Hello! My name is Matt Kessler, and I am an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of South Florida (USF). At USF, I am a faculty member in the Department of World Languages, where I teach classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I serve as a core faculty member for the department's PhD program in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies and the MA program in Linguistics/English as a Second Language. I also serve as the Director of USF's Multilingual Writing Center, and as the Co-Lead of the Digital Discourse, Media, and Writing Lab.
My research interests center on exploring issues related to second language writing, genre-based teaching and learning, and computer-assisted language learning. In terms of publications, I co-edited the volume Conducting genre-based research in applied linguistics: A methodological guide (2024, Routledge). I also have two other books that will be released soon. Those are titled, Digital multimodal composing: Connecting theory, research and practice in second language acquisition (expected April 2024, Multilingual Matters), and Making the most of graduate school: A practical guidebook for students in applied linguistics, education, and TESOL (expected late 2024, Applied Linguistics Press). Finally, my research has also appeared in numerous journals, such as: Computer Assisted Language Learning, ELT Journal, Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning, System, TESOL Journal, and TESOL Quarterly, among others.
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