Adrian Palmer received his B.A. in Economics and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. He is currently an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah.

He is the author or co-author of nine books, eleven foreign language tests, and forty articles. He is the co-author of Language Testing in Practice for Oxford University Press.

Adrian S Palmer is a co-founder of the Language Testing Research Colloquium and his main areas of interest include language testing research, test development, teacher training and professional development and language teaching methodology.