Office: Gordy 155a
155 Gordy Hall
Athens, OH 45701 USA
- 2010 Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Ohio University
- 2002 BA English Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Area(s) of Professional Interest
Team Teaching, ESL/EFL Teacher Training, Curriculum Development, Writing Assessment
Presentations and Publications
- “Team Teaching Challenges for the Native Speaker-Non-native Speaker Team,” presented at WV TESOL, April 2011
- [Article] “Team Teaching in Japan from the Perspectives of the ALTs, the JTEs, and the Students,” TEFLIN Journal, Volume 23(2), July 2012.
My initial career goal was teaching English to native speakers, and I spent a year teaching American Literature at a high school in Wisconsin. However, I had always been interested in traveling, so I made a career change and moved to Japan for four years to teach English to Japanese high school students. I loved my time in Japan, and this experience helped me discover my interest in teaching English to non-native speakers. After Japan, I found my way to Ohio University where I earned my MA in Applied Linguistics and was fortunate to work for OPIE as a teaching assistant, and later a lecturer. I really enjoy working with international students in OPIE and learning about their diverse cultural backgrounds.