Current Position

Lead Researcher and Writer
Associate Professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology

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Areas of Research

Robert Long has published various articles in pragmatics, discourse analysis, and fluency as well as various kinds of EFL textbooks. He has also been active in JALT as a past Language Teacher and Conference proceedings editor, and is currently on the TLT editorial review board. He is also involved in student exchanges and curriculum development.

Educational Background

Specialist Degree 

Multilingual-Multicultural Education Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida,1993.

Master’s 

English Education, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, 1983.

Bachelor’s 

English Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1981.

Grants

Focusing on Fluency: Correlating Fluency and Syntactical Complexity Rates with TOEIC Scores

Time Period: 2012-2014

Research Number:00284589

Grant number 17104

Investigating Fluency and Dysfluency in Gendered Discourse

Time Period:2015-2017

Research Number: 00284589

Grant number: 24520626

Textbooks

2015. Connections: Understanding Social and Cultural Issues. Third Edition. Perceptia Press. ISBN: 4-939130-91-6 [In press]2014. Reaching Out: A Textbook for Developing English Conversation Skills. Previously entitled, Reaching For Basic Comprehension. Second Edition. Perceptia Press. ISBN: 9-784939-130755

2013. Above the Glass Ceiling: Contemporary Women Leaders [Course book & work book]. Masako Eguchi & Robert Long. Lulu Press

2012. Science Avenue. Seibido Press. ISBN: 978-4-7919-1283-4

2010. Reaching Out: A Textbook for Developing English Conversation Skills. Previously entitled, Reaching For Basic Comprehension. Perceptia Press. ISBN: 4-939130-92-4

2010. Technical Matrix II. Perceptia Press. ISBN: 978-1-4116-8395-2

2010. Stepping Out into Cross Cultural Interactions, Second Edition. Perceptia Press. ISBN: 978-1-4116-4698-3

2009. Connections: Understanding Social and Cultural Issues. Perceptia Press. ISBN: 4-939130-91-6

2009. Explaining It All: Discussing Japanese Culture in English. Lulu Press. 

2010. The Culture Compass, Second Edition. Lulu Press. ISBN 1-4116-4484-0 Lulu Press.

2008. The Technical Matrix. Perceptia Press. Second Edition. Perceptia Press. ISBN: 4-939130-93-2

2006. Reflections on Social and Environmental Issues. Seibido Publishers. ISBN: 4-7919-0544-X

2005. Crossing Over: Exploring Japanese Culture and Life Through English. Lulu Press. ISBN: 1-4116-2803-9

2002. Critical Insight on Contemporary Issues. Seibido Publishers. ISBN4-7919-1 C1082

1998. The Science Navigator, Asahi Publishers; ISBN: 4-255-15306-X C1082

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

49. Fluency and Dysfluency in Same-sex Interactions: Preliminary Results. Paper presented at International Journal of Arts and Sciences, FWWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW, Vienna, April 17 – 21, 2016.

48. Gendered Fluency and Dysfluency: Preliminary Findings. Paper presented at the IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning 2016, Dubai, UAE. February 27-29, 2016.

47. Distinguishing Key Parameters of Fluency and Dysfluency over Increasing Levels of Proficiency. Paper presented at the International Academic Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (IAC-SSaH), Prague, Czech Republic. November 14, 2014.

46. 大学生のグローバル化像に関する検討. Paper presented at第63回九州地区大学一般教育研究協議会の系列別部会(教授法・カリキュラム部会、2014年9月6日. 九州大学、糸島キャンパス

45. Understanding Fluency through Dysfluency: Comparing EFL Learners with Native Speakers. Paper presented at the International Journal of Arts and Science. Valletta, Malta. March 6, 2014.

44. Comparing EFL Learners and Native Speaker Fluency. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Language and Communication: Innovative Inquiries and Emerging Paradigms in Language, Media and Communication. Bangkok City, Thailand. December 12-13, 2013.

43. Complexity and Fluency Indicators of Good Speakers. Paper presented at JALT2013, Kobe, Japan. October 25-28, 2013.

42. Differences in Lexical and Syntactical Complexity in Japanese Students’ Monologues and Dialogues. Paper presented at Language, Individual & Society 7th International Conference in Sunny, Beach, Bulgaria, September 7 – 10th, 2013.

41. The Impact of Feedback on Lexical Complexity in English Compositions. Paper presented at KASELE 2012, in Nagasaki, Japan, December 8, 2012.

40. ETS’s Criterion OnLine Writing Program. Paper presented at JALT2012 Conference, at Hamamatsu, Japan, in ACT City, October 12-15, 2012.

39. Evaluating Writing Skills and Teacher Feedback Using an Online Writing Program. Paper presented at the 40th KASELE conference, at Miyazaki University, December, 10, 2011.

38. Examining Novice-level Speaker Fluency in Student Monologues. Paper presented at the 37th JASELE conference in Yamagata University, Yamagata-city, Japan, August 20-21, 2011.

37. Student Proficiency over a School Term: Actual Gains in Fluency and Accuracy. Paper presented at the 39th KASELE Conference, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan, December 12, 2010.

36. Creativity: A Review of Theories and Applications. Paper presented at the 36th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning, Nagoya, Japan, November 19-22, 2010.

35. Novice-level Speaker Fluency: Examining Pauses and Fillers in Student Monologues. Paper Presented at the 36th JASELE conference, Osaka, Japan, August 8th, 2010

34. Pausology and Interview Questions: A Case Study. Paper Presented at the 38th KASELE conference, Naha, Okinawa, Japan. November 22nd, 2009.

33. Intercultural Knowledge and Competency: Student Strengths and Weaknesses. Paper Presented at the 37th KASELE conference, Fukuoka city, Japan, November 23, 2008.

32. The Discourse Markers of Intercultural Dilemmas. Paper presented at the 33rd Japan Society of English Language Education / KASELE Conference. Oita-city, Japan. August 4t, 2007.

31. The Language and Pragmatics of Sexual Harassment. Paper presented at the 32nd JALT International Conference. Kitakyushu-city, Japan, November 5, 2006.

30. The Discourse Markers of Conflict Resolution. Paper presented at the 35th Annual KASELE Conference. Saga City, Japan, November 27, 2006.

29. Internationalized? Stories of How International Exchange Programs affect Japanese Students. Paper presented with Dennis Woolbright at the 31st JALT International Conference. Shizuoka, Japan, October 10, 2005.

28. Learning about Conflicts and Cultural Dilemmas. Paper presented at the 31st JALT International Conference. Shizuoka, Japan, October 9, 2005.

27.  “Japanese Students’ Reflections and Advice based on their Study Abroad Program.” (2005) Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki. Paper presented at Miyazaki, Japan, December, 2005.

26. Helping Exchange Students Respond to Intercultural Conflicts and Dilemmas. Paper presented at the Kitakyushu JALT Chapter. Kitakyushu-city, Japan, July, 9, 2005.

25. The Perlocutionary Effects of Complaints in Conflict Talk. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual KASELE Regional Conference. Nagasaki, Japan, December 5, 2004.

24. Internationalized? A Case Study of How International Exchange Programs Change Japanese. Paper presented at JALT 30th Annual International Conference. Nara, Japan, November, 21, 2004.

23. Case Study: How an Exchange Program Affects Student Perceptions. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual KASELE Regional Conference. Miyazaki, Japan, November 30, 2003.

22. Using Student Errors to teach Grammar. Paper presented at JACET Chubu Chapter 2002 Colloquium at Chukyo University. Nagoya, Japan, March 1, 2003.

21. Using Pragmatic Tasks to Better Understand Student Errors. Paper presented at the 31st Annual KASELE Regional Conference. Kagoshima, Japan, December 8, 2002.

20. Crossing Over: Implementing Pragmatic Tasks. Paper present at PAC3 at JALT2001 International 27th Conference. Kitakyushu, Japan, November 25, 2001.

19. Pragmatic Tasks with a Purpose. Paper presented at JALT Kobe Chapter. Kobe, Japan, April 22, 2001. Using Interactive Gambits in the Classroom. Paper presented at the JALT 26th Annual Conference. Shizuoka, Japan. November 3, 2001.

18. “Making Your Class More Interactive through Strategic Interactions.” Paper presented at the Miyazaki JALT Chapter, Miyazaki, Japan, April, 2000.

17. “Designing Interactive Gambits.”  Paper presented at the Kitakyushu JALT Chapter, Kitakyushu, Japan, December, 1999.

16. “Technical English or English for Technologists.” Joint paper accepted and presented at the 15th Annual JACET Kyushu-Okinawa Conference, Miyazaki, Japan, November, 1999.

15. “20/20 Hindsight: Teacher Change and Advice.” Paper accepted and presented at the 24th National JALT Conference, Maebashi, Japan, October, 1999.

14. “Writing Exciting Cross-cultural Class Activities.” Workshop at the 24th National JALT Conference, Maebashi, Japan, October, 1999.

13. “Pooling teachers’ Insights.” Joint paper accepted and presented at the Kitakyushu JALT chapter, Kitakyushu, Japan, December, 1998.

12. “Surveying Student Perceptions, Expectations and Attitudes.” Joint paper accepted and presented at 14th Annual JACET Kyushu-Okinawa Conference, Okinawa, Japan, October-November, 1997.

11. “Surveying Student Motivations and Anxiety.” Joint paper accepted and presented at the 22nd JALT International Conference, Hamamatsu, Japan, October, 1997.

10. “Fostering Fluency Through Intensive Verbal Courses.” Joint workshop held at the 22nd National JALT convention, Hamamatsu, Japan, October, 1997.

9. “Assessing Creativity and the EFL Curriculum.” Paper accepted and presented at the Kitakyushu JALT Affiliate, Kitakyushu-City, Japan, May 1997.

8. “Developing Reflections through Personal Teaching Philosophies.” Paper accepted and presented at the 31st International TESOL conference, Orlando, Florida, March 1997.

7. “College Student Attitudes: A Case Study.” Paper accepted and presented at the 21st National JALT conference, Hiroshima, Japan, November 1996.

6. “Designing Activities to Elicit Creative Responses.” Paper accepted and presented at the 21st National JALT Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, November 1996.

5. “Creativity and the EFL curriculum.” Paper accepted and presented at the Ishikawa JALT Affiliate, Kanazawa, Japan, January 1996.

4. “Developing Curricular Guidelines: Concerns, Goals, Process, Product, and Review.” Paper accepted and to be presented at the 29th TESOL International Convention, Long Beach, California, March 1995.

3. “Attaining Conversational Fluency through Strategic Competence.” Paper presented at TESOL Southeast Regional Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, October 1992.

2. “The Video Library: A Systematic Approach to Listening Instruction.” Paper presented TESOL Southeast Regional Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, October 1992.

1. “Discourse Analysis: Strategic Competence in Discourse, Theory, Instruction.” Paper presented at NAFSA/TESOL Regional Convention, Louisville, Kentucky, October 1990.

Publications

43. Fluency and Dysfluency in Same-sex Interactions: Preliminary Results. (2016) Proceedings for the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference. In press.

42. Gendered Fluency and Dysfluency: Preliminary Findings. (2016). Proceedings for the IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning, ISSN: 2189-1044, 91 – 108.

41. 大学生のグローバル化像に関する検討, (2014). Honda Itsuo & Robert Long. Proceedings for 第63回九州地区大学一般教育研究協議会の系列別部会, 172-179.

40. “Distinguishing Key Parameters of Fluency and Dysfluency over Increasing Levels of Proficiency.” (2014). Proceedings for the International Academic Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (IAC-SSaH), 254 – 281.

39. “An Essay about KIT Students’ Views of Globalization and their Suggestions for Education.” 大学生のグローバル化像に関する考察, Honda Itsuo & Robert Long. Kyushu Institute of Technology Bulletin, 九州工業大学における学生調査をもとにMarch, 2014, Vol, 62, 69-85.

38. “Understanding Fluency through Dysfluency: Comparing EFL Learners with Native

Speakers.” International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) 2014 Proceedings 7(6), 61-80.

37. “Comparing EFL Learners and Native Speaker Fluency.” The 5th International Conference on Language and Communication 2013 Proceedings, 14-34. Robert Long & Masatoshi Tabuki.

36. “Complexity and Fluency Indicators of “Good” Speakers.” Robert Long. JALT2013 Proceedings, 163-175. 

35. “Differences in Lexical and Syntactical Complexity in Japanese Students’ Monologues and Dialogues.” Robert Long and Masatoshi Tabuki, (2013). Journal of International Scientific Publications: Language, Individual & Society, 7(1), Part 1. 292-302.

34. “A Review of ETS’s Criterion Online Writing Program for Student Compositions.” Robert Long. The Language Teacher, 37, 3, 13- 20.

33. “The Impact of Feedback on Lexical Complexity in English Compositions.” Robert Long and Masatoshi Tabuki, 2013 KASELE Bulletin, 41, 19-27.

32. “A Longitudinal Study of Novice-level Changes in Fluency and Accuracy in Student Monologues,” (2012), Robert Long, English Language Teaching, 5, 10, 129-137.

31. “Evaluating Writing Skills and Teacher Feedback Using an Online Writing Program.” (2012). Robert Long & Masatoshi Tabuki, 2012 KASELE Bulletin, 40, 69-76.

30. “Understanding Fluency in Novice Level Speakers,” (2011). Robert Long & Masatoshi Tabuki, The Language Teacher, 35, 6, 13-20.

29. “Student Progress in Fluency and Grammatical Accuracy Over a School Term.” (2011). Robert Long and Masatoshi Tabuki. KASELE Bulletin, 39, 53-60.

28. “Exploring Pragmatic Irritability through Offensive Internet Forum Postings.” (2010). Robert Long and Chris O’Sullivan. Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Bulletin, Vol, 59, 53-65.

27. “Pausology and Interview Questions: A Case Study.” (2010). Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki, KASELE Bulletin, 38, 93-101

26. “Intercultural Knowledge and Competency: Student Strengths and Weaknesses.” (2009). Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki, KASELE Bulletin, 37, 149-158.

25.  “The Discourse Markers of Intercultural Dilemmas.” (2008). Masatoshi Tabuki, Robert Long, KASELE Bulletin, 36, 19-32.

24.  “Classroom Placement, Teachers’ Instructing Behavior, and Student Morale.” (2007). Robert Long, Hiroshi Inoue, Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Bulletin, Vol. 56, 35-47.

23.  “The Discourse Markers of Conflict Resolution.” (2007). Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki. KASELE Bulletin, 36, 19-32.

22. “The Language and Pragmatics of Sexual Harassment,” JALT 2006 Proceedings, Robert Long, Anne Howard, http://jalt-publications.org/archive/proceedings/2006/E103.pdf, p. 144 – 150.

21.  “Japanese Students’ Reflections and Advice based on their Study Abroad Program.” (2005) Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki, KASELE Bulletin, 34, 71-80.

20. “Learning about Conflicts and Cultural Dilemmas.” Robert Long. JALT 2005 Proceedings, 74-91. http://jalt-publications.org/archive/proceedings/2005/E124.pdf

19.  “The Perlocutionary Effects of Complaints in Conflict Talk.” (2004) Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki, KASELE Bulletin, 33, 75-84.

18.  Exploring Teacher’s Leadership Behavior and Morale through Student Attitudes. Robert Long, Hiroshi Inoue, (2004), Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Bulletin, 52, Japanese Students’ Reflections and Advice based on their Study Abroad Program1-20.

17.  “How an Exchange Program Affects Student Perceptions.” (2003). Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki. KASELE Bulletin, 32, 69-76.

16.  “Internationalized? A Case Study of How International Exchange Programs Change Japanese Students. Perceptions.” Robert Long. The Proceedings of JALT 2004, 199-217. ISBN: 4-901352-15-6.

15.  “Degrees of Difficulty: Student Perceptions on Error Correction,” (2002). Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki. KASELE Bulletin, 31, 49-57.

14.  “KIT’S Student Exchange Orientation Program,” Robert Long, Masatoshi Tabuki. Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Bulletin, Vol. 50, 45-62.

13.  “Adapting DiPietro’s Strategic Interactions to an EFL Context.” The Language Teacher, 2000, Vol. 24 (12), 13-20.

12.  “20/20 Hindsight” The Internet TEFL Journal, Vol. 5 (11), November, (1999). http://iteslj.org/Articles/Long-TeacherChange.html

11.  “Curriculum for Developing Cross-cultural Competency.” (1999). The Language Teacher, 23 (10), 29-34.

10.  “Looking back: Student Attitudinal Change over an Academic year.” Robert Long, George Russell. (1999). The Language Teacher, 23 (10), 17-27.

9.  “Misunderstandings in Discourse between a Native speaker and Nonnative speakers. (1999). Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Manual, 47, 41-52.

8.  “Progress report: Surveying the Perceptions, Expectations, and Attitudes of Comprehensive English A students.” (1998). Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Manual, 46, 23-44.

7.  “Student Reactions Concerning Quality of Life Issues.” (1998). Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Manual, 46, 63-69.

6.  “Investigating and Responding to Student Attitudes and Suggestions for Course Improvement.” (1997). The Language Teacher, 21 (10), p. 23-39.

5.  “Using Audiotapes to Assess Student Speech.” (1997) The Language Teacher, 21 (10),

p. 83-87.

4.  “Investigating Student Attitudes and Language Study: An Institutional Case Study” Kyushu Institute of Technology Research Manual, 1997, Vol. 45, p.83-100.

3.  “Using Skill-based Course Guidelines to Attain Curricular Coherence and Consistency,” Hiroshima Research Manual, 1994, Vol. X, p. 33-61. Reprinted in ERIC: ED 396 517.

2.  “Getting Video and ESL in Focus” Gulf TESOL Journal, 1993, Vol. IX, p. 37-42.

1.  “Going Visual, Creating a Video Library” Gulf TESOL Journal, 1992, Vol. VIII, p. 37-38.

Career

96.4.1-Present Lecturer/Associate Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering, Department of Human Sciences, Kitakyushu, Japan. Teach oral and technical English classes.

95.5.1-96.3.27 English Language Instructor and Consultant, Japanese-American Language Institute; International Business School, Fukui-city, Japan. Taught various business classes and community classes. Consult on teacher training and design curriculum. (Full-time)

94.4.1-95.3.30 Visiting Professor, Hiroshima Shudo University, Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences Hiroshima, Japan. Taught American and British culture, English

communication, .First and second year English speaking classes. (Full-time)

89.1.5-94.3.15 English Instructor, Center of Intensive English Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Taught advanced to elementary speaking, reading, writing, listening, and grammar classes. Chaired curriculum development committees, and served as teacher trainer for Master’s level students.

88.3.15-94.3.25 Psychological Counselor, Tallahassee Memorial Regional Center. Worked primarily the night shift, counseled and admitted patients on matters of divorce, job stress, suicide, various disorders. (Full-time)

85.9.15-88.3.13 Psychological Counselor, Inner Harbor Hospitals, Carrabelle, Florida. Supervised, counseled, and tutored youth. (Full-time)

84.9.10-85.5.30 English / Spanish instructor, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Mission,

Texas. Taught English, Spanish, civics, reading, math. (Volunteer for Educational and Social Services) (Full-time)
83.12.4-84.6.30 Academic / Agricultural Assistant, Kibbutz Geveram, Ashqelon, Israel.

Tutored international volunteers in English. Assisted in various manufacturing and agricultural projects

82.8.20-83.6.6 English instructor, Gainesville Academy, Gainesville, Florida. Taught multi-level English, speech, civics, and Spanish classes. Counseled students individually. (Full-time)

Professional Activities

 

Proceedings Editor

Associate Editor JALT 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 Proceedings. On-line. JALT Publications.

Associate Editor JALT 2004 Proceedings ISBN: 4-901352-15-6

Associate Editor JALT 2003 Proceedings ISBN: 4-901352-11-3

Editor JALT 2000 Proceedings ISBN 4-901352-01-6

Editor JALT99 Proceedings ISBN: 4-9900370-7-3

 

Journal Editing

Content Editor for KASELE Journal 2004 – Present

Reviewer Language Teacher (Editorial Board)

Co-Editor Language Teacher (2001-2002) Associate Editor (2000)

SIG Column Editor Language Teacher

Proofreader for Kyushu Institute of Technology 1998-1999 Guide

Column Editor and proofreader Language Teacher

 

 

 

Conference Handbooks

Editor of JALT’s 2005 and 2006 Conference Publications

Editor PAC3/JALT2001 Pre-Conference Supplement. TLT Volume 25(6), S1-S31.

Editor JALT 2000 Conference Handbook

Editor JALT99 Conference Handbook

Program Chair

Co-Program Chair for the International JALT2000 Conference

 

 

Professional Associations

JALT

KASELE

Contact Information

Kyushu Institute of Technology
1-1 Sensui-cho,
Department of Human Sciences Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu, 804-8550

TEL: (093) 884-3447

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