Emiko Izumi is a professor at the School and the Graduate School of Education of Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, Japan. She received a MA in Pedagogy from Hyogo University of Teacher Education and a Ph.D. from Kobe University in Japan
Having taught English at several high schools in Hyogo Prefecture, she served as the supervisor of the Hyogo Prefectural Education Board. After transferring to Kyoto University of Education as a professor (currently an emeritus professor), she was appointed to her current position in 2019.
She specializes in English pedagogy and applied linguistics. Her primary research interests include communication strategies, learner autonomy, evaluation, and teaching English to young learners, especially focusing on literacy development and performance assessment.
She has published many books and journal articles on these specialties and is the author of the MEXT-approved textbook, English in Elementary and Secondary Schools.
She is a member of many academic societies and is currently president of the Kansai Society of English Language Education. She is also widely involved in pre-service and in-service teacher training.