Patrisius Istiarto Djiwandono

Patrisius Istiarto Djiwandono was born in Malang, 16 March 1967. He earned his Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in English Language Education from The State University of Malang, in 1991, 1994, and 1998, respectively. He also earned Diploma TESL from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1992.

From 1999 to 2003 he headed the research center at Universitas Widya Karya, Malang, before moving to Universitas Surabaya in Surabaya. From 2005 to January 2008, he was the Director of Ubaya Language Center at the university, and taught Language Testing, Academic Writing, and Teaching Listening and Speaking at the Post Graduate Program of Universitas Katolik Widya Mandala, Surabaya. In 2001, he was granted fund by The Directorate of Higher Learning of Indonesia to develop a proficiency test of Indonesian language.

He has published 4 books on language testing and learning strategies. His articles were published in various national and international journals.

As of February 2008, he moved to Universitas Ma Chung, Malang, where he holds a new position as Manager of Quality Assurance in addition to teaching Applied Linguistics courses at the English Study Program.

He pursues interests in Second Language Acquisition, teaching methodology, and language testing.