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Matthew Kessler

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics

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 is the co-editor of the volume, Conducting genre-based research in applied linguistics: A methodological guide (publisher: Routledge, 2024). He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Digital multimodal composing: Connecting theory, research, and practice in second language acquisition (publisher: Multilingual Matters, 2024). His research has appeared in numerous journals such as: Computer Assisted Language Learning, ELT Journal, Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning, System, and TESOL Quarterly, among others. 

At USF, Matt serves as a core faculty member for the MA Applied Linguistics program and the PhD program in Linguistics & Applied Language Studies. In addition to advising PhD students, he regularly teaches the courses Computer Assisted Language Learning (LIN 6932) and Second Language Acquisition (LIN 6720), among others. He also serves as the director of the university's Multilingual Writing Center, and as the co-lead of the Digital Discourse, Media, and Writing Lab.

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.