James Dean Brown is currently Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic background comprises ESL teaching and applied linguistics, as well as modern languages and literature. He is a specialist in language testing, curriculum design, program evaluation, and research methods and has published widely in all of these areas. He has served on a number of editorial boards, including TESOL Quarterly, JALT Journal, Language Testing, and Language Learning and Technology. His research and teaching have taken him to numerous countries, including Japan, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the People’s Republic of China.