Dr. Rebecca Oxford
Rebecca L. Oxford’s Lifetime Achievement Award states that her “research on learning strategies has changed the way the world teaches languages.” She has two degrees in languages and a master's and a doctorate in educational psychology. She is a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and Professor Emerita, University of Maryland and a part-time adjunct professor of second language teaching and psychology at the University of Alabama. For the U.S. Department of State she has served as an English Language Specialist in Cambodia, Russia, and the Baltic States. She was also an invited Fulbright Fellow at the Universidad de Costa Rica. She was an Honorary Vice Chair for the Humanities, Xidian University, Xi’an, China and an Honorary Academic Expert, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. Dr. Oxford has published approximately 260 articles and chapters, 14 books (some of which were translated into Japanese, Korean, and Arabic), and eight journal special issues. Her main topics are L2 learning strategies, fostering peace, using positive psychology, and transforming education. She has given approximately 475 addresses (keynotes, plenaries, and other presentations) in 43 countries. She initiated and co-edited the Tapestry Program, an ESL/EFL book series (Heinle/Cengage), and is currently co-editing two book series, Transforming Education for the Future (Information Age Publishing) and Spirituality, Religion, and Education (Palgrave Macmillan).