Anaheim University Graduate School of Education TESOL Chair Dr. Rod Ellis will join a colloquium entitled "SLA The Contribution of Meta-Analysis to Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory" at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2013 Annual Conference on March 16, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. During the colloquium, Dr. Ellis will present on "A Critical Look at Meta-Analysis in SLA". This colloquium demonstrates the contribution of meta-analysis to SLA.
Dr. Rod Ellis is a world-renowned thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Prof. Ellis, who is TESOL Chair of AU's Graduate School of Education and Designer of Anaheim University's Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL, received his Doctorate from the University of London and his Master of Education from the University of Bristol. A former professor at Temple University both in Japan and the US, Prof. Ellis has served as the Director of the Institute of Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Auckland and has taught in numerous positions in England, Japan, the US, Zambia and New Zealand. Dr. Ellis, who is known as an expert in Second Language Acquisition, is author of the Oxford University Press Duke of Edinburgh Award-Winning Classic "The Study of Second Language Acquisition", as well as numerous student and teacher-training textbooks for Prentice Hall and Oxford University Press, Prof. Ellis's textbooks on Second Language Acquisition and Grammar are core textbooks in TESOL and Linguistics programs around the world.