David Nunan, Ph.D.

Master of Arts in TESOL Designer 
Senior Professor: TESOL

Dr. David Nunan is the Director of the Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL Institute and Senior Professor of TESOL for the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. He was the founding Dean of the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and previously served as President of Anaheim University from 2006 to 2008 and as Vice-President for Academic Affairs from 2008 to 2013. Dr. David Nunan is former president of TESOL, the world's largest language-teaching organization. Dr. Nunan is an applied linguist and author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Thomson Learning. In 2000, David Nunan served as President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching association, and was the first person to serve as President from outside North America. David Nunan has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs for such prestigious institutions as the University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and many more. In 2002 and 2015 Dr. Nunan received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education at Anaheim University. In 2003 he was ranked the 7th most influential Australian in Asia by Business Review Weekly, and in 2005 he was named one of the top "50 Australians who Matter". David Nunan was invited by the Australian Prime Minister to attend a summit in Sydney Australia in December 1996 as one of the Leading 100 Global Australians.

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Dr. Sandra McKay

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Sandra McKay was a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education, Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University and an affiliate faculty member in the Second Language Studies program at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She received her doctorate from the college of education at the University of Minnesota in applied linguistics. Her main areas of work and research were second language teacher education, sociolinguistics (with a focus on English as an international English) and research methods. She also published and presented on topics related to culture, diversity and inclusion. Her books include Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, Oxford University Press) which was the Winner of the Ben Warren International Book Award for outstanding teacher education materials, Sociolinguistics and Language Education (edited with Nancy Hornberger, 2010, Multilingual Matters) and Researching Second Language Classrooms (2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). She also published widely in international journals. She served as TESOL Quarterly editor from 1994 to 1999 and has served on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Second Language Writing and the TESOL Quarterly. She received four Fulbright grants, as well as many academic specialist awards and distinguished lecturer invitations. Her research interest in English as an international language developed from her Fulbright Grants, academic specialists awards and her extensive work in international teacher education in countries such as Chile, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latvia, Morocco, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand.

I am first and foremost a teacher educator since I strongly believe that excellent teachers can make a tremendous impact on the lives of individuals. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for teacher education with you.



  • Brown, J., & Mckay, S. (2016). Teaching and Assessing EIL in Local Contexts Around the World. New York: Routledge.
  • Alsagoff, L., Hu, G., Mckay, S., & Renandya, W. (2012) (Eds.). Teaching English as an International Language: Principles and Practices.New York: Routledge.
  • Hornberger, N., & Mckay, S. (2010) (Eds.). Sociolinguistics and Language Education. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
  • Bokhorst-Heng, W., & Mckay, S. (2008). International English in its Sociolinguistic Contexts: Towards a Socially Sensitive Pedagogy. New York: Frances Taylor.
  • Mckay, S. (2006). Researching Second Language Classrooms. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Mckay, S. (2002). Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches. Oxford University Press.
  • Mckay, S., & Wong, S. (2000). New Immigrants in the US: Readings for Second Language Educators. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hornberger, N., & Mckay, S. (1996) (Eds.). Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mckay, S. (1993). Agendas for Second Language Literacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mckay, S. (1992). Teaching English Internationally: An Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mckay, S., & Wong, S. (1988). Language Diversity: Problem or Resource? New York: Newbury House Publishers.

Brian Tomlinson

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Brian Tomlinson is a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. He is considered to be one of the world's leading experts on materials development for language learning. In 1993 he established the world's first MA dedicated to the study of materials development for language learning (at the University of Luton in the UK) and he founded MATSDA (Materials Development Association). He has been Chair and then President of MATSDA ever since 1993 and, as such, he launched the journal Folio and ran (with Hitomi Masuhara) a number of materials writing workshops in the UK and in Botswana, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, the Seychelles, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam. He has also organised and presented the opening plenary at thirty international MATSDA conferences. In addition he has given plenary presentations on materials development in over sixty countries. His many books on materials development are considered to be the leaders in the field. They include Materials Development in Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press: 1998, 2011), Developing Materials for Language Teaching (Continuum: 2003), English Language Learning Materials: A Critical Review (Continuum: 2008), Research for Materials Development in Language Learning - with Hitomi Masuhara (Continuum: 2010) and Applied Linguistics and Materials Development - with Hitomi Masuhara (Continuum: 2012). He has also just finished a state of the art survey of the literature on materials development published in the Cambridge University Press journal Language Teaching. Dr. Tomlinson has also published books on language teaching methodology (Teaching Secondary English - with Rod Ellis: Longman 1980), on language through literature (Openings: Penguin: 1994) and on language awareness (Discover English - with Rod Bolitho: Macmillan 1995), as well as contributing to textbooks for Bulgaria, for China, for Ethiopia, for Japan, for Malaysia, for Morocco, for Nigeria, for Turkey, for Namibia, for Singapore and for Zambia. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, and an Advisor for the British Council English Language Advisory Group.

Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D.Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D.

Former Professor Emeritus TESOL and Graduate School of Education Associate Dean

A distinguished linguist known for her theory on "Dictogloss", Dr. Ruth Wajnryb served as the word/language columnist for Australia's leading newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald.

Ken Beatty, Ph.D.

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Ken Beatty is a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. A specialist in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Dr. Beatty is the author/co-author of more than 140 textbooks and readers from the primary through university levels. Although most of these focus on various aspects of English as a Second Language, he also writes and reviews on the topic of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Dr. Beatty has worked at universities in Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from the University of Hong Kong.