Toshinobu Nagamine is currently an associate professor of English teacher education at Kumamoto University, Japan, where he teaches English phonetics, English linguistics, and EFL teacher education courses. He holds a Ph.D. in Composition & TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, and an M.A. in TESOL from Murray State University, USA.
His research interests include teacher development, pronunciation pedagogy and theory, and grammar pedagogy and theory. He is especially interested in a social constructivist approach to ESL/EFL teacher education. His publications include a book entitled Exploring Preservice Teachers Beliefs: What Does it Mean to Become an English Teacher in Japan? (2008; Saarbri¼cken, Germany: VDM Verlag).