Kevin Knight

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Name
Kevin Knight
URL
https://leadershipconnectionproject.wordpress.com/
Affiliation
Kanda University of International Studies
Section
Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of International Communication (IC), International Business Career (IBC) Major
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Linguistics(Macquarie University), Master of Business Administration (MBA) (summa cum laude)(California State University (CSUDH)), Master of Pacific International Affairs (MPIA)(University of California (UCSD, School of Global Policy and Strategy, formerly IR/PS))

Profile

Dr. Kevin Knight (PhD in Linguistics, MBA, MPIA) is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Communication (International Business Career major) and has also been working in the Career Education Center of Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. In the English for Specific Purposes Interest Section (ESPIS) of TESOL International Association (TESOL), he has served as Chair, English in occupational settings (EOS) representative, and ESPIS community manager. He is currently co-editor of ESP News (the ESPIS newsletter). He was also a member of the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF) appointed by the TESOL board of directors. In addition, he has been a TESOL blogger in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). He has more than 30 years of professional experience working for private, public, and academic sector institutions including Sony and the Japan Patent Office. His doctoral research on leadership communication (i.e., discourse) as a basis for leadership development was under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Christopher Candlin and Dr. Alan Jones.

For additional information, please see:
The Leadership Connection Project
https://leadershipconnectionproject.wordpress.com/
KUIS Faculty
http://www.kandagaigo.ac.jp/kuis/subject/faculty/

Research Areas

 
 
  • Linguistics / Linguistics / Leadership discourse, Professional communication, English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

Education

 
 
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Jun 2016
ELT Leadership Management Certificate
 

Published Papers

 
English for specific purposes project leader profiles
Kevin Knight
The Journal of Kanda University of International Studies      Mar 2017
Conducting professional communication training with Kickstarter
Kevin Knight
The Journal of Kanda University of International Studies      Mar 2016
Analysing the discourses of leadership as a basis for developing leadership communication skills in a second or foreign language
Kevin Knight
Sydney: Macquarie University      Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Leadership discourse as basis and means for developing L2 students into future leaders
Kevin Knight & Christopher Candlin
Current developments in English for academic and specific purposes: Local innovations and global perspectives      Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Teaching leadership in English through project-based learning and soft assembling in Japan
Kevin Knight & Tim Murphey
TESL-EJ (In review).      [Refereed]
Exploring leadership conceptualizations in semi-structured interviews from multiple perspectives
Kevin Knight
Challenging leadership stereotypes. (In press).      [Refereed]
TESOL ESP project leader profiles for professional development of ESP practitioners worldwide
Kevin Knight
In Conference Proceedings of Joint International Conference, ESP in Asia: Frontier and Advancement, The 8th International Conference on ESP in Asia & The 3rd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP in Japan      2016   [Refereed][Invited]

Misc

 
The role of leadership discourse research in interview training success
Kevin Knight
In K. Knight (Ed.), ESP News. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.      Feb 2017
Exploring YAMASU and the food industry from multiple perspectives with SWOT and PEST analytical approaches [PowerPoint presentation in Global Challenge business training program]
Kevin Knight
   Feb 2017   [Invited]
TESOL International Association Blog (100+ posts in ESP field)
Kevin Knight
http://blog.tesol.org/author/kknight/      [Refereed][Invited]
ESP Project Leader Profiles (25+ profiles; reference in TESOL International Association's ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program)
Kevin Knight
https://leadershipconnectionproject.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/esp-project-leader-profiles/      [Refereed][Invited]
The Leadership Connection Project (Leadership research and leadership development activities)
Kevin Knight
https://leadershipconnectionproject.wordpress.com/   
Music video for cultural exploration
Kevin Knight
(In press). In J. Arnold & E. Herrick (Eds.). New ways in teaching with music. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.   
Viewing co-constructed conceptualizations of ESP in multiple genres
Kevin Knight
In K. Knight (Ed.), ESP News. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.      Oct 2016
Letter from the editor
Kevin Knight
In K. Knight (Ed.), ESP News. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.      Feb 2017

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Exploring the leadership conceptualization process as a basis for leadership development [Invited]
Kevin Knight
School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego   Mar 2017   
Authentic English for Business, Leadership, and Legal Purposes: A focus on leadership discourse [Invited]
Kevin Knight
TESOL 2017 (Seattle)   Mar 2017   
Conceptualizations of ESP in the ESP Interest Section of TESOL International Association [Invited]
Kevin Knight
JACET ESP SIG Kanto   Nov 2016   
Transforming Learners in Japan into Change Makers
Kevin Knight
JALT 2016   Nov 2016   
TESOL ESP Project Leader Profiles for Professional Development of ESP Practitioners Worldwide [Invited]
Kevin Knight
Joint International Conference, ESP in Asia: Frontier and Advancement, The 8th International Conference on ESP in Asia & The 3rd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP in Japan   Aug 2016   
TESOL-IATEFL online discussion about how ESP projects can create positive social change
Kevin Knight
[Virtual seminar]. Hosted by TESOL International Association.   Feb 2016   
Leadership Discourse as Basis and Means for Developing L2 Students into Future Leaders
Kevin Knight
TESOL Research Network Colloquium (2015) Sydney   Sep 2015   

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