Past Plenary/Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Pamela Rogerson-Revell

University of Leicester,

United Kingdom

Dr. Pamela Rogerson-Revell is an applied linguist with research interests in the areas of phonology and pronunciation teaching; English as an international language (EIL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL). A co-author of ‘Teaching and Researching Pronunciation: Contemporary Perspectives’, she is currently leading the development of a MOOC, under a joint collaboration with Futurelearn.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Can

Cukurova University,


Assoc. Prof. Cem Can holds a Ph.D. in ELT and Applied Linguistics. A faculty member at the ELT Department of Cukurova University in Turkey since 1989, he is a founding member and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Studies In Applied Linguistics and ELT published by De Gruyter. He is also the chair of LIF – Language in Focus Conferences. His main research areas include ELT methodology, SLA, learner corpora, and teacher training.

Prof. Kevin Mark

Meiji University,


Kevin Mark is a professor at the Meiji University, Japan. An American by nationality, Kevin Mark spent most of his life in the UK and Japan. He read Modern Languages and specialised in French literature and language at the University of Oxford followed by graduate studies in Manchester University. England. He held various posts in educational institutions before becoming a full professor at Meiji University in Japan.

Dr. Kristian Stewart

University of Michigan,

United States of America

Dr. Kristian Stewart, a University of Michigan Diversity Scholar and King Chávez Park Future Faculty Fellow, holds a joint appointment in both the departments of Language, Culture, and Communication and the College of Education at the University of Michigan Dearborn, USA. Dr. Stewart is a digital storytelling & literacy practitioner where she conducts research around digital storytelling and affective, humanizing literacy practices.

Prof. Marylin Lambert-Drache

York University,


Prof. Lambert-Drache was the associate vice-president international at York University from 2012 to 2018 where she provided leadership to York International and worked with internal and external partners to advance internationalization at York through exchange agreements, curricular initiatives and research collaborations. She holds a Ph.D. in applied and theoretical linguistics from the University of Aix-Marseille in France.

Dr. Hiroshi Hasegawa

Curtin University,


Dr Hiroshi Hasegawa, Ph.D. is the Japanese Course Coordinator and a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Curtin University in Western Australia. He currently coordinates and teaches various undergraduate units pertaining to Japanese and contemporary Japanese culture. His main research interests include second/foreign language education, ethics in education and the enhancement of education through ICT-led educational reform.