Robert Connor

Director of English for Academic and Professional Purposes


As the Director of EAPP, Robert Connor is responsible for helping students learn and teach English. He's been here for 8 years and during that time has enjoyed seeing students develop in better ways when academic theories realize their full potential. Robert works hard to create a culture of learning and adaptation among all students through concrete applications of research. He's been a reviewer for the Commission on English Accreditation and the South African National Research Foundation as well as a chair of the English for Special Purposes at international TESOL. Originally from Tennesse, Robert has a B.A. from Vanderbilt, a M.A. in Teaching from American University and a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Educational Research from LSU.