Michael E. Lawson

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Name
Michael E. Lawson
E-mail
lawsongenl.suzuka-ct.ac.jp
Affiliation
National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College
Section
Department of General Education
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Nov 2004
 - 
Today
National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College
 
2002
 - 
2004
Assistant Survey Project Director, The Consortium to Address the Social, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology, Department of Sociology, South Dakota State University
 
2003
 - 
2003
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, South Dakota State University
 
2001
 - 
2003
Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, South Dakota State University
 

Education

 
1999
 - 
2004
Sociology, Department of Sociology, South Dakota State University
 
1994
 - 
1999
Sociology, Department of Sociology, California State University, Sacramento
 

Awards & Honors

 
2001
Robert T. and Mary K. Wagner Graduate Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence and Professional Commitment to Sociology
 

Published Papers

 
Virtual STEM activity for renewable energy
Barry, Dana, M., Kanematsu, Hideyuki, Lawson, Michael E., Nakahira, Katsuko, and Nobuyuki Ogawa.
Procedia Computer Science   112 946-955   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Debriefing Contestants of the 9th Annual English Presentation Contest for Students of Colleges of Technology
Michael E. Lawson
Memoirs of National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College.   (50) 9-20   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Gender Variances in Anxiety, Anticipation, Satisfaction and Discontent in an Advanced Course English Oral Presentation Class
Michael E. Lawson
Memoirs of National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College.   (50) 1-8   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Preparation for the Annual Presentation Contest for National Institutes of Technology and Comments on the Present State and Future Direction of English Oral Communication Pedagogy
Michael E. Lawson
Memoirs of National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College   (49) 19-27   2016   [Refereed]
National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College (NITSC), has recently increased focus on improving students’ English-oral communication skill 1, 2, 3, 4. Participating in the Annual Presentation Contest for National Institutes of Technology (APC...
Cognitive Acquisition of English-Language Structure and Process Skills: Study Material and an Examination
Michael E. Lawson
Memoirs of National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College   (49) 7-17   2016   [Refereed]
At National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, there is an ongoing attempt to improve students’ English-oral communication proficiency 1, 2, 3, 4. Since 2009, an English oral presentation and script creation course has been offered to Advan...
From Nothing to Something: English Oral-Presentation Multi-Stage Script Development at the Advanced Course Level
Lawson, Michael E., and Satoko Hirai
Kosen Kyoiku: Journal of Education in the Colleges of Technology   (38) 222-230   2015   [Refereed]
At National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College (NIT, Suzuka College), there is a continual effort to provide students with an education that prepares them for what Japanese and international industry is currently demanding and that which will...
Classroom Interaction, Delivery Method, and a Collective, Focused, and Protracted Approach to Teaching English Speech Outlining
Lawson, Michael E., and Satoko Hirai
Kosen Kyoiku: Journal of Education in the Colleges of Technology   (38) 231-239   2015   [Refereed]
National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College (NIT, Suzuka College) seeks to produce internationally competent engineers. Thus, there has been recent emphasis placed on improving students’ English oral-communication skill (see Lawson 2013 and L...
LESSONS LEARNED: A Pedagogical Strategy to Facilitate Successful English-Language Presentation-Oriented Classes for the Advanced Engineering Course
Michael E. Lawson
Kosen Kyoiku: Journal of Education in the Colleges of Technology   (37) 195-203   2014   [Refereed]
One goal of Suzuka National College of Technology (SNCT) is to produce internationally competent engineers. As such, it is important to provide students with English oral-communication classes. Thus, in an effort to provide students with English o...
Practice of Presentation-Oriented Class in the Advanced Engineering Course
Lawson, Michael E., and Takashi Kusaka
Kosen Kyoiku: Journal of Education in the Colleges of Technology   (35) 377-381   2012   [Refereed]
Since spring 2008, in an effort to diversify its English language curriculum, Suzuka National College of Technology (SNCT) has conducted a presentation oriented class for advanced course students. We previously published articles concerning our ex...
Reflections on the Possibility of Small Group Learning and TOEIC Scores
Kusaka, Takashi and Michael E. Lawson
Memoirs of Suzuka National College of Technology   43 39-48   2010   [Refereed]
Review of and Prospects for Small Group Learning to Improve English Communication Skill
Kusaka Takashi, Michael E. Lawson and Hayashi Hiroshi
Kosen Kyoiku: Journal of Education in the Colleges of Technology   33 127-132   2009   [Refereed]
Efforts towards Internationalization of Education at Suzuka National College of Technology
Hanai, Takaki, Kuwabara, Hirofumi, Kondo, Kuniwa, Miniura, Hiroto, Ito, Akira, Kondo, Kazuyuki, Ezaki, Naohito, Egasaki, Masakazu, Egasaki, Kawaguchi, Masashi, Inoue, Tetsuo, and Michael E. Lawson
Education   56(3) 54-59   2008   [Refereed]
Agricultural Producers’ Use of Genetically Modified Organisms: An Application of Rational Choice Theory
Lawson, Michael E., Hess, Donna J. and Satoko Hirai
The Great Plains Sociologist   18(1) 56-78   2007   [Refereed]
A Descriptive Analysis of Producers’ Attitudes toward Biotechnology: A Five State Comparison
Lawson, Michael E., Stover, Ron, and Satoko Hirai
Journal of Foodservice, Blackwell Publishing   17(3) 152-158   2006   [Refereed]
Consideration of Engineering for the College of Technology in Globalization
Inoue, Tetsuo and Michael E. Lawson
Journal of the Japan Association for Colleges of Technology   43 2-6   2006   [Refereed]
Active Memberships in Individual Types of Voluntary Associations: A Multinational Comparative Analysis
Lawson, Michael E., and Satoko Hirai
The Great Plains Sociologist   17(2) 61-71   2005   [Refereed]
In Search of Civic Society in Twenty-Five Countries Around the World
Lawson, Michael E., and Qiaoming Amy Liu
The Great Plains Sociologist   17(1) 1-10   2005   [Refereed]
A Touch of Reality: The Time and Non-Labor Financial Costs of Mail Surveys.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology
Lawson, Michael E., and Ron Stover
Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology   31(2) 157-164   2003   [Refereed]
A Sociological Investigation of Attitudes and Practices Regarding Genetically Modified Organisms
Lawson, Michael E., Stover, Ron, and Donna J. Hess
The Great Plains Sociologist   15(1) 1-12   2003   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Practical Engineering English
Lawson, Michael E., Ito, Akira, Yoshikawa, Hideki, Kanematsu, Hideyuki, Nakayama, Hironobu, Shibagaki, Kanji, Wada, Noriyuki, Yasutomi, Shinichi, and Tatsuya Shirai.
Discretionary expense project      2007
International Co-Op Education Research Report
Inoue, Tetsuo, Lawson, Michael E., Ezaki, Hisakazu, Kawaguchi, Masashi and Hirofumi Kuwabara
Discretionary expense project      Sep 2006
Distance Interactive Technical English Education Program
Ito, Akira, Kuwabara, Hirofumi, and Michael E. Lawson
Discretionary expense project      2006

Books etc

 
Develop Critical Thinking Skills, Solve A Mystery, Learn Science: With Mail Mystery and Mind Games Plus
Dana M. Barry, Hideyuki Kanematsu
2006   
Book reviewed at authors' request.

Conference Activities & Talks

 
"Introduction of Oral Presentation Oriented Class to the Advanced Engineering Course"
Michael E. Lawson
The 21st meeting of the Tokai Engineering Education Association National College of Technology Subcommittee Symposium, Nagoya, Japan   Aug 2010   
International Engineerng Education at Suzuka National College of Technology
Ito, Akira, Lawson, Michael E., and Hiroshi Kuwabara
Proceedings of the 2004-2007 College Education Lecture   Aug 2007   
Engineer Education among Students at a National College of Technology
Inoue, Tetsuo, Lawson, Michael E., and Hirofumi Kuwabara
Nov 2006   
“Engineering Education for the College of Technology in Globalization: On the Globalization Promoted Program in 2005 (Advanced Education Practice Abroad)”
Inoue, Tetsuo, Lawson, Michael E., Ezaki, Hisakazu, Kawaguchi, Masashi, and Hirofumi Kuwabara
Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Engineering Education, Kitakyushu, Japan, July 28-30   2006   
“Attitudes Toward Agricultural Biotechnology: A Comparison of Conventional and Sustainable Producers Versus Certified Organic Producers."
Lawson, Michael E., and Ron Stover
Prepared for the 3rd Annual Meeting of The Consortium to Address the Social, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology, Minnesota. May 30-31.   2003   
“Agricultural Producers’ Attitudes Toward Agricultural Biotechnology: A Five State Comparison.”
Lawson, Michael E., and Ron Stover
Prepared for the 3rd Annual Meeting of The Consortium to Address the Social, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology, Minnesota, May 30-31   2003   
“Control in a Perceived Out of Control Environment.”
Mitchell, Caroline, and Michael E. Lawson
Presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 2-7   2002   
“Exploring Producers’ Views of Biotechnology.”
Lawson, Michael E., Stover, Ron, and Donna J. Hess
Presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 2-7   2002   
“A Touch of Reality: The Time and Financial Costs of Mailed Surveys.”
Lawson, Michael E., and Ron Stover
Presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Sociological Association, Fargo, North Dakota. October 3-4   2002   
“DakotaFest: A Survey of DakotaFest Attendees.”
Lawson, Michael E., and Ron Stover
Presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of The Consortium to Address the Social, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology, Minnesota. May 29-30.   2001   
“In Search of Participation in Civil Society in 25 Countries Around the World.”
Lawson, Michael E. Hirai, Satoko, and Amy Q. Liu
Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Anaheim, California. August 18-21   2001   
“Testing a Theory of Cross-National Differences in Levels of Participation in Voluntary Associations."
Lawson, Michael E. and Satoko Hirai
Presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Sociological Association, Brookings, South Dakota. October 4-5   2001   

Association Memberships

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
The Consortium to Address the Social, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology
The Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture under Agreement No. 00-52100-9617: 
Project Year: 2002 - 2004