Ron received his PhD from the University of Nottingham (UK), where he studied corpus approaches to applied linguistics, and his Master of Science from the University of Oxford, where he studied Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. He also holds a DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) from Cambridge University (ESOL). He has published his research in a number of international scholarly journals, including TESOL Quarterly, ELT Journal, and Applied Linguistics. Dr. Martinez is a U.S. Department of State English Language Specialist with expertise in areas concerning the internationalization of higher education. He is currently especially interested in supporting international research publication, and also faculty development for English Medium Instruction within universities around the world. He is advisor to the President on internationalization and language policy at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), where he also founded and currently directs the the Academic Publishing Advisory Center, or the Centro de Assessoria de Publicação Acadêmica (CAPA) , a unique writing center that supports scholarly research publication. In addition, Dr. Martinez is an adjunct lecturer for the Summer English Language Studies program at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), within the College Writing Program. You can see more about Ron's research and publications here.