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Bradley Wilson

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Lecturer, Japanese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Bradley Wilson is a lecturer in the School of International Letters and Cultures in the field of Japanese. His research interests include Japanese pedagogy, the study of Japanese popular culture, digital humanities, folklore, and traditional Japanese pastimes.  

After graduating from university, Wilson spent two years teaching English in the southern Japanese countryside in Kagoshima Prefecture as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. During his tenure, he studied Japanese calligraphy and the shamisen, a traditional three-stringed lute.

A member of the School of International Letters and Cultures since 2006, Wilson-sensei, as his students call him, focuses on the instruction of Japanese language, culture, and calligraphy. Additionally, he works with his cohort to improve online teaching methods, incorporation of technology in the classroom, and the development of new curriculum in the Japanese field.

Education
  • M.A. Asian Languages and Civilizations - Japanese, Arizona State University 2008. Thesis: Evolution of a Legend: Portrayal of Abe no Seimei Over Time.
  • B.A. Japanese Language (Magna Cum Laude)Arizona State University 2002
  • B.A. Religious Studies (Magna Cum Laude), Arizona State University 2002
Research Interests

Japanese pedagogy, gaming in education, Onmyodo, Japanese folklore, Japanese calligraphy

Publications

Bradley J. Wilson. “Arizona no sushiya” アリゾナの寿司屋. In Kotoba salon ことばさろん, ed. Furuta Naoko 古田尚子 and Yazaki Yōko 矢崎洋子, pp. (12-13).  Crossworks, 2006.

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 201Second-Year Japanese I
JPN 301Third-Year Japanese I
SLC 394Special Topics
JPN 394Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 102First-Year Japanese II
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 102First-Year Japanese II
JPN 492Honors Directed Study
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 201Second-Year Japanese I
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
JPN 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
JPN 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 102First-Year Japanese II
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 201Second-Year Japanese I
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 102First-Year Japanese II
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 201Second-Year Japanese I
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 201Second-Year Japanese I
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 202Second-Year Japanese II
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 201Second-Year Japanese I
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 101First-Year Japanese I
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 206Japanese Calligraphy
Presentations

Bradley J. Wilson, “Make Your Own JRPG:  Utilizing Game Creation in Language Instruction.”  SILC Learning Support Services Workshop, Tempe, AZ (4/16)

Bradley J. Wilson, “AATJ Annual Business Meeting.”  Arizona Language Association, Fall Conference.  South   Mountain Community College, Phoenix, AZ (10/1/16)

Bradley J. Wilson, “Make Your Own JRPG:  Utilizing Game Creation in Japanese Instruction.”  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference, San Diego, CA (11/21/15)

Bradley J. Wilson, “Promoting Narrative with Digital Storytelling.” Computer Assisted Systems for Teaching & Learning Japanese (CASTEL/J), Honolulu, Hawaii (8/7/15-8/8/15)

Bradley J. Wilson & Miko Foard, 「手作りのシャドーイング教材」(Handmade Shadowing Teaching Materials), Computer Assisted Systems for Teaching & Learning Japanese (CASTEL/J), Honolulu, Hawaii (8/7/15-8/8/15)

Bradley J. Wilson & Miko Foard, “Kakehashi Project @ ASU” Arizona Language Association Fall Conference, Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese Business Meeting, Mesa, Arizona (9/27/14)

Bradley J. Wilson, “Integrating Japanese Popular Culture in the Language Learning Environment.”  Invited speaker for the Northern California Japanese Teachers Association, San Francisco, CA (4/13).

Bradley J. Wilson, “Japanese Popular Culture:  From Interest to Education.”  Invited speaker for the Southern Nevada Japanese Teachers Association, Las Vegas, NV (9/12).

Bradley J. Wilson & Miko Foard, “ePortfolio 2.0+:  Communication Crossing Borders.”  International Conference on Computer Assisted Systems for Teaching & Learning Japanese, Nagoya, Japan (8/12)

Bradley J. Wilson, “Anime Boom:  Teaching and Assessing Japanese Pop Culture.” Southwest Conference on Language Teaching, Phoenix, AZ (4/12)

Bradley J. Wilson & Miko Foard, “ePortfolio:  A Powerful Tool to Acquire Language Proficiency Using Web 2.0.” Southwest Association for Language Learning and Technology Conference, Tempe, AZ (3/12)

Bradley J. Wilson & Miko Foard, “Shadowing to Improve Listening, Speaking, and Grammar.”  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference, Boston, MA (11/10)

Bradley J. Wilson & Miko Foard, “Shadowing to Improve Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation.” Arizona Language Association Conference, Glendale, AZ (10/09)

Bradley J. Wilson & Miko Foard, “Implementing PowerPoint-based e-Portfolios: Study Abroad and Domestic Examples.”  Arizona Language Association Conference, Tucson, AZ (10/07)

Honors / Awards

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program Grant, “Asia Mediated”.  A U.S. Department of Education grant designed to fund our mediated studies modules on the topic of Asia.  (12/16~present)

Kakehashi Project, Chaperone, ASU was selected based upon our strong application to accompany 23 students to Tokyo and Sendai City, Japan on an 11 day study-tour of the city and disaster-affected areas from the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.  All costs were borne by the Japanese government. (7/28/14-8/7/14)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award, Arizona State University, Nomination (2014)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award, Arizona State University, Nomination (2012)

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award (2010)

National Council of Japanese Language Teachers ACTFL Grant (2009)

Outstanding Asian Languages Teaching Assistant (Arizona State University, awarded three times, 2006-2008)

Japanese Kanji Proficiency Test Level 4 (日本漢字能力検定  四級) (2004)

Japanese Calligraphy (Southern Japan Division) Level 3 (南日本書道会  三級) (2004)

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 (日本語能力試験  一級) (2003)

Japan Business Association of Arizona Excellence in Japanese Award (Arizona State University, awarded three times, 1999-2001)

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

First Reader, Honors Thesis Committee, Barrett Honors College thesis of Martin Titus (2017-present); First Reader, Honors Thesis Committee, Barrett Honors College thesis of Hau Nguyen (2017-present); First Reader, Honors Thesis Committee, Barrett Honors College thesis of Kattie Dolan “Culture and Resiliency within Japanese Community Recovery from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami” (2015-2016); First Reader, Honors Thesis Committee, Barrett Honors College thesis of Elliot Amkraut “Traits of Japanese Variety Shows” (2013-2014);

Service

President, Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese (8/14-present). 

Interviewer for Arizona Selection Committee of the JET Program, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interviews potential candidates for the JET Program as a JET alumnus and a university educator.  (2/12-present)

Language Articulation Task Force, Japanese Committee.  Works with other Japanese instructors to determine language learning guidelines for the state of Arizona. (12/09-present)

Arizona Annual Japanese Speech Contest Executive Committee, Prize Division.  Assists with the execution of the annual speech contest.  Specifically, in charge of fund raising for prizes and awards, and their distribution. (4/09-Present)

American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ), member, (8/05-present)

Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ), member, (8/05-present)

Arizona Language Association (AZLA), member, (8/05-present)

National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT), member, (8/05-present) (Organization now defunct)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), member, (8/10-present)