Jennie Roloff-Rothman is currently a lecturer in the English Language Institute at Kanda University of International Studies, located in Chiba, Japan. She received her M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College Columbia University, Japan campus (TC). She has also been the manager of TC's Writing Center since its inception in 2008. Her interests include writing, writing centers, international relations, and the development of critical thinking skills in the classroom.
Robert Moreau is a graduate of Teachers College Columbia University. He is currently working at International Christian University High School and the University of Electro-Communications. His research interests include self-reflective practices, autonomy, writing centers, and genre-based language instruction.
Peter Cassidy entered the field of child-care education after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Carleton University in 1990. He has recently completed a Master of Arts degree (TESOL) through Columbia University Teachers College, and his current research has as its focus the benefits of respecting mother tongue (L1) in L2 learning environments. His thesis paper on “Language Revitalization” touches on the importance of respecting all languages regardless of their perceived importance in a “globalized” world. His love for teaching young learners keeps him motivated in his writing and the “Cole the Mole” stories have been dedicated to his two-year old daughter and his supportive wife.