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JD Brown


PhD, University of California Los Angeles

Moore Hall 556
brownjat symbolhawaii.edu

JD has spoken and taught courses in more than forty countries ranging from Brazil to Yugoslavia. He has also authored or co-authored a number of books and published numerous journal articles and book chapters (on wide-ranging topics including language curriculum development, language testing, language testing in Japan, testing L2 pragmatics, performance testing, criterion-referenced language testing, ideas for classroom assessment, using surveys in language programs, doing quantitative and qualitative research, connected speech, quantitative research methods, mixed methods research, and heritage language curriculum).

Areas of Expertise:

  • Language Testing
  • Language Curriculum Development
  • Language Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Mixed-Methods Research
  • Connected Speech

Selected Publications:

Brown, J. D. (2016). Introducing needs analysis and English for specific purposes. New York: Routledge.

Brown, J. D. (2016). Statistics Corner: Questions and answers about language testing statistics. Tokyo: JALT Testing and Evaluation SIG.

Brown, J. D. (translated into Korean by Y. Kim). (In press, 2016). Testing in language programs. Seoul, Korea: Hankook Munhwasa.

Brown, J. D. (2016). A professional reflection: Forty years in applied linguistics. International Journal of Language Studies, 10(1), 1–14.

Brown, J. D. (2016). Assessments in ELT: Teacher options and making pedagogically sound choices. In W. A. Renandya & H. P. Widodo (Eds.), English language teaching today: Linking theory and practice. New York: Springer International.

Brown, J. D. (2016). Foreword. For Griffee, D. & Gorsuch G. Evaluating second language courses (pp. ix–xi). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Brown, J. D. (2016). Language testing and technology. In I. Murray & F. Farr (Eds.), Routledge handbook of language learning and technology. London: Routledge.

Brown, J. D. (2016). Statistics Corner. Questions and answers about language testing statistics: Characteristics of sound mixed methods research. Shiken Research Bulletin, 20(1), 21–24. 

Brown, J. D. (with Jeffrey Durand) (2016). An interview with JD Brown. Shiken Research Bulletin, 20(1), 18–20. 

Brown, J. D., Trace, J., & Rodriguez, J. (2016). Stakeholder Views of the Place of Technology in Flagship Programs. Honolulu, HI: Center for Language & Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

Brown, J. D., Trace, J., Janssen, G., & Kozhevnikova, L. (2016). How well do cloze items work and why? In C. Gitsaki & C. Coombe (Eds.), Current trends in language evaluation, assessment and testing: Research perspectives (pp. 2–39). Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Palacio, M., Gaviria, S., & Brown, J. D. (2016). Aligning English language testing with curriculum (Alineación de exámenes de un programa de inglés con su currículo). PROFILE, 18(2), 63–77.