Asher, James J. (1929-2022)

Asher, James J. (1929-2022)

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Educational Background

University of Houston, 1957, Ph.D

University of New Mexico, 1951, B.A.

Stanford University (Post-doctoral Fellowships)

University of Washington (Post-doctoral Fellowship)

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University 1957-1996

University of Houston, 1955-1957

University of California (Extension)

Monterey Peninsula College (Extension)

University of Santa Clara (Visiting Professor)

Administrative and Professional Experience

Associate Dean, San Jose State University

Publisher and Vice President: Sky Oaks Productions, Inc.: produced documentary films and books distributed throughout the world

Consultant: IBM Research Lab, FMC

Selected Publications

Learning Another Language Through Actions (7th Edition)

Brainswitching: Learning on the right side of the brain

The Super School of the 21st Century

The Weird and Wonderful World of Mathematical Mysteries

A Simplified Guide to Statistics for Non-Mathematicians

Discoveries by Ordinary People that Changed the World

Soldiers (a historical novel)

Articles Published. More than 100 articles in academic journals such as Applied Psychology, The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Child Development, The Journal of Applied Linguistics, The Modern Language Journal, The Journal of Special Education, and Psychology Today.

Personal Commentary

Outstanding Professor Award from San Jose State University

Research grants from The Office of Education, The Office of Naval Research, The Office of Postal Research and Engineering, The Department of Defense, the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and the State of California

I have demonstrated my stress-free approach to acquiring another language at the invitation of more than 500 elementary schools, high schools, and universities from the University of Alaska to the University of Hawaii, from Stanford University to the New York University and Cambridge University in England.

Date Completed: 9/96; Updated: 10/29/2019

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Asher, James J. (1929-2022)