Professor Steve Cornwell
Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MATESOL Programme for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the Programme since its inception. He is involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (an affiliate of IAFOR) severing on its National Board of Directors (Director of Programme); his duties involve working with a volunteer team of 50+ to put on JALT’s annual, international conference each fall. Most recently, since 2012 he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension Programme geared at alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum. This year he is serving as country coordinator for Teachers Helping Teachers’ Bangladesh Team. Teachers Helping Teachers is a special interest group of JALT and has been working closely with the Bangladesh English Language Teaching Association (BELTA) for several years jointly putting on professional development events for English teachers in Bangladesh. An American who has made Osaka his home, Professor Cornwell first became involved with IAFOR as a featured speaker at the first ACE conference in 2009, and has gradually become more involved in the organisation. Now, in his capacity of Local Conference Chair, he assists in the logistical and administrative side of every event.
Professor Cornwell gave this Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014 in Osaka, Japan.