Professor Nakayasu has two specialities: linguistics and English language education. Her research on linguistics is mainly concerned with semantics, pragmatics, historical pragmatics, English-Japanese contrastive linguistics, with primary interests on tense, aspect and modality. She is currently working on the spatio-temporal systems in the history of English. Her interests in English language education are teaching methodology and curriculum development.
Associate Professor Michael Paul Johnson
Associate Professor Johnson's main area of research focuses on motivation, instructional design, and student engagement.
Senior Assistant Professor Michael C. Boyce
Senior Assistant Professor Boyce's current research interests include conflict resolution, adaptive leadership, organizational and systems theories, service-learning, internationalization, and the conditions of adjunct faculty in higher education institutions.
Assistant Professor Sean Thornton
Assistant Professor Thornton is presently attempting to conclude a research project about CLIL & compulsory English courses at university level. For future research he is exploring possibilities relating to Medical English and particularly the 2nd language need of doctors & nurses.