Francis M. Hult is professor in the TESOL program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He works at the crossroads of education, discourse studies, and sociolinguistics. Professor Hult’s research focuses on multilingualism in policy and practice, investigating ideological dimensions of national language policies, policy formation and implementation, language teacher engagement with educational policy discourses, and visual language use in multilingual communities. His books include the Handbook of Educational Linguistics (with Bernard Spolsky), Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics, and Research Methods in Language Policy and Planning (with David Cassels Johnson). He sits on the editorial boards of a number of journals and is a member of the advisory committee for the international Language Policy Research Network as well as the founder and manager of the Educational Linguistics List. Since 2010, he has served as editor of the Educational Linguistics book series (Springer), and he has been co-editor of the Contributions to the Sociology of Language book series (De Gruyter) since 2015.