Director, TESOL Programs
I am an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and teacher-trainer. For the past 20 years, I have worked at Gonzaga University, with leaves of absence in 2000 and 2009 to teach at Mukogawa Women's University (Nishinomiya, Japan) and Abu Dhabi Women's College (Abu Dhabi, UAE). I have also taught at International House, Mataró and the Lake School in Oxford, UK. I am the current director of the MA/TESOL program.
In my free time I play traditional Irish music with Floating Crowbar. I play whistles, flute, uilleann pipes, and bodhran.
- Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, Department of English
- M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Eastern Washington University
- Royal Society of Arts Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Godmer House School of English, Oxford, UK
- B.A. (Honors), Japanese and Korean Studies and Politics, The Universities of Oxford and Sheffield, UK
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