Writing Advisor Fellows

The writing advisor fellow collaborates with researchers at Hiroshima University to identify what’s effective in their paper and what revisions might strengthen it. The fellow also helps them clarify issues in writing such as summarizing, paraphrasing and citing sources.

Dr. Jacqueline Tay (Writing Advisor Fellow, January 2022 - )

Jacqueline is a trained oceanographer with a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, USA. Throughout graduate school, she was the teaching assistant for a scientific writing and communication course. During that time, she mentored over 70 students in preparing manuscripts and presentations in a wide range of STEM disciplines. Since then, she has been invited back to deliver workshops on 'Improvisation for Science Communication,' which bridges her interests in science communication and comedic improvisation.
Jacqueline enjoys helping researchers explain their work so that it resonates with and affects audiences. Jacqueline has lived in Switzerland and is now enjoying life in Japan.

Adele Pitkeathly (Senior Writing Advisor Fellow, October 2020 - March 2022)

Adele Pitkeathly was Director of Studies at UNSW Institute of Languages, with responsibility for an international student group of up to 2,000 and 150 English language English teaching staff in Academic and Professional English programs. She has been involved in designing and providing specialised educational programs for staff and students of partner universities and government agencies with a goal of increasing internationalization. She has a background as a TESOL Teacher Trainer, IELTS examiner and International Student Advisor as well as over 15 years teaching and coordinating English language courses.

Roehl Sybing (October 2019 - September 2020)

Roehl is a teacher educator and university instructor from New York, USA. He was previously an instructor on multicultural education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a research focus on classroom discourse in language education. For over ten years, he was an English instructor in high school, university, and language school contexts throughout Japan. Roehl is a former copy-editor for conference proceedings for JALT Publications and a current copy-editor for conference proceedings for the 21st Century Academic Forum. Since 2011, Roehl has written on culture in language education, teacher discourse in the language classroom, and classroom rapport in higher education for publications such as ELT Journal, the Journal of Foreign Language Education and Technology, and the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Adina Staicov, Dr. des(January 2019 - April 2019)

Adina is an English linguist and lecturer from Zurich, Switzerland.
She completed her PhD in sociolinguistics in 2016, at the University of Zurich.
During her PhD studies at the University of Zurich, Adina has taught several undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, the introductory BA course to English linguistics, and a lecture on basics in (contact) linguistics. In addition, she has taught Academic Writing to students of international business management at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and has worked as a copy-editor for the international journal English World-Wide. In 2018, Adina spent a total of six months in Sapporo to learn Japanese and took up the position as Writing Advisor Fellow at the Writing Centre of Hiroshima University in January 2019.

Adele Pitkeathly (Senior Writing Advisor Fellow, November 2018 - January 2019)

Adele Pitkeathly was Director of Studies at UNSW Institute of Languages, with responsibility for an international student group of up to 2,000 and 150 English language English teaching staff in Academic and Professional English programs. She has been involved in designing and providing specialised educational programs for staff and students of partner universities and government agencies with a goal of increasing internationalization. She has a background as a TESOL Teacher Trainer, IELTS examiner and International Student Advisor as well as over 15 years teaching and coordinating English language courses.

Dr. Todd Allen (November 2017 - September 2018)

Todd completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours I) at Western Sydney University in Japanese language and linguistics. In 2018, Todd completed his PhD program at the University of Queensland. He lectured and taught a number of courses at the University of Queensland, which included intercultural communication, language and technology and applied linguistics and language studies, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In October 2018, he started teaching classes, including academic writing, as an assistant professor at Kansai University, Japan.

Dr. Karen Carter (November 2016 - June 2017)

Karen is an American originally from San Francisco, California. She received her PhD in English with a concentration in rhetoric, writing and linguistics from Arizona State University in 2016. She taught English for academic purposes (EAP) to university international students and as a former lawyer, English for legal purposes to international lawyers. Currently, she is teaching various courses including academic writing as a senior lecturer at the University of Vaasa, Finland.


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