Here is a bio that is a bit shorter than the one I attached to my article: Elliot Patton grew up in a small town outside of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He earned his master's degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from the University of Alabama. He has been an assistant professor at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, since 2011. He has also taught at universities in the USA and South Korea. Outside of teaching, Elliot plays guitar in two bands.