John Creswell

John W. Creswell, PhD

PhD 1974 University of Iowa
College leadership and Sociology

MA 1972 University of Iowa
Student Affairs and Counseling

BA 1967 Muskingum College
History and Political Science

Professor of family medicine and co-director of the Michigan Mixed Methods Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 28 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research, and research design. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he held the Clifton Endowed Professor Chair, served as Director of the Mixed Methods Research Office, founded SAGE’s Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan and a consultant to the Veterans Administration health services research center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011, he co-led a National Institute of Health working group on the “best practices of mixed methods research in the health sciences,” served as a visiting professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2014, he was the founding President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015, he joined the staff of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan to Co-Direct the Michigan Mixed Methods Program. In 2017, he co-authored the American Psychological Association “standards” on qualitative and mixed methods research. In 2018 his book on “Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design” won the Textbook and Academic Author’s 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award.

Mariko Hirose

Mariko Hirose, PhD

PhD. Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Clinical Psychology

M.A. Kobe College, Japan
Social Work

B.A. 1983 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Dr. Hirose is a national certified psychologist, and a research associate in the Graduate Department of Psychological Sciences at Kwansei Gakuin University. Dr. Hirose, as an applied clinical psychologist,  provides support services for youth affected by "Hikikomori," a social withdrawal syndrome (2005-2014 Osaka). Currently, she serves as a community development support coordinator at ASD Support Center (2013 to present). She has developed a communication support program at ASD Support Center for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and their families in cooperation with the local government. Dr. Hirose has conducted research to develop a new comprehensive support model for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and their families using mixed methods research for her dissertation. Her Mixed Methods/Qualitative Research dissertation title was “A mixed methods approach to develop a behavioral support program for family of youth with ASD: Collaboration with local government.”