R. K. MacPherson was a writer in the video game industry (Aion; TERA) before turning to education. He draws upon an array of experiences and careers in the classroom, hoping to show students new perspectives. He received his B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and did graduate work in anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University. He's traveled and worked around the world, but loves life in Japan, where he's working on his next novel.
Teaching in Japan has given me a plethora of new experiences, but I didn’t expect to see such a fundamentally different style of education. Tokyo Drift lied about schools in Japan. The students don’t use laptops or phones in school. They use pencils and erasers, they grade their own assignments, and can be trusted to sit in an hour of study without adult supervision.