The Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Joel Gómez as the next President of the Center for Applied Linguistics. Dr. Gómez succeeds Dr. Terrence G. Wiley who is stepping down on May 1, 2017 after over six years of service as the president of CAL.
With the selection of Gómez as its new president, CAL has completed an extensive search for the organization’s new leader. Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall, chair of CAL’s Board of Trustees, states, "We are pleased to have selected a candidate with such an outstanding background and wide range of expertise. Dr. Gómez brings a proven track record of managing that will equip him well to meet CAL’s current and future needs." Added Crandall, "The Board of Trustees believes that Dr. Gómez will be an exemplary leader to guide CAL into the next successful stage of its history."
About Dr. Joel Gómez
Prior to joining CAL, Dr. Gómez held a joint appointment as a faculty member and Chair of the Department of Education Leadership at The George Washington University (GWU), where he also served as Associate Dean for Research for the School of Education. His areas of expertise include bilingual and bicultural education, higher education, national online information centers, and federal funding of education research and development. He has also worked at the international level as an evaluator and technical assistance provider in countries such as India, Pakistan, Macedonia, Dominican Republic, among others. With a proven management style that empowers and motivates, Gómez brings a wide range of experience to CAL from his work in higher education, the private, for-profit sector, and public education.