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Michael Newlin - Division Director

Michael joined Language House in April, 2008. Prior to joining language house, he worked as a instructor and assistant professor at Auburn University and the University of South Florida.  His principal teaching areas included statistics, motivation, leadership, performance appraisal, selection and training at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Primarily, his research focused on teaching effectiveness and increasing the effectiveness of web-based instruction. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University.

Nicholas Hawkins - Vice Division Director

Nicholas Akai Hawkins joined Language House in 2010 and became the Marketing Director in 2011. In May of 2015, he became the Vice Division Director for Language House. Prior to Language house, Nicholas worked as a tutor in the Campbell Scholars program, as a Case Assistant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and has spent almost ten years teaching in Japan. While working for Language House, Nicholas has dealt with a wide variety of clients ranging from chemical manufactures to university students. Nicholas graduated from Furman University with a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing and International Economics.

Owen Legaspi - Senior Manager

Owen has been with Language House since 2006. Previously she worked as a counselor for 10 years at De La Salle University-Manila and conducted trainings and seminars on personal development around the greater Manila area. She has earned an AB in Psychology, a BSC in Business Management and an MA in School Counseling from De La Salle University-Manila.

Matthew Wright - IT Director

Matthew joined Language House in late 2012 and became I.T manager in early 2014. Prior to Language House he had many years of experience as an English instructor in Japan. He has a wide range of skill sets which he brings from years of experience in various fields such as education and real estate, as well as from his profound interest in personal growth. He graduated from UWL with a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and an MPhil in Cultural Heritage Management. 

Malgorzata Purzycka - HR Director

Malgorzata Purzycka has been with Language House since July 2010. Before coming to Japan she lived in Poland where she obtained a teaching degree in English and French from Centre for Foreign Language Teaching and European Education at Warsaw University. Before joining Language House she worked as a teacher for two years at a private language school in Poland. In 2013 Malgorzata Purzycka joined management training and became an assistant manager at Language House. She was involved in various activities such as marketing, sales and HR. She became the HR Manager for Language House in July 2014.