Paul McPherron

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Paul McPherron, Ph.D., is the Co-Principal Investigator of HCAP and the BMCC-Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative (ABI), and is responsible for overall management for these projects. He also supports the faculty and staff development seminars and the research skills curriculum for HCAP and ABI. He is a professor of English at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) where he teaches classes on English linguistics, sociolinguistics, ESL, and the structure of English. He is a socio/applied linguist whose research interests and publications have examined questions about English language learning in relation to identity, globalization, neo-nationalism, and teaching policies, particularly in China and the United States. He also recently published a textbook with Palgrave McMillan entitled Thinking Sociolinguistically: How to Plan, Conduct, and Present your Research Project. Paul has a Ph.D in Linguistics from UC Davis, an MA in TESOL from UC Davis, and a B.A. in English Education from the University of Illinois. He has held academic and teaching positions around the world including at Southern Illinois University, Stanford University, Shantou University (Guangdong, China), and UC Davis. He was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania where he taught English at two high schools in Sibiu, Transylvania.