Jean Mark Gawron presented his first ACL Paper at the Toronto ACL conference in 1982. His most recent ACL paper won honorable mention for Best Short Paper in 2014. He worked for over a decade in the NLP group at SRI and is currently head of the Computational Linguistics program at San Diego State University. His publications include 2 books, 2 edited volumes, and over 40 articles. He has been co-PI on e NSF grants.