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Diane D. Belcher

Diane D. Belcher received her PhD in English from Ohio State University. Before coming to Georgia State in 2003, she was Director of the ESL Composition Program and Adjunct Associate Professor of Foreign/Second Language Education at Ohio State. She has also taught as a Foreign Expert at the Beijing Normal College of Foreign Languages. Her research interests include advanced academic literacy, language for specific purposes, cultural identity, and qualitative research methodology. She has co-edited seven books, contributed chapters to a number of edited books, and published articles in the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, the Applied Linguistics Review, the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and other journals. She is former co-editor of the journal English for Specific Purposes and current co-editor of TESOL Quarterly as well as of a teacher reference series for the University of Michigan Press titled Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers. She has guest edited three special issues of the Journal of Second Language Writing. A former member of the TESOL Publications Committee, she now serves on the advisory board of English for Specific Purposes. She has also served as a member of the TOEFL Committee of Examiners and as chair of the TOEFL Test of Written English Committee. She has been an invited speaker at universities in Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.