Florin Mihai grew up in Iasi, Romania. In second grade, he started learning English in school and became fascinated by it. After he earned a B.A in English and Romanian from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, he had taught English a foreign language (EFL) at a private language school in his home town for several years. Because he wanted to further his education and pursue a post-graduate degree, he enrolled in the Multilingual and Multicultural Education program at Florida State University, where he earned a Master’s and a PhD. His research interests include: language and content-area assessment for English learners, grammar instruction, pre- and in-service teacher education, and curriculum development in global contexts. In 2010, he published Assessing English Language Learners in the Content Areas: A Research-into-Practice Guide for Educators with University of Michigan Press. He has recently co-authored Language and Literacy Development: An Interdisciplinary Focus on English Learners with Communication Disorders with Plural Publishing. He is one of the co-editors of The Tapestry Journal: An International Multidisciplinary Journal on English Language Learner Education. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at the University of Central Florida.