James Dean Brown ("JD") is currently Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He has spoken and taught in many places ranging from Brazil to Venezuela. He has published numerous articles and books on language testing, curriculum design, research methods, and connected speech. His most recent books are: Developing, using, and analyzing rubrics in language assessment with case studies in Asian and Pacific languages (2012 from NFLRC); New ways in teaching connected speech (2012 from TESOL); New ways of classroom assessment, revised (2013 from TESOL); Practical assessment tools for college Japanese (2013 with K. Kondo-Brown & Tominaga from NFLRC); Mixed methods research for TESOL (2014 from Edinburgh University Press); Cambridge guide to research in language teaching and learning (2015 with C. Coombe from Cambridge University Press); Teaching and assessing EIL in local contexts around the world (2015 with S. L. McKay from Routledge); Developing courses in languages for specific purposes (2015 with J. Trace & T. Hudson from NFLRC); Introducing needs analysis and English for specific purposes (2016 from Routledge); and two others that are currently in the works.
Thuy Bui graduated from the doctoral program in the U.S. She held a position as a visiting scholar at The University of Sydney, Australia in 2015. She has been working as lecturer of English at the Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam. Her main research interests include language policy and socioeconomic equity, neoliberalism and language policy, critical pedagogies, engaged ethnography, youth ideologies and activism, teacher agency, and the interconnection of globalization, language, and multilingual education. She has published journal articles and book chapters on these areas. Email: email@example.com