Antony John Kunnan (Ph.D., UCLA)
Antony John Kunnan primarily (Ph.D. UCLA) teaches classes in language testing, language planning and policy and ethics and educational research. He is the author of Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance: A Structural Modeling Approach (Cambridge, 1995, editor of Validation in Language Assessment (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998), editor ofFairness and Validation in Language Assessment(Cambridge, 1999), and co-author (with Lyle Bachman) of Workbook and CD for Statistical analyses for language assessment (2005). He has also published 37 journal articles and book chapters in well-known collections.
Prior to his present position, he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a teacher-trainer at the Regional Institute of English, Bangalore. He has also taught courses and seminars in language assessment at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Cambridge, the University of Hong Kong and the American University of Armenia. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Asia and Europe; in 2010, he gave talks at Shanghai Jiatong University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Language Testing and Training Center, Taipei, the American University of Armenia, and the Association of Language Testers of Europe Conference in Prague. Locally, every year for the last fourteen years, he has been one of co-organizers of the Southern California Association of Language Researchers Conference held at CSULA, CSUF or UCLA; a conference primarily for student presentations.
In 2004, he was also the President of the International Language Testing Association and currently he is the editor of Language Assessment Quarterly. He is now working on many research and publication projects: one of them is an edited 4-volume 150-chapter Companion to Language Assessment (print and on-line version) to be published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2013.