Akiko Kawano Jones


1973: Pursued and completed the M.S. degree in Educational Research at Bucknell University

1967: BA, in English Literature at Kobe College, Nishinomiya-City, Hyogo-Prefecture, Japan. Certified to teach English as a second language in Junior High and Senior High in Japan.

Teaching Experience

1991-present: Lecturer of Japanese language at Bowling Green State University

1983-1990: Instructor for Japanese Language at Bowling Green State University 

June - July 1978: Tuba City Intermediate School, Tuba city, AZ.
Remedial Reading Teacher in summer school program

1975 - 1978: Tuba city Intermediate School, Tuba city, AZ.
4th grade teacher for primarily Navajo and Hopi students 

1969 - 1970: Kobe College High School, Nishinomiya-City, Japan.
English teacher

1968 - 1970: Osaka YWCA Institution, Osaka, Japan
English Instructor: taught English conversation to high school students, college students, and business people at the beginning and intermediate level.

1968 - 1970: Kobe College, Nishinomiya-City, Japan.
Assistant to the President (preparing and translation of English language documents)

Academic interests

Methods of language teaching (both English and Japanese as a foreign language)
Comparative Culture studies, comparative studies of educational systems (Japanese - American).