Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University.
He has published widely on second language writing in various journals and edited collections in applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition and TESOL, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his publications. A sought-after speaker, he has presented plenary and keynote talks as well as lectures and workshops in various countries, including China, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Qatar, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United States.
Paul is founding chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and of the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing, and has served as the Chair of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Caucus. He has edited numerous books and special journal issues on second language writing. He also is the Series Editor of the Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing.
Currently, Paul is the First Vice President and President-Elect of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). He is organizing two conferences: Symposium on Second Language Writing (#SSLW2014) at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (November 13-15, 2014) and American Association for Applied Linguistics (#AAAL2015) in Toronto, Canada (March 21-24, 2015).
Paul has previously served as the director of writing programs at the University of New Hampshire and Arizona State University. He also has taught a wide variety of courses in applied linguistics, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, and TESOL at Purdue University, Miami University, and the University of New Hampshire. In addition, he has held visiting professor and researcher positions at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Nagoya University (Japan), Tamkang University (Taiwan), Thammasat University (Thailand), Penn State University (USA), Shih Chien University (Taiwan), the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR), and the University of Utah (USA).
/pɔːl kɛj məˈtsuːdə/