Dudley Reynolds receives TESOL award for service
Originally published February 6, 2023, by TESOL International Association as “Dudley Reynolds Receives 2023 James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL”
Longtime TESOL International Association member and past president Dudley Reynolds has been named the recipient of the 2023 James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL. Reynolds currently serves as senior associate dean for education at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. From 2016 to 2017, he served as the 51st president of TESOL International Association.
In making the announcement, TESOL president Joyce Kling stated, “for decades, Dudley Reynolds has personified service to TESOL. From article reviewer and conference discussion group leader to TESOL president, Dudley’s commitment to this association has been unwavering.”
Reynolds’s numerous roles with TESOL International Association have included member on the board of directors, finance committee chair; cochair of the research agenda task force; and membership on the nominating, finance, development, and board operations committees.
After learning of the announcement, Reynolds reflected on his years of involvement with the association. “TESOL has given me a professional home for over 30 years. To be honored in this way by people I consider family is truly humbling,” he said. “Knowing that service to TESOL is also service to an international community of language learners makes it even more special. My heartfelt thanks to the colleagues who nominated and supported me for this award and to the TESOL membership as a whole, who set such incredible examples of service to communities around the world.”
Prior to taking on the role of senior associate dean for education at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar in 2021, Reynolds had spent 11 years as a teaching professor of English at that same campus. Before that, he worked in the Department of English at the University of Houston (1997–2007) and Georgia State University (1997). His main research interests involve the teaching and assessment of writing skills in second language contexts.