Miyuki Sasaki is a professor at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagoya City University, where she teaches courses in teacher education and applied linguistics. She received MAs in TESL from Hiroshima University and Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She has contributed chapters to books published by Multilingual Matters, Kluwer Academic, and Blackwell. Her articles have appeared in Language Learning, Language Testing, Journal of Second Language Writing, Journal of Pragmatics, International Review of Applied Linguistics, and Word. She was the Local Chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing when it was first held outside of the United States in 2007. She is a TOEIC Technical Panel member (1994-present), and served on the TOEFL Committee of Examiners as its first Japanese member (2007-2011). She served on the editorial board of TESOL Quarterly (2002-2005) and currently serves on the editorial boards of Language Testing (2004-present) and Journal of Second Language Writing (2006-present).
She was a 2015 recipient of the Abe Fellowship, which allowed her to spend the 2016-2017 academic year at Georgetown University as a visiting scholar. Her current research interests include the longitudinal development of first and second writing ability and strategy use, differences between rating processes for first and second language writing, and environmental effects on second language learning motivation.