Editorial Team

Senior Editors

David L. Chiesa

Dr. David L. Chiesa is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Language and Literacy Department at the University of Georgia and serves as the English as a Second Official Language (ESOL) Endorsement, TESOL Minor, and Online Graduate TESOL Certificate Coordinator in the TESOL and World Language Education Program area. Prior to coming to UGA in fall 2019, he was the English Language and Testing Specialist for the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and had served in various roles overseas for the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs in Japan, Mongolia, Mainland China, and Uzbekistan. Dr. Chiesa’s research interest is in addressing language-related issues to understand their role in the lives of individuals, particularly, language learners and language teachers. His research examines the intersections of instructional design and language teacher development, while maintaining a strong tie between research and practice. He utilizes different research traditions in applied linguistics, such as naturalistic inquiry and psychometric research, to address issues in language assessment/testing, assessment literacy of teachers, and second language writing. His publications are in the forms of journal articles (The Journal of English Language and Pedagogy), encyclopedia entries (TESOL Encyclopedia), book chapters (Multilingual Matters; Routledge), ethical guidelines (The American Association of Applied Linguistics), and book reviews (TESOL Quarterly) to name a few. His most recent book, Reconceptualizing Language Teaching: An In-Service Teacher Education Course in Uzbekistan, will be used as the official course material for all English language teachers throughout the country of Uzbekistan which is supported by the Ministry of Higher and Specialized Education. In his free time, Dr. Chiesa enjoys meeting and communicating with persons of other cultures, value systems, political beliefs, and economic circumstances, hoping to establish more positive relationships and build bridges of understanding among people with varying backgrounds.

Robert A. Griffin

Dr. Robert A. Griffin is an assistant professor in the Department of Literacy and Special Education at the University of West Georgia, where he teaches graduate-level courses in literacy, TESOL, and diversity/inclusive education. Before moving into higher education full time, he served as a secondary English and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher for 13 years in rural south and urban north Georgia public schools. Dr. Griffin’s primary research interests involve exploring reading motivation and achievement for bi/multilingual students, striving readers, and “at-promise” student groups and challenging deficit-oriented paradigms related to the skills and talents of diverse learners. In addition to serving as a senior editor of GATESOL Journal, Dr. Griffin serves on editorial review boards for several journals in the fields of TESOL and literacy education. Dr. Griffin has published numerous articles on topics ranging from quantitative analyses of reading motivation among adolescent Latinx students to pedagogical pieces on authentic writing instruction and morphological awareness for culturally and linguistically diverse students. His work has appeared in journals such as Reading Psychology, the Journal of Latinos and Education, and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

Associate Editors

Abdulsamad Y. Humaidan

Abdulsamad Y. Humaidan is currently a Ph.D. candidate majoring in Language, Literacies, and Culture/TESOL at Southern Illinois University, where he also pursued an M.A. in TESOL as a recipient of a Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship funded by the U.S. Embassy in Yemen. Abdulsamad has taught the English language since 2005 as an instructor and a teacher educator in EFL/ESL contexts in Yemen and the United States in Intensive English Programs. His research interests include teaching English with technology, language assessment, and teacher education. He has co-published two journal articles, a book chapter, and a conference proceeding.

Ethan T. Trịnh

Ethan T. Trịnh (they/them) is a Vietnamese, queer, immigrant, TESOL teacher educator, and researcher who is teaching and pursuing their doctorate at Georgia State University. Their works focus on the intersectionality of gender, race, and language education that embraces queerness as a healing teaching and research practice. Their articles can be found in journals such as the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, LGBTQ Policy Journal, Journal of Homosexuality, Genealogy, etc., and other book chapters with Routledge, Brill, and Springer. Ethan has published two co-edited two volumes entitled Critical Storytelling: Multilingual Immigrants in the United States (Brill, 2021) and Teacher Well-Being in English Language Teaching: An Ecological Approach (Routledge, 2023). Originally from Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Ethan enjoys creative writing and having a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee in their free time. 

Editorial Review Board

Dr. Jennifer K. Allen
University of West Georgia

Dr. Hadi R. Banat
University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Megan DeVoss
Cherokee County Schools (GA)

Dr. Lama K. Farran
University of West Georgia

Dr. Jamie Garner
University of Florida

Dr. Ransom Gladwin
Valdosta State University

Dr. Sarah J. Goodwin
Duolingo

Dr. Phillip D. Grant, Jr.
University of West Georgia

Dr. Eliana Hirano
Berry College

Dr. Lela Horne
Marietta City Schools (GA)

Dr. K. Seon Jeon
Columbus State University

Dr. Alisa Leckie
Georgia Southern University

Dr. Rong Liu
Georgia Gwinnett College

Dr. Allison U. Nealy
University of Georgia

Dr. Rebecca Owen
Rome City Schools (GA)

Dr. Carolina Pelaez-Morales
Columbus State University

Dr. Nicole Marie Pettitt
Youngstown State University

Dr. Alexandra J. Reyes
Georgia Southern University

Dr. Bethany L. Scullin
University of West Georgia

Dr. Stephen Skalicky
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)

Dr. Lou Tolosa-Casadont
University of Georgia

Dr. Elizabeth Webb
Cobb County School District (GA)