Deryn Verity and JD Brown are the plenary speakers at the 8th Annual Pan-SIG conference May 23-24, at Toyo Gakuen University, in Chiba.
James Dean ("JD") Brown is a professor on the graduate faculty of the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He specializes in the areas of language testing, curriculum design, program evaluation, and research methods. He has published a number of articles and books on these topics.
Deryn Verity is a professor in the Department of International & English Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin College in Osaka. She is also a lecturer in the Columbia University/Teachers College Tokyo MATESOL program and Instructor in the new online MATESOL program offered by the New School in New York City. Her interests include sociocultural theory, pedagogy and methodology, online education, and language awareness.