board of Education. Currently, Brian teaches courses in Academic Writing, Business Communication in English and Global Issues: Wealth and Poverty at Tama University’s School of Global Studies in Kanagawa, Japan. At SGS, he has held administrative positions as Chair of the Faculty Development Committee and Director of the Academic English Program. He also teaches courses in Cross-Cultural Communication (Pragmatics), Professional Communication and Thesis Research as a Visiting Professor at Takushoku University’s Graduate School of Language Education in Tokyo, Japan.
Brian, his lovely wife Jasmen, and their adorable son Elijah live in Yokohama where they enjoy a simple life full of contentment. They often travel in the Philippines and other Asian countries when work and pandemics do not interfere with life. As Brian is entering the autumn of his life, he enjoys sharing exaggerated stories from his springtime years with those who have the charity to listen. Some of those stories, especially those about rebellious spirits oozing with fervid impetuosity, may weave themselves into the fabric of future fictional writings. Currently, he dreams of retiring to a relaxed life of mango hunting on tropical islands and trying to become a real writer before the end of his second fifty.
These buttons are links to Brian’s ESL/EFL websites that have excellent resources for English language teachers and English language learners! Contact Brian at: admin[at]brianenglish[dot]net