Dan Douglas

Professor Emeritus, TESL/Applied Linguistics Program
English Department, Iowa State University

I conduct research on the assessment of language ability in specific academic and professional contexts, the effect of context on second language acquisition and use, and language for specific purposes. I retired from teaching in May, 2009, but am still active in the fields of Language for Specific Purposes and Language Assessment.

I'm currently Vice-President of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA)
and will become President in January, 2013, until January, 2015.

Recent Work

Douglas, D. (2010). Understanding Language Testing. London: Hodder-Arnold.

Douglas, D. 2010. Think Globally, Test Locally: Tailoring English Language Assessment to Meet Regional Needs.
Keynote Address. First Conference on ELT in the Islamic World, December, Tehran, Iran.

Douglas, D. This won’t hurt a bit: ESP assessment for nursing. Keynote Address.
2010 ESP International Symposium, October, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

If you want to look at my Curriculum Vitae, click below:

Dan's CV

If you want to see my Research Bibliography, click below:

Dan's Bib


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