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Neil J Anderson. Professor and Department Chair of the Department of English Language at BYU-Hawaii.

Neil Anderson

Faculty of Education & Social Work

Areas of Professional Study and Interest

Professor Anderson’s research interests include second language reading, language learner strategies, learner self-assessment, motivation in language teaching and learning, and ELT leadership development. He is the author or co-editor of over 50 books, book chapters, and journal articles. His publications include three teacher education texts in the area of second language reading: Exploring second language reading: Issues and strategies (1999, Heinle/Thomson, 2nd edition is in progress), Practical English language teaching: Reading (2008, McGraw Hill) and L2 reading research and instruction: Crossing the boundaries (2009,

The University of Michigan Press). He is the co-editor with Christine Coombe, Lauren Stephensen, and Mary Lou McCloskey of Leadership in English language teaching and learning (2008, The University of Michigan Press). In addition he is the author of an EFL reading series
ACTIVE skills for reading, 3rdedition (2013, National Geographic Learning/Cengage).

Professor Anderson served as President of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. from 2001-2002. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Research Foundation (TIRF) from 2002-2008, serving as the President of the Board from 2004-2006. He has been a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar in Costa Rica (2002-2003) and in Guatemala (2009-2010). Professor Anderson is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious James Alatis Service Award to TESOL.