James Perren currently teaches in the California School of Education at Alliant International University. He has been teaching since the early 1990s at San Jose State University in California. He has also taught in Japan, Jamaica, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
James’ disciplinary scholarship has examined educational technology, technology in English language education, service-learning in applied linguistics, intercultural communication, ESL/EFL teaching methodology, materials development, teacher training, and critical SLA theory.
- Ed.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education: Language Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- BA Degree in Spanish and an MA: TESOL Degree from San José State University in California.
- MBA from University of the People.
- Educational technology
- Educational management courses in areas of equity and ethics as well as leadership in learning organizations
- James has many times since the late 1990s presented internationally and domestically on a variety of research topics such as English language, teaching activities, testing in assessment, teacher, training, international and domestic service, learning, technology, use and education, etc. Dr. Perren has also published a number of individual chapters and journal articles for various publishers, such as Multilingual Matters, Bloomsbury Publishing, Anker Publishing, Michigan University Press, IGI Global, TESOL Press, and others. Many of the publication topics have been related to those research and teaching practice topics mentioned above and have also been co-authored with collaborators from around the world.