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School of Foreign Languages, Southeast University (SEU) 

Nanjing, China


APRIL 3-5, SPRING 2015 CONFERENCE

Keynote Speakers

Professor Terrence G. Wiley

Professor Terrence G. Wiley is President of the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, and he serves as Special Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership and Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He is also Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, where he served as Executive Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education and Director of the Division of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. He has also served as a Visiting Professor in the School of Foreign Languages for Renmin (Peoples’) University of China’s International Programs. Prof. Wiley’s teaching and research have focused on educational and applied linguistics, concentrating on educational language policies; teaching English as a second and international language; bilingualism, literacy and biliteracy studies; and heritage and community language education. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in numerous academic journals. Among his books are: Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages: Research, Policy, and Practice in the United States (co-editor, Routledge, 2014), and Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States, 2nd Ed (author, 2005, Center for Applied Linguistics & Delta Systems). Professor Wiley's editorial service includes co-founding and co-editing the Journal of Language, Identity and Education (Taylor & Francis), and the International Multilingual Research Journal (Taylor & Francis); guest co-editing the International Journal of the Sociology of Language and Bilingual Research Journal, and--most recently--the American Educational Research Association’s Review of Research in Education, Vol. 38, “Language Policy, Politics, and Diversity in Education” (Sage, 2014). He also has served on numerous editorial boards. In addition to his work in China, Prof. Wiley is the current organizer of the international Language Policy Research Network of AILA (Association Internationale de la Linguistique Appliquée). 

Professor Timothy Reagan

Professor Timothy Reagan (Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University, is an internationally recognized scholar and researcher. He has held faculty positions at Gallaudet University, the University of Connecticut, Roger Williams University, the University of the Witwatersrand, and Central Connecticut State University, as well as serving as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dean of the School of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and Executive Associate Dean of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of more than a dozen books and 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters, dealing with issues related to foreign language education, applied linguistics and language planning and language policy studies.

Professor Francois Victor Tochon
Dr. Francois Victor Tochon is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and graduate program head of World Language Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Université Laval) and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Ottawa University), and received the equivalent of Honorary Doctorates from two universities in Argentina and Peru. Prof. Tochon received an award from the U.S. Department of Education to create, research and evaluate a “Deep Approach” to foreign language curricula that would respect a pluralistic and federative view of language policies. It allowed him to format an interface between language policies and classroom curricula and practices. Prof. Tochon is the president of the International Network for Language Education Policy Studies (INLEPs), whose 120-page website attracted close to 7,000 viewers from all over the world since 2014. Prof. Tochon was awarded grants from Spencer and Tubitak—National Science and Technology Foundation of Turkey—to study ways to research e-portfolios in English Language Teaching. He developed expertise in deep blended learning, flipped classrooms and constructive MOOCs for deep education. He is vice-president of the Asia-Pacific Association for Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning (APAMALL). With thirty-six books and more than hundred sixty articles and book chapters to his credit, Prof. Tochon has also been Visiting Professor in many universities around the planet. He is currently published in 14 languages. Among his books: Tropics of Teaching: Productivity, Warfare, and Priesthood (University of Toronto Press); The Foreign Self: Truth Telling as Educational Inquiry (Atwood); Help them Learn a Language Deeply (Deep University Press). He received the 2010 Award of Best Review of Research from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the 2012 Award of International Excellence from the University of Granada, Spain. He is among the 1% most visited profiles of LinkedIn and Academia and received the 2013-2014 Medal of the International Lions Club Foundation for his contributions to Academia and Humanity.
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