I am a professor of ESOL at Lone Star College-North Harris in Houston, Texas, where I teach a variety of English langauge courses to students from all over the world. I have also trained preservice teachers for the Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA) offered by The University of Cambridge. In addition to teaching, I am a materials writer and have published ESOL textbooks with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Pearson/Longman. I also participate in the Big Ideas Series published by Wayzgoose Press, and I’ve written several plays for English learners for Alphabet Publishing. I enjoy the intersection of teaching, teacher-training and writing because it allows me to work out the puzzles of turning theory into practice. I have a Masters of Art in Education from the School for International Training, and a Bachelor of Art in English from the University of Washington.
I am a Professor of ESOL at Lone Star College-North Harris in Houston, Texas and Department Chair of ESOL, Modern Languages, and Interpreter Training. I studied for my MA in TESOL at the University of London during my year as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar in 2000, and received a BA with an Individual Major and a French minor from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. I enjoy authoring ETL textbooks and materials, providing teacher training, and meeting other ESL/EFL professionals from around the world.