Mathew Porter has been an assistant professor at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University since 2015. He has lived in Japan for most of the century, previously teaching general English at a number of universities in Hiroshima. Prior to his current position, he spent three years as a learning advisor in a university self-access center, which fueled his interest in self-directed learning, reflection, and CEFR-based curriculum design. He has also been involved in international exchange programs since 2000.
Mathew has a decade of experience serving in various roles within the Japan Association for Language Teaching, including publicity officer, conference chair, and SIG coordinator. Additionally, he has edited and reviewed for publications, and is now a member of the editorial board for the Japan Association of Developmental Education.