Richard Forest, Ph.D.

Position: Director
Department: English Language Institute
Campus Address: 350 Ronan Hall
Phone: (989) 774-1717

Richard Forest received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from City University of Hong Kong in October of 2007 and his M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Central Michigan University in May of 2002. His research interests include corpus-based linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, and public discourses concerning science and education. He has taught English as a Second Language in junior high and elementary schools in Japan, as well as in university EAP and intensive English programs in the United States.

In addition to his current role as Director of the English Language Institute, Dr. Forest is an Associate Professor in CMU’s Department of English Language and Literature, where he teaches grammar and pedagogic grammar, text and discourse analysis, and language teaching methodology.


Areas of Expertise

​​​Corpus-based linguistics
English for academic purposes
Public discourses concerning science and education

Degrees and Universities

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics
City University of Hong Kong, October 2007

M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Central Michigan University, May 2002

Honors and Recognitions


Professional Organizations

Selected Publications​ ​​