David Nunan is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hong Kong, President Emeritus at Anaheim University, California, and Professor in Education at the University of NSW.
He has published over 100 scholarly books and articles on teacher education, curriculum development, classroom-based research and the teaching of grammar in the communicative classroom.
Recent books include Task-Based Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press), What is This Thing Called Language? (Palgrave Macmillan), with Kathi Bailey Exploring Second Language Classroom Research (National Geographic Learning), with Julie Choi Language and Culture, (Routledge), with Jack C. Richards Language Learning Beyond the Classroom (Routledge), and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. (Rutledge). With over 3 billion copies sold, his middle-school series Go For It is the largest selling series in the world.
Nunan is a former President of TESOL and is currently a Trustee of The International Research Foundation for Language Education. Honours and awards include two citations by the United States Congress for services to English language education, and the 2003 TESOL Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2005, he was named one of the 50 most influential Australians internationally. In 2015 he was given the James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL.