Shawn Loewen (MA, Temple University, 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. He teaches courses on second language acquisition and quantitative research methods, and his research interests include instructed second language acquisition, second language interaction and quantitative research methodology. In particular, his current interests include the link between SLA research and researchers, on the one hand, and second language teachers and pedagogy on the other. In addition to publishing in leading SLA journals, he has co-authored two books, Key Concepts in Second Language Acquisition (with Reinders, 2009), and An A-Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods (with Plonsky, 2016). 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 (with Sato) was published in 2017. In 2018, he became the associate editor of The Modern Language Journal.