Shawn Loewen (PhD, University of Auckland) is Professor at Michigan State University in the MATESOL and Second Language Studies programs.
He also serves as director of the Second Language Studies program. His research interests include instructed second language acquisition, second language interaction and quantitative research methodology. In addition to publishing in leading SLA journals, he has co-authored two books, Key Concepts in Second Language Acquisition, and An A-Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods. His sole authored book, Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition, appeared in 2015, and the co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition was published in early 2017.