Michael Smith headshot.

Michael Smith, Ph.D.

Director, English Language Center

mikesmith@austin.utexas.edu

He has taught ESL in Utah, Hawaii, and Mexico. He has a B.A. and an M.A. certificate in teaching English as a second language, a master's degree in linguistics, and a Ph.D. in foreign language education with an emphasis on aspects of motivation in language learning. He speaks Spanish and has studied both Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.