Nathan Carr is Professor of TESOL at California State University, Fullerton. He was born and raised in Oklahoma, earned a B.A. in Russian and Russian Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and started his career in TESOL by teaching English in Taiwan for three years. He earned an M.Ed. in TESOL at Oklahoma City University and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at UCLA with an emphasis in language assessment. His research interests are eclectic but generally focus on language assessment, particularly automated scoring in web-based testing, validation, and teacher training in language assessment. He regularly teaches courses on assessment, curriculum development, and teaching methodology. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Kazakhstan, and an English Language Specialist in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, and Vietnam.