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  Mark Willis
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Books and academic papers
1. Book Spinning Dreams   (Collaboration) 2015/01
2. Book 『A Handbook for Teaching English at Japanese Colleges and Universities 』   (Collaboration) 1993/02
3. Book 『ENGLISH: Hearing Aid』   (Single) 1984/01
4. Article Notes on Teaching Poetry: "Dust of Snow" SELL (34) (Single) 2018/03
5. Article Notes on Teaching Imagist Poetry: "This Is Just to Say" SELL (32) (Single) 2016/02
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■ Academic background
1. 1989/09~1991/12 〔Master degree program〕 English studies/British and American literature, Graduate School, Division of Literature and Linguistics, Auburn University, Completed, Master of Arts in English
2. 1981/01~1981/06 Kansai University of Foreign Studies Exchange student, Studying abroad
3. 1974/09~1979/06 Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Auburn University, Graduated, Bachelor of Arts with honors
■ Business career
1. 2006/04~ Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Faculty of Foreign Studies Department of British and American Studies Professor
2. 1998/04~2006/03 Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Faculty of Foreign Studies Department of British and American Studies
3. 1992/04~1998/03 Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Faculty of Foreign Studies Department of British and American Studies associate professor/lecturer
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2017/09/20~ Designed a syllabus to guide students through close readings of short stories in English.
2. 2016/09/20~2017/03/31 Designed a syllabus to guide students through a close reading of the American novel "The Great Gatsby."
3. 2016/04/01~ Designed a syllabus to aid university juniors and seniors in completing their graduation theses and projects.
4. 2016/04/01~ Designed a syllabus to teach research and presentation skills to first-year students in the university.
5. 2015/08/02 A demonstration lesson given during Open Campus in 2015 Link
● Made textbook and teaching material
● Special note of person who has experience of business
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
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■ Main Subject
British and American literature
■ Results on duty
● Special note of person who has experience of business
1. 2019/05/01~2019/07/31 Working Group for the 5-year action plan for the Department of British and American Studies
2. 2018/07/01~ Serve as academic liaison with visiting Fulbright scholars
3. 2018/04/01~ Record listening tests for entrance examinations
4. 2016/04/01~ Serve as academic advisor for students in the Department of British and American Studies
5. 2016/04/01~ Serve as coordinator for Academic Writing III/IV in the Department of British and American Studies
■ Subject
1. English Seminar Ⅰ
2. Academic Writing Ⅰ
3. English Seminar Ⅱ
4. Academic Writing Ⅱ
5. English Workshop Ⅴ
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■ Activity in society
1. 2019/12 (招待演奏)一乗寺 音楽フェス「the Day of Pleasure, vol. 5」出演 Link
2. 2013/03~ Help to organize and lead the Kyoto New Ukulele Club
3. 2005/06~ (ボランティア活動) Participate in an annual charity walk 参加
4. 2016/12~2016/12 (演奏)一乗寺 音楽フェス「the Day of Pleasure, vol.2」出演
5. 2010/08 (Lecture for the KUFS Alumni Association in Kagoshima)
■ Committee and society
1. 2018/04/01~ Serve on First Committee of the Department of British and American Studies
2. 2019/05/01~2019/07/31 Working Group for the 5-year action plan for the Department of British and American Studies