Kathleen M. Bailey is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and has served as the President of TIRF, TESOL International Association, and the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). She is the recipient of the James Alatis Award for Service to TESOL, the Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Allen Griffin Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Monterey Peninsula area. In 2021 Dr. Bailey was honored with the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award from AAAL. Dr. Bailey’s research interests include teacher education, supervision, and development; second language acquisition; language assessment; classroom research; and leadership in language education. She has served on the TIRF Board of Trustees since 2000.