David Nunan is a linguist and ELT author who has published over 100 books and articles in the areas of curriculum and materials development, classroom-based research, and discourse analysis. Many of his English Language Teaching textbooks were written for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Thomson Learning.
Nunan has also been involved in directing post-graduate programs in applied linguistics and language education in many different parts of the world for over thirty years.
Now serving as Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Anaheim University, Nunan served as Chair and Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong since 1994 and has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs at Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and several others.
In 2000 he served as President of TESOL, the language teaching association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
In 2002 he received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education at Anaheim University.
In 2003 he was ranked the 7th most influential Australian in Asia by Business Review Weekly.
In 2005 he was named one of the top “50 Australians who Matter”.