Academic Experience

Over 20 years experience teaching overseas in both Japan and China in a broad range of ESL subjects to both university students and professional, upper management business personnel

Teaching specialties include: creative writing instruction, listening methodology, persuasive public speaking, positive cross-cultural communicative skills, concise vocabulary acquisition, directed writing skills for publication, curriculum development and administration of academic testing.


Professional Employment History

2005 to present

Freelance writer, Whatcom Independent, Bellingham, WA, USA

2003 to 2005

Keller Williams Realty, Bellingham, WA, USA

2003 to 2005

Klepinger and Associates, Bellingham, WA, USA

1980 to 2003

University Adjunct Professor, Nagoya, Japan

1980 to 2003

Mutual Trading Company, President, Nagoya, Japan


Professional Development

  • Past candidate for U.S. Congress, Second Congressional District, State of Washington
  • Notary Public, Sate of Washington
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of Washington
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of California
  • Licensed Private Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration


Academic Education /Certificates

Master of Arts Degree

Education major (Supervision and Administration, San Jose State University, Mott Foundation Distinguished Fellowship Grant for Academic Excellence

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Political Science (major); Speech Communication (minor)
San Jose State University

Foreign Expert’s Certificate

State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs,
People’s Republic of China


Military Service

United States Army, assigned with 5th Special Forces (Airborne), Staff Judge Advocate Office, Republic of South Vietnam, 1966-1968


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Academic publications

  • The Australian/Japanese Homestay Program, La Trobe University Press, Victoria, Australia, 1996
  • How to Conduct a Successful Japanese ESL Overseas Homestay Program: Basic Concepts and Strategies, Journal of Sugiyama University, Journal of Sugiyama University, Nagoya, Japan, 1995
  • A Basic Guideline for Teaching Effective Public Speaking to ESL Students, Journal of Sugiyama University, Nagoya, Japan, 1994
  • Intensive English Vocabulary Building as a Method for Improving Total English Comprehension, Journal of Sugiyama University, Nagoya, Japan, 1993


Research interests

Curriculum development, teacher training, ESL workshop presentations and proper oral presentation skills, ESL debate, and applied strategies in critical thinking


Personal interests

Music and art appreciation, reading, writing both fiction and nonfiction for publication, freelance writer, traveling, furniture refinishing, language acquisition, classic movies and films, politics, international relations, wine tasting, walking, writing poetry and song writing