Marian Amengual-Pizarro holds a B.A. degree in English and a PhD in applied linguistics (2003) from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Her PhD project studied the issue of rater reliability when evaluating second language compositions (Second Language Testing). She is a tenured Senior Lecturer in English in the Spanish, Modern and Classic Philology Department (English Philology) at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), and currently holds the post of Vice-dean for English Studies in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the UIB.
Marian has been the Secretary of AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for English and American Studies, from 2010 until 2015, and the 'Language Teaching' Panel coordinator at AESLA (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada), where she served two three-year terms (2003-2008). She has participated in several national research projects on testing and second language teaching and learning funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and has been coordinating the English Test in the 'Spanish University Admission Examination' (PAU) at the University of the Balearic Islands since 2003. She is currently the editor of the journal 'Revista Electrónica de Lingüística Aplicada' (RAEL) of the Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA). She also serves as a member of the board of referees of the journals 'Revista de Docencia Universitaria' (REDU) and the 'Revista Internacional de Didáctica de las Lenguas Extranjeras' (Porta Linguarum).
Marian has edited several books and has contributed numerous articles on applied linguistics and education in various specialized national and refereed international journals on applied linguistics and education. She has taught English language courses and numerous training courses for teachers of English as a foreign language. She is currently teaching English Pragmatics and Discourse (undergraduate, 4th year English Studies) and a MA course on Second Language Testing.