About the Vice-Provost & Chief International Officer

Dr. Lance R. Askildson serves as Vice-Provost and Chief International Officer at Kennesaw State University where he also leads the Division of Global Affairs and holds a tenured faculty appointment as Associate Professor of English Language & Linguistics.

Previously, Dr. Askildson served as the Assistant Provost and the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures at the University of Notre Dame, where he also served as an Associate Professor of Second Language Education. Dr. Askildson is an interdisciplinary scholar of second language acquisition, language program administration & assessment, language learning technology and international studies. He has published numerous books, articles and edited volumes within these areas of research and has served as the managing editor of multiple academic journals and a contributing editor for many more.

Dr. Askildson has been an active member and leader of many academic and professional organizations throughout his career. He is the former Executive Secretary of the International Association for Language Learning Technology as well as a current trustee and board member of the Center for the Advanced Study of International Education, and an advisory board member of the federally funded Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center on Language Assessment & Evaluation based at Georgetown University. He is a frequent invited speaker and consultant on campus internationalization, language program assessment and higher education leadership and an active member of local community organizations, philanthropic societies and chambers of commerce.

Dr. Askildson welcomes inquiries regarding potential scholarly collaboration or professional consultation. He can be reached directly at askildson@kennesaw.edu.