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Shawn Loewen (PhD, University of Auckland) is Professor in the Second Language Studies (http://sls.msu.edu/) and MATESOL (http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/tesol/) programs at Michigan State University. He is also currently the Director of the Second Language Studies program.

His research interests include:

  • instructed second language acquisition
  • second language interaction
  • quantitative research methodology

In addition to publishing in leading SLA journals, he has co-authored two books, Key Concepts in Second Language Acquisition, and An A-Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods. His sole authored book, Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition, appeared in 2015, and the co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition was published in early 2017.

Contact information: loewens@msu.edu