INTERVIEW: An Interview with Professor Antony Kunnan

Document Type: Interview

Author

Urmia University

Abstract

Antony John Kunnan teaches and does research on language assessment theory, practice, and policy. He is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Macau and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. His previous positions were at Nanyang Technological University, the University of Hong Kong, Tunghai University (as a Fulbright Professor), and California State University, Los Angeles. His latest book is titled Evaluating language assessments (Routledge, 2017). He also published two four-volume edited sets titled The Companion to Language Assessment (Wiley, 2014) and Language Testing and Assessment (Routledge, 2014). He has also published widely in journals and in edited collections. He was the founding editor of Language Assessment Quarterly, past president of the International Language Testing Association and the founding president of the Asian Association for Language Assessment. He also directs the Language Assessment Seminar Research Group at UM (see https://fah.umac.mo/laser/). What follows is an interview by Karim Sadeghi (KS) with Prof. Antony Kunnan (AK) on his professional life as well as recent trends in language assessment.