Hello! My name is Matt Kessler, and I am a PhD candidate in the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University (MSU).
I am originally from Columbus, Ohio, and I received an MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University. Following my MA, I taught English in Thailand through a Fulbright grant, and I then served as an executive communications and grant writer for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Now in my third year at MSU, I serve as the editorial assistant to the co-editors of TESOL Quarterly. My primary research interests center around exploring issues related to second language (L2) writing and literacy, especially concerning learners' L2 writing development in different genres and academic/professional contexts. Additional research interests include exploring the intersections of L2 writing and computer-assisted language learning, along with research-pedagogy connections.
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