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I grew up in the Western New York area between Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Early teaching experiences included teaching Austrian high school students English using comics at Karl-Fransens Universität Graz, Austria, in 1990-91, and a number of K12 teaching experiences. After earning a Masters at Teachers College Columbia University, I held several academic positions, including seven years in Japan in roles akin to pre-tenure assistant professor, 語学専任講師. I returned to the US to complete a Ph.D. at Indiana University Bloomington in Instructional Systems Technology and then taught at Texas A&M University and The University of Tennessee Knoxville, where I received an award of tenure and promotion letter in July of 2021. The following year I accepted an appointment as an Associate Professor with tenure at International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo.

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Craig D. Howard is Associate Professor at International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo. He earned a Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington and a Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Craig employs methods of discourse analysis and instructional design cases to develop how we support critical discourse in learners engaged in mediated learning environments.

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