Dr. Sandra McKay

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Sandra McKay was a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education, Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University and an affiliate faculty member in the Second Language Studies program at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She received her doctorate from the college of education at the University of Minnesota in applied linguistics. Her main areas of work and research were second language teacher education, sociolinguistics (with a focus on English as an international English) and research methods. She also published and presented on topics related to culture, diversity and inclusion. Her books include Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, Oxford University Press) which was the Winner of the Ben Warren International Book Award for outstanding teacher education materials, Sociolinguistics and Language Education (edited with Nancy Hornberger, 2010, Multilingual Matters) and Researching Second Language Classrooms (2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). She also published widely in international journals. She served as TESOL Quarterly editor from 1994 to 1999 and has served on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Second Language Writing and the TESOL Quarterly. She received four Fulbright grants, as well as many academic specialist awards and distinguished lecturer invitations. Her research interest in English as an international language developed from her Fulbright Grants, academic specialists awards and her extensive work in international teacher education in countries such as Chile, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latvia, Morocco, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand.

I am first and foremost a teacher educator since I strongly believe that excellent teachers can make a tremendous impact on the lives of individuals. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for teacher education with you.



  • Brown, J., & Mckay, S. (2016). Teaching and Assessing EIL in Local Contexts Around the World. New York: Routledge.
  • Alsagoff, L., Hu, G., Mckay, S., & Renandya, W. (2012) (Eds.). Teaching English as an International Language: Principles and Practices.New York: Routledge.
  • Hornberger, N., & Mckay, S. (2010) (Eds.). Sociolinguistics and Language Education. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
  • Bokhorst-Heng, W., & Mckay, S. (2008). International English in its Sociolinguistic Contexts: Towards a Socially Sensitive Pedagogy. New York: Frances Taylor.
  • Mckay, S. (2006). Researching Second Language Classrooms. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Mckay, S. (2002). Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches. Oxford University Press.
  • Mckay, S., & Wong, S. (2000). New Immigrants in the US: Readings for Second Language Educators. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hornberger, N., & Mckay, S. (1996) (Eds.). Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mckay, S. (1993). Agendas for Second Language Literacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mckay, S. (1992). Teaching English Internationally: An Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mckay, S., & Wong, S. (1988). Language Diversity: Problem or Resource? New York: Newbury House Publishers.

Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D.Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D.

Former Professor Emeritus TESOL and Graduate School of Education Associate Dean

A distinguished linguist known for her theory on "Dictogloss", Dr. Ruth Wajnryb served as the word/language columnist for Australia's leading newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald.

Ken Beatty, Ph.D.

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Ken Beatty is a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. A specialist in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Dr. Beatty is the author/co-author of more than 140 textbooks and readers from the primary through university levels. Although most of these focus on various aspects of English as a Second Language, he also writes and reviews on the topic of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Dr. Beatty has worked at universities in Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

Brian Tomlinson

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Brian Tomlinson is a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. He is considered to be one of the world's leading experts on materials development for language learning. In 1993 he established the world's first MA dedicated to the study of materials development for language learning (at the University of Luton in the UK) and he founded MATSDA (Materials Development Association). He has been Chair and then President of MATSDA ever since 1993 and, as such, he launched the journal Folio and ran (with Hitomi Masuhara) a number of materials writing workshops in the UK and in Botswana, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, the Seychelles, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam. He has also organised and presented the opening plenary at thirty international MATSDA conferences. In addition he has given plenary presentations on materials development in over sixty countries. His many books on materials development are considered to be the leaders in the field. They include Materials Development in Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press: 1998, 2011), Developing Materials for Language Teaching (Continuum: 2003), English Language Learning Materials: A Critical Review (Continuum: 2008), Research for Materials Development in Language Learning - with Hitomi Masuhara (Continuum: 2010) and Applied Linguistics and Materials Development - with Hitomi Masuhara (Continuum: 2012). He has also just finished a state of the art survey of the literature on materials development published in the Cambridge University Press journal Language Teaching. Dr. Tomlinson has also published books on language teaching methodology (Teaching Secondary English - with Rod Ellis: Longman 1980), on language through literature (Openings: Penguin: 1994) and on language awareness (Discover English - with Rod Bolitho: Macmillan 1995), as well as contributing to textbooks for Bulgaria, for China, for Ethiopia, for Japan, for Malaysia, for Morocco, for Nigeria, for Turkey, for Namibia, for Singapore and for Zambia. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, and an Advisor for the British Council English Language Advisory Group.

Rod Ellis

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Designer
Senior Professor: TESOL

Dr. Rod Ellis is Vice President of Academic Affairs, Senior TESOL Professor and the designer of the Doctor of Education in TESOL degree program at Anaheim University. A distinguished thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition, Prof. Ellis 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, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University, 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.