Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
Office: USF Tampa CPR 413
Dr. Matt Kessler is an applied linguist, whose research centers on issues related to computer-assisted language learning, second language writing, and genre-based teaching and learning.
Matt's research has appeared in journals such as: Computer Assisted Language Learning, ELT Journal, Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning, Language Teaching Research, System, and TESOL Quarterly, among others. He is also currently co-editing (with Charlene Polio) a volume called Conducting genre-based research in applied linguistics: A methodological guide (publisher: Routledge).
At USF, Matt serves as a core faculty member for the MA Linguistics/ESL program and the PhD program in Linguistics & Applied Language Studies. In addition to advising PhD students, he regularly teaches courses such as: ESOL Curriculum & Instruction (TSL 5372), Computer Assisted Language Learning (LIN 6932), and Second Language Acquisition (LIN 6720), among others.
Matt received his PhD in Second Language Studies from Michigan State University, and his MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University.
To view a copy of Matt's CV, please visit his personal website here: mattkess.com