Richard S. Pinner Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Richard S. Pinner

Associate Professor
Sophia University

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at Sophia University. I hold an MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT from King’s College, London and a PhD from The University of Warwick. I am the author of three books, as well as several articles which have appeared in international journals such as Language Teaching Research and Applied Linguistics Review. My research focuses on the dynamic relationship between authenticity and motivation in language teaching and learning.


I have been a language teacher since 2004, and moved back to Japan to work in universities in 2011. I completed my PhD focusing on authenticity and motivation in 2017 under the supervision of Dr Ema Ushioda at The University of Warwick. I have been actively researching language teaching and learning, and am involved in teacher training, ICT and technology implementation and use, as well as Content and Integrated Language Learning.


    PhD, Warwick, 2017

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Applied Linguistics, Language Education, Foreign Languages, Motivation, Authenticity, ICT, Teacher Training

Personal Interests

    I am interested in technology and recently have been looking at how digital culture and language interact.



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