Professor Ronald Carter has been at Nottingham University since 1979 and has been Director of the Centre for English Language Education and Head of the School of English. He is on the Editorial Boards of the journals Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language and Literature, Language Awareness and RELC Journal, and was recently an Editorial Advisor for the Encarta World English Dictionary. He was elected a life member of NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) in 2007. He was chair of BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) from 2003-2006 and was recently elected a fellow of the British Academy for Social Sciences. He was a member of the English Panel for the 2001 and 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercises), with particular responsibility for English language and applied linguistics.He received an MBE for services to local and national higher education in the 2009 New Year’s Honours list and in 2013 was awarded an honorary doctorate (DUniv) from the Open University for his contributions to the field of applied linguistics.
He is currently closely involved with the work of Cambridge University Press Syndicates as a member of the Operating Board of the Press and as chair of the Education and ELT Publishing Committee. He also holds an affiliated lectureship in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge.