- Professor Emeritus, Applied Linguistics, English Department
I've been working in language assessment and languages for specific purposes since my doctoral studies at Edinburgh University in the early 1970s. I've taught and conducted research at the University of Khartoum, Hiroshima University, the University of Michigan, Lancaster University, the University of London, Chulalongkorn University, and Iowa State. My books include Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes (Cambridge, 2000), Assessing Language through Computer Technology (with Carol Chapelle, Cambridge, 2006), and Understanding Language Testing (Routledge, 2010). My current interests include assessing English for Aviation and English for Nursing. In 2019 I received the Distinguished Achievement Award, sponsored by Cambridge University Assessment and the International Language Testing Association, for distinguished service and scholarship in the field of language testing.
- Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh University, 1977
- M.A., English as a Second Language, University of Hawai'i, 1972