Carnegie Mellon University

Antony Kunnan

Antony Kunnan

Senior Research Fellow in SLA

341 Posner Hall
Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


I am an applied linguist whose research and teaching focuses on language assessment, assessment policy for immigration and citizenship, innovative approaches to assessment, and statistical analyses.

  • Assessment for immigration and citizenship
  • Scenario-based and integrative language skills
  • Ethics and standards in language assessment
  • Evaluation of assessments
  • Individual Expert, Association of Language Teachers in Europe, 2020-
  • Excellence in Research, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau, 2019
  • Founding President and Past President, Asian Association for Language Assessment, 2014-16
  • Apple Lecturer Award, Teachers College, Columbia University, February 2010
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Research Award for Language Testing, ETS, Princeton, 1994
  • Honorary Advisor, HK PolyUniv. -Tsinghua Univ. Centre for Language Sciences, 2013-15. 
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Assessments for ELLs, ETS, Princeton, 2012-13.
  • Member, Fulbright National Review Panel for TEFL/Applied Linguistics, 2010-13.
  • Member, Fulbright National Screening Committee for East Asia, ETAs, 2010-13.
  • Strand Coordinator, Assessment & Evaluation, AAAL Conference, 2002, 2008, 2011.

"Evaluating language assessments." (Routledge, 2018).

"The Companion to Language Assessment." (4 edited volumes; Wiley, 2014).

Department Member Since 2021