Welcome! My name is Jeff Mehring and I am an associate professor at Ohkagakuen University in Nagoya, Japan. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, USA but have lived in many different countries, Spain, Israel, and Japan. Building background knowledge takes a lot of time, and since I prefer to use class time for interactive discussions and developing the student’s understanding of the material better, it is important that the students effectively use their out of class study time. To achieve this goal I implement technology both in-class and outside the classroom.