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Dr. Terrence G. Wiley Selected as President of the Center for Applied Linguistics

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CAL new president: Dr. Terrence G. Wiley

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The Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Terrence G. Wiley as the next president of CAL. Dr. Wiley will take office on October 1, 2010, succeeding Dr. Donna Christian, who is stepping down after 16 years.

An internationally recognized researcher and sought-after scholar in the field of applied linguistics, Dr. Wiley brings to CAL a strong professional academic background along with a proven management style that empowers and motivates others. Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro, chair of CAL’s Board of Trustees, states, “We are pleased to have selected a candidate with such an outstanding record as a scholar, teacher, linguist, and administrator. Dr. Wiley’s experience and expertise will equip him well to meet CAL’s current and future needs.”

With the selection of Wiley, CAL has completed an extensive search. “From the earliest contact with Dr. Wiley, the members of the search committee could see how his experience, interests, and accomplishments were a strong match for CAL’s mission and work,” said Walt Wolfram, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and former chair of CAL’s Board of Trustees. “Terry is an excellent fit for CAL.”

Prior to joining CAL, Dr. Wiley was executive dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. His teaching and research have focused on language policy, literacy and biliteracy, language and immigration, bilingual education and bilingualism, heritage and community language education, English and globalization, and English as a second and international language.

Wiley praised the long tradition of high-quality work produced by CAL. “I am delighted and honored to have been elected by the Board of Trustees as CAL’s president. My vision includes the strong continuation of CAL’s important work, including conducting research in the fields of language acquisition and cultural understanding and connecting research findings to practical applications that can make a positive difference in the global society of the 21st century.”

Outgoing President Donna Christian says, “I know that CAL will be enriched by Terry’s leadership and vision, and our staff and partners will greatly benefit from his commitment to CAL’s mission of improving communication through better understanding of language and culture.”

The Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Christian for her outstanding service and contributions to CAL. During her 16-year tenure as president, CAL experienced extraordinary growth and stability. Under her leadership, CAL continued its role as a leader in conducting research on issues related to language and culture and in translating research into practical applications. She oversaw the expansion of CAL’s work in English language learning, foreign language education, refugee integration, and language assessment. Dr. Christian will continue to work with CAL as a senior fellow.

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