Isabel Pefianco Martin is Professor at the Department of English, School of Humanities, and the Department of Education, School of Social Sciences, of the Ateneo de Manila University. She is also Coordinator for Research and Textbook Development at the Ateneo SALT Institute. Prof. Martin is a leading figure in English language studies in the country, having published in various internationally recognized publications on topics ranging from World Englishes, Philippine English, English language education, English sociolinguistics, language policy, to forensic linguistics, and language and law studies. Prof. Martin has served and continues to serve in private and government institutions that are concerned with upgrading the state of English language education in the Philippines.