Nathan T. Carr, Ph.D.
Dr. Nathan Carr is a Professor of TESOL at California State University, Fullerton. Shortly after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Russian and Russian studies, he began his career in TESOL and applied linguistics by teaching English conversation in Taiwan for three years. He returned to the U.S. to earn his M.Ed. in TESOL at Oklahoma City University, and then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at UCLA with a focus on language assessment.
Professor Carr’s research interests are eclectic but focus on language assessment, particularly validation, computer-based testing and automated scoring, and rating scale development and use. He also has a great interest in training language teachers to become proficient in language assessment, including planning, writing, scoring, and analyzing tests. He is the author of Designing and Analyzing Language Tests, published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Carr was a Fulbright Fellow at Auezov South Kazakhstan State University in 2017, and has served as a U.S State Department English Language Specialist in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, and Vietnam.