Areas of Expertise: TESOL, Pedagogy, L2 Assessment, L2 Acquisition through technology and gaming, video production/journalism
UAC Courses: Writing and Global Citizenship Learning Community sections
Daniel Dixon received his MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Utah in 2014. Shortly after completing his degree he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, which placed him in the city of Cuiabá in Brazil where he taught English and helped Brazilian English teachers develop materials for their classes. During his free time in Brazil he shot a documentary about the World Cup and is currently in the editing phase of the film. In addition to teaching in Brazil, he also spent a year teaching English in the Czech Republic back in 2005.
Alongside Dr. Adrian Palmer (University of Utah) and Dr. Lyle Bachman (UCLA), Daniel programmed software for L2 Assessment developers. The three of them unveiled their project at a two-day workshop during the 2014 Language Testing Research Colloquium in Amsterdam.
Daniel received his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004. Before pursuing a master’s degree in Linguistics, he worked as a television news photojournalist at KUTV in Salt Lake City for 7 years and WATE in Knoxville for 4 years.
He is an avid snowboarder in the winter and also enjoys water skiing and swimming in the summer. He is looking forward to checking out the ski slopes in South Korea this winter as well as learning more about Korean culture.