Jones, Christina

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Phone: 740-593-4586
Department: 740-593-4575
Fax: 740-593-4577
Office: Gordy 162
Mailing Address:
155 Gordy Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701 USA

I have been an instructor in OPIE since 2006, Reading Lab Coordinator since 2010, Reading Skills Area Coordinator since 2016, and Vocabulary Skills Coordinator since 2017. I have also taught:

  • Business English (Associate Lecturer) for the Latin American Institute of Business, in conjunction with the College of Business at Ohio University (Summer 2018)
  • EFL (Guest Lecturer) at Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China (Summer Program, 2016 and 2017)
  • EFL (Instructor) at ACC Cultural Institute in Aichi Prefecture, Japan (2003~2006)
  • ESL (Linguistics Teaching Associateship) at East Elementary School in Athens, Ohio (2002~2003)
  • EFL (Instructor) at Guan Ya English Academy in Shenyang, China (Summer Program, 2002)

I graduated from Ohio University in 2003 with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics after presenting my pro-seminar thesis, “The Effects of Background Music on Reading Comprehension.”  Previously, I completed a B.A. in Arts & Sciences with a major in Linguistics and teaching certification in TEFL/TESL.  I’m a member of Ohio TESOL.  My professional interests include reading comprehension, understanding the reading brain in the digital age (paper vs. screens), and applied English grammar.

Other related work experience and service positions (at Ohio University Athens unless otherwise noted):

  • Presenter, Fulbright Workshops: “Listening and Note-taking in Extended Academic Discourse,” and “Reading Strategies: reading more effectively and efficiently” (Summer 2018)
  • Volunteer Coordinator, American Association of University Women’s Tech Savvy program: STEM education and career conference for young girls (Spring 2018)
  • Academic Advisor, Linguistics Department (Fall 2017 to present)
  • Member, Academic Development and Undergraduate Programming Working Group, Linguistics Department (2017-2018)
  • Women’s Mentor, Women’s Center, Office for Diversity and Inclusion (Fall 2017-present)
  • Presenter, public cultural lecture, “Ancient Earthworks of Ohio” at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (Summer 2017)
  • Volunteer, American Association of University Women’s Tech Savvy program: STEM education and career conference for young girls (Spring 2017)
  • Member, OPIE TA Search Committee (Spring 2017)
  • Volunteer and Program Contributor, International Women’s Day Festival (Spring 2017)
  • Leader, taskforce: revising the template/format for required vocabulary tests in Academic Reading Skills courses (Fall 2016)
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, OPIE (Fall 2016 to present)
  • Member, Assessment Working Group, OPIE (Fall 2016 to present)
  • Commentator/Evaluator, Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies, Office of Global Affairs and International Studies (Fall 2016)
  • Presenter, public cultural lecture, “Earthworks and the Peoples of Ancient Ohio” at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (Summer 2016)
  • Participant, O.U. faculty focus group: University Libraries’ Website and Online Resources—helping to direct future improvements for faculty use and research (Spring 2016)
  • Facilitator, Writing Lab workshop, “Effective Essays: How to Provide Successful Support” (Spring 2016)
  • Member, OPIE Sub-Committee for the Commission on English Language Accreditation Self Study: facilities, equipment, and supplies standards; administrative and fiscal capacity standards (Spring 2016 to present)
  • Participant, taskforce: creating a template/format for required vocabulary tests in Academic Reading Skills courses (Spring 2016)
  • Assistant to A&S International Academic Advisor, OPIE Academic Orientation Workshop Series (Fall 2015)
  • Member, OPIE Student Learning Outcomes Committee for the Commission on English Language Accreditation: Academic Reading Skills courses (Spring 2015)
  • Reading course development for visiting Mexican student program, Proyecta, OPIE (Winter 2014)
  • Coordinator, OPIE International Book Club (Fall 2014)
  • Facilitator, Writing Lab workshop, “Writing an Effective Research Paper” (Fall 2014)
  • Presenter, Annual Teaching Reading Panel for TEFL/TESL course Teaching Reading and Writing, Linguistics Department (Spring 2014)
  • Member, OPIE TA Search Committee (Spring 2011)
  • OPIE Reading Lab Aide (2009-2010)
  • Member, OPIE Student Welfare Committee (Spring~Summer 2009)
  • SPEAK Test Rater for International Teaching Assistant applicants, Linguistics Department (2008~present)
  • Presenter, Fulbright workshops: “Learning Styles and Strategies” and “TA Workshop: Understanding Your Role as Teacher, Giving Feedback, and Recognizing and Handling Issues in the Classroom” (Summer 2008)
  • Course development for Go International program, OPIE (Summer 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014)
  • Course development for ACC English reading/writing class, Japan (2004~2005)
  • Peer Advisor, International Student Orientation, International Student and Faculty Services (2001~2003)
  • Member, Association for Cultural Exchange, International Student and Faculty Services (2000~2003)
  • Member, OPIE Student Welfare and Activities Committee (2000~2002)
  • Participant and Orientation Volunteer, OPIE Conversation Partners Program (2000~2002, 2006~2008)
  • Assistant Cross-Cultural Programs Coordinator, OPIE (2000~2002)
  • Academic Advancement Center Tutor (Writing, Elementary Italian, Elementary Russian) (1999~2002)
  • Tutor (Freshman English), Ohio University Chillicothe (1998~1999)
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