Dr. Donald Carroll has been teaching EFL/EAP/ESP as well as Applied Linguistics for over 30 years. He is currently a professor at Shikoku Gakuin University. Prior to coming to Japan (18 years ago) he taught at universities in Mexico, Oman, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. He has a Ph.D. from the University of York (2006) and a BA and MA in Applied Linguistics from California State University, Fullerton (1980, 1984). His Ph.D. research examined turn-construction in novice-to-novice L2 interaction. During the 2003-2004 academic year he was a Visiting Scholar at UCLA, during which time he was fortunate to be able to attend Schegloff's renowned courses on Conversational Structure. He has presented at the International Conference for Conversation Analysis (ICCA) in 2006, 2010, and 2014 and given plenary talks both in Japan and abroad. He has published on novice L2 interaction and on applying conversation analysis to second language education.

Ph.D., University of York