Dr. Norman Whitney has studied in the UK and the USA. His teaching career included the posts of Head of EFL at Ealing College of Higher Education in London; editor of the English Language Teaching Journal (published by Oxford University Press); and Joint Chief Inspector of The British Council's scheme for accrediting EFL schools in the UK. From 1996-1999 he was a consultant with the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, with special responsibility for the design and content of teacher training programmes.

His most recent Oxford University Press publications are Dream Team, a global course for secondary schools; English Champions, for Italian secondary schools; Team up! for Greek frontisteria, and Passport to Work, a conversation course for Japanese speakers.

With other colleagues, Norman is currently researching how the internet could be used to help teenage learners of English, and their teachers and parents.