Kurtis McDonald is a Professor and founding member of the English Education Research Center at Kobe College in Nishinomiya, Japan. In addition to being actively involved in program management and curriculum development, his research interests include second language speaking development, task-based language teaching (TBLT), and language assessment. He has taught English as a Second/Foreign Language to students of various levels and contexts ranging from all ages of Japanese learners to international graduate students in the United States, including teacher training for international teaching assistants.

Ph.D., Temple University