Zhi Li (2015) is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies at the University of Saskatchewan (UoS), Canada. Before joining UoS, he worked as a Language Assessment Specialist at Paragon Testing Enterprises (Vancouver, BC) and a sessional instructor in the Department of Adult Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, BC). From 2010-2015, he worked at Iowa State University as a research/teaching assistant, and prior to that, he was a full-time lecturer at Hunan University of Arts and Science, China. His research interests include language assessment, computer-assisted language learning, corpus linguistics, and systemic functional linguistics. He has presented his work at a number of professional conferences such as AAAL, LTRC, CAAL/ACLA, and TESOL. His research papers have been published in System, CALICO Journal, and Language Learning & Technology.
Major Professor: Carol Chapelle
Dissertation title: An argument-based validation study of the English Placement Test (EPT): Focusing on the inferences of extrapolation and ramification