Position: Director & Associate Professor of IESL
Location: 113 Gregory Hall
Phone: (540) 535-3574
Employed Since: 2007
B.A., journalism, Auburn University; M.S., multilingual/multicultural education (TESOL), The Florida State University; Ph.D., multilingual/multicultural education (TESOL), The Florida State University
Fields of Expertise:
Language Program Administration and Evaluation; Cross-cultural Communication; Second-Language Assessment; General Linguistics
I have enjoyed living and working as an ESL and EFL educator on three continents in both teaching and administrative roles. The highlight of my career has always been teaching and learning from nonnative speakers of English.
One of Shenandoah University’s many strengths is its focus on students. That focus is why I am here and why I love coming to work each weekday (and sometimes on weekends).
I enjoy spending family time with my wife and two young sons and sometimes find time to read, hike, camp, and collect modern first-edition books. I always find time to watch American college football and FIFA World Cup matches.