Keri Matwick is a sociolinguist and educator. She holds a Doctorate from the University of Florida, specializing in Multimodal Discourse Analysis and Narrative. Keri’s research focuses on identity construction, social semiotics and nation branding, and food media. Since joining NTU in 2018, Keri has successfully established the first Food Studies Interdisciplinary Research Cluster and Pioneer Road: Journal of Undergraduate Research. Previously, she was a US Fulbright Scholar recipient in 2017 and served in the United States Air Force, conferring the rank of Captain by 2010. Keri’s scholarly and social contributions are recognized with distinction by academic, professional, and government bodies around the world.