Bio

QUICK BIOGRAPHY OF LAWRENCE KLEPINGER

ACADEMIC EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES

Foreign Expert Certificate State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs,
          People’s Republic of China
Master of Arts Degree Education (Administration and Supervision), San Jose State University, CA
Received the following in conjunction with the Masters Program: Mott Foundation Grant, Academic Excellence, Distinguished Fellowship Award
Bachelor of Arts Degree Political Science (Major)
Speech Communication (Minor), San Jose State University, CA
Associate of Arts Degree El Camino Junior College, Gardena, CA
Dean’s List El Camino Junior College, Gardena, CA
High School Degree Sylmar High School, Sylmar, CA

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2005 to 2006 University of Hertfordshire (Foundation Certificate in English for Academic 
          Purposes), Fuzhou University, Full-time Professor, People’s Republic of China

1996 to 2003 Nanzan University, Adjunct Professor, Nagoya, Japan
1992 to 2003 Chukyo University, Adjunct Professor, Nagoya, Japan
1991 to 2003 Meijo University, Adjunct Professor, Nagoya, Japan
1991 to 1996 Sugiyama University, Assistant Professor, Nagoya, Japan
1990 to 1998 Matsuzakaya Department Store, Senior Instructor, Nagoya, Japan
1981 to 1997 Mitsubishi Chemicals, Senior Company Instructor, Yokkaichi, Japan
1981 to 1997 Mitsubishi Gas Company, Senior Company Instructor, Yokkaichi, Japan

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

The Australian/Japanese Homestay Program, La Trobe University Press, Victoria, Australia, 1996
How to Conduct a Successful Japanese ESL Overseas Homestay Program: Basic concepts and
          Strategies, Journal of Sugiyama University, Nagoya, Japan, 1995

A Basic Guideline for Teaching Effective Public Speaking to ESL Students, Journal of Sugiyama
          University, Nagoya, Japan, 1994

Intensive English Vocabulary Building as a Method for Improving Total English Comprehension,
          Journal of Sugiyama University, Nagoya, Japan, 1993

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2008 to present Freelance Writer, Published Author
2005 to 2008 Freelance writer, Whatcom Independent, Bellingham, WA
2003 to 2005 Keller Williams Realty, Bellingham, WA
1980 to 2003 Mutual Trading Company, President, Nagoya, Japan
1976 to 1979 Groundskeeper, City of San Jose, CA
1974 to 1976 Walker and Lee Real Estate, San Jose, CA
1964 to 1966 3rd Apprentice Clerk, Alpha Beta Markets, Sylmar, CA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Licensed Notary Public, State of Washington
Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of Washington
Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of California
Licensed Private Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration, USA

PUBLISHED BOOKS

Where The Action Is: Pure Regular Verbs, Barron’s Educational Series, New York
Write English Right: An ESL Homonym Workbook, Barron’s Educational Series, New York
LAND, novel, Trafford Publishing
CHINA HOUSE, non-fiction, Trafford Publishing
OUTLANDER, poems and musings, Trafford Publishing

MILITARY SERVICE

1966-1968, United States Army, assigned with 5th Special Forces (Airborne), 1st Special Forces,           Republic of South Vietnam, 26 months, 11 days in-country service

Lifetime Member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

AWARDS/MEDALS RECEIVED

National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)
Vietnam Service Medal (VSM)
Good Conduct Medal (GCMDL)
Vietnam Campaign Medal (VCM)
Expert Medal (M-14) (EXP M-14)
Parachute Badge (Airborne Jump Wings) (PRCHT)
Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB)
Purple Heart (PH)
Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
Vietnam Jump Wings (VN JUMP WINGS)
4 Overseas Bars (4 O/S BARS)

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE

Former United States Congressional Candidate – Washington State, 2004
Campbell Little League, Campbell, California. Batting and Fielding coach
Campbell Community Schools Study Committee, Campbell, California, Co-chairperson
          of the Study Committee

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Music/art appreciation, reading, writing both fiction/nonfiction for publication, freelance writer, independent investor, traveling, furniture refinishing, classic movies/films, politics, international relations, poetry writing, song writing, playing guitar and percussion instruments

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