- Dr Richard Brecht
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Richard Brecht is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland and co-director of the American Councils Research Center at the American Councils for International Education, a think tank devoted to providing evidence for language policy and management decisions in education and the work place. Dr. Brecht has founded, built and led over a dozen academic organizations, including American Councils for International Education, the Center for Advanced Study of Language (a Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Center), the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, and the National Foreign Language Center. Dr. Brecht has received numerous awards from national and international organizations in the language field.