Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
Dr. Matt Kessler is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Matt received an MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University before receiving his PhD in Second Language Studies from Michigan State University.
At USF, Matt is a faculty member in the Department of World Languages where he teaches classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also serves as a core faculty member for the department's PhD program in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Matt's primary research interests center on exploring issues related to second language (L2) writing and literacy, especially pertaining to L2 writers' development across different genres and academic/professional contexts. Additional research interests include computer-assisted language learning and research-pedagogy connections. Matt's research has appeared in titles such as Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning, Language Teaching Research, Foreign Language Annals, English for Specific Purposes, System, TESOL Journal, and other media.
To view a copy of Matt's CV, please visit his personal website here: mattkess.com