Lecturer Office: D402 Email: smmeiki[at]okayama-u.ac.jp
1983 BS – Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University at NYU
2001 MA – TESOL, New York University
2015 PhD – Cross Cultural Cognitive Linguistics, Hiroshima University
Cross Culture Communication
Human Computer Interaction
Meiki, S. (2015). Visual Language Retention (Doctoral dissertation). Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
Meiki, S. (2013). Visual Language Retention: Cross Cultural Study, Center for English Language Communication Symposium Proceedings, National University of Singapore.
Meiki, S. (2012). Bringing Pragmatics to the Classroom (multiple authors), Do you See What I See? Road Signs across Cultures, JALT Pragmatics SIG.
Meiki, S. (2011). Student Created Podcasts: Theories, Opinions and Implementation. Hiroshima Shudo University, Humanities Research Journal, 10.
Meiki, S. (2010). Topic Based Syllabus for a Japanese University Cross Cultural Communication Course. Intercultural Communication Studies International Journal, 19(1).
Meiki, S. (2009). Speaking of Speech, Contributing Author, Macmillan Language House Ltd. Tokyo Publishing.
Meiki, S. (2007). Developing a guide to evaluate junior high school English textbooks based on communicative language principles, Hiroshima Jogakuin University English Journal, 15.
2016 January, Japan Studies Conference, Honolulu, HA USA. Presented a paper titled, “A Comparison of Ibuse’s Black Rain: Film, Novel, Facts, and Actual Places”.
July 2014, International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies 20th International Conference, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, USA, Presented a paper titled, “ One the Road to Power Point Design” Presents on the second phase of my PhD studies pertaining to font style influence on retention based on a cross-cultural study from students in Japan and the USA.
March 2014 New York State TESOL Winter Conference, New York, New York, USA, Co- presented a paper titled, “Guiding the Autonomous Mind in a Social Learning Space” This presentation explained the positive influence on student motivation and autonomous learning of students using visits to the Okayama University Language Café (L-Café) as required homework for an intermediate level speaking course.
May 2013, Center For English Language Communication Symposium, National University of Singapore. “Visual Language Retention: A Cross Cultural Comparison”. Presented research results which included a cross cultural analysis from my ongoing PhD research in Japan and America. This study compared retention rates for varying visual cues of a basic presentation and compared these results to prove a perception difference across cultures.
October 2012, Asian Conference on Education, Osaka Japan, “Visual Language Retention: A Cross Cultural Comparison”. Presented research results whichincluded a cross cultural analysis from my ongoing PhD research in Japan and America. This study compared retention rates for varying visual cues of a basic presentation and compared these results to prove a perception difference across cultures.
June 2012, JALT 2012 Pan-Sig, Hiroshima University, Japan. “Visual Language Retention”、 Presented research results from my ongoing PhD studies which compared retention rates for varying visual cues of a basic presentation in Japan.
October 2011 SEITAR Japan Conference, Japan, Presented a short paper entitled, ”Enhancing a Required English Nursing Textbook with Cross Cultural Activities”
Director General Hiroshima International School