And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.
(Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 14th Century)
Eddy has been at the University of Arizona since 2011, when he was hired as Assessment Coordinator for the Center for English as Second Language (CESL). This followed being awarded a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University (Australia) in 2010.
Professionally, Eddy’s primary interests relate to promoting assessment literacy, and the interconnections between teaching excellence, assessment, and the maximization of student learning. His recent publications include Classroom Assessment: Challenges, Choices and Consequences (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020) and Handbook of Research on Assessment Literacy and Teacher-made Testing in the Language Classroom (IGI Global, 2019).
Teaching and learning are also primary foci of his professional life. This includes developing and teaching courses for the Department of Public & Applied Humanities, and the many opportunities for professional development and learning that come with that.
Interested in all things related to the human condition (and its betterment), Eddy has a keen interest in exploring nature, Shakespeare, and motorcycling (https://youtu.be/VJWjKgZhRLY).