Dr. Tej Bhatia is a Professor of Linguistics & Cognitive Sciences and Director of South Asian Languages at Syracuse University. He is also a Fellow of the Forensic Sciences and National Security Institute, and is affiliated with the Information and Technology Group at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Cognitive Sciences Program, and the International Relations program at the Maxwell School. Dr. Bhatia teaches classes on forensic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and bilingualism. He has published 16 books and numerous articles on bilingualism, multiculturalism, media and advertising, socio- and psycho-linguistics, and English and South Asian languages. He is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation Award for Excellence in Research, and has received grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Mellon Foundation, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Linguistic Society of America, among others. In 2018, Dr. Bhatia will be named President of the International Association of World Englishes.