Dr. MaryAnn Christison, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah, has been a TIRF Trustee for more than 20 years. She teaches undergraduate courses as well as courses in the M.A. and Ph.D. graduate programs. She is the author of over 120 published and refereed articles on language teaching and second language research and 23 books. Dr. Christison was President of TESOL International and also received TESOL’s Alatis Award for distinguished service as well as a 50@50 Award for outstanding contributions for service, teaching, and research to the TESOL profession. She has been a classroom teacher for over 40 years, teaching in elementary, secondary, adult, and university environments and a teacher educator for more than 30 years, working with teachers in the United States and in over 30 different countries worldwide.