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 also serve as a core faculty member for the department's PhD program in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.
My primary research interests include exploring issues related to second language (L2) writing, especially pertaining to L2 writers' development of genre knowledge in different academic and professional contexts. Additional research interests include exploring L2 learning with technology and research-pedagogy connections in TESOL.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, I received an MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University before receiving a PhD in Second Language Studies from Michigan State University.
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