Lawrence Jun Zhang

Lawrence Jun Zhang, PhD, is Associate Professor at the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy and Associate Dean International Strategic Engagement, Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to moving to Auckland, Dr Zhang was a tenured associate professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, where was a faculty member of the English Language & Literature Academic Group for 12 years. Dr Zhang s research spans psycholinguistics, metacognition, language learning strategies, reading and writing instructional design, and teacher-education. He has presented over 50 papers at international conferences in Australia, Canada, China, England, Germany, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and USA and has published over 100 articles, reviews, and chapters in edited books. His recent work appears in international referred journals such as Asian Englishes (Japan), Language Awareness (UK), Perceptual & Motor Skills (USA), Language & Education (UK), International Journal of Educational Reform (USA), Asia Pacific Journal of Education (UK), RELC Journal (UK), British Journal of Educational Psychology(UK), ITL International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Belgium), Instructional Science (USA), and TESOL Quarterly (USA). He has co-authored two books: Knowledge, Beliefs and Syllabus Implementation (NIE, Singapore, 2005) and Language Education Concepts: A Guide for English Language Teachers (Pearson Education Longman, 2004). His book in the Curriculum Studies Series: Teaching the English Language: Reading and Oral Communication Skills was published by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (2007). His recent edited volume,   HYPERLINK “” Asian Englishes: Changing Perspectives in a Globalised World, was published by Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011. He was the Recipient of the TESOL Award for Distinguished Research (2010-2011) from the International TESOL Association (, for which he serves as Chair of the Nonnative English-Speaker Teachers Interest Section (from March 2012).
As an invited referee for top-tier SSCI-indexed international journals such as Language Learning (USA), Reading Research Quarterly, International Journal of Bilingualism, and Perceptual & Motor Skills (USA), he also reviews manuscripts for other international journals including Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (USA), Language Teaching (UK), Journal of Applied Linguistics (UK), and System (USA), among others. In addition to serving The Asian EFL Journal on the Editorial Board, he has just completed his service as an editorial advisory board member for TESOL Quarterly (USA). Currently, he is an editorial board member for Metacognition & Learning (USA), The Linguistics Journal (Korea), and RELC Journal (UK), among others. He has also been invited to deliver plenary/featured addresses at international conferences in China, England, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and USA.
Address for correspondence: School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92601, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 623 8899
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