Dudley Reynolds is the President-Elect (2015-16) of the TESOL International Association and a Teaching Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar where he teaches first-year writing. His research focuses on the development, assessment, and teaching of second language reading and writing. He is the author of One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants (University of Michigan Press, 2009) and Assessing Writing, Assessing Learning (University of Michigan Press, 2010) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He is currently the Lead-PI for a Qatar National Research Fund grant on “Improving Reading Skills in the Middle School Science Classroom.” He received his PhD in Linguistics from Indiana University where he taught in the intensive English program for pre-university students. He has also taught primary school learners in Egypt and MA TESOL students at Georgia State University and the University of Houston.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Patricia Brock
Dr. Patricia Ann Brock is a faculty member at the School of Education, Pace University in New York City. Based on her teaching experiences and certifications in TESOL, education and administration, and OTL: Online Teaching and Learning, her research presentations and publications explore the impact of culture, language and technology on teaching and learning. She has presented papers and keynoted at more than 70 conferences in more than 22 countries on four continents. Dr. Brock was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to The American University in Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where she designed and taught TESOL courses, assisted in acquiring new supportive technologies and provided professional development workshops for her colleagues. She was awarded a Summer Study Scholarship to Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland where she studied and promoted the use of new technologies. Dr. Brock has received grants from UNESCO to present her research in Alexandria, Egypt and participated in recent conferences in Abu Dhabi and Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Brock has also authored two textbooks, one monograph and, in her free time, a collection of poetry of her 9/11 New York City memories. She even designed and co-taught a diverse teacher education science & technology-based summer course at NASA’s US Space Camp in Florida. Currently, she is the president of The Institute for Professional Success where she career coaches and mentors higher-education clients worldwide through skype and email.
Featured Speaker: Heidi Faust
Heidi Faust is Adjunct Faculty in the Lehigh University TESOL Certificate program, and currently the TESOL International Association Intercultural Communication Interest Section Chair. Her experience providing training and technical support to ESL/EFL teachers and administrators includes having worked on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the US Department of State as an English Language Specialist. Additionally, Heidi has provided online and face-to-face training program to hundreds of educators internationally, as the Associate Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Language Literacy and Culture.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Mashael Al-Hamly
Dr. Mashael Al-Hamly is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics. She has obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Assisted Language Learning from the University of East Anglia in the U.K in 1998. Dr. Al-Hamly teaches English Language and Linguistics to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to the community-center adult learners at Kuwait University. Formerly, she has worked as the Cultural Attaché working for the Consulate of Kuwait in Duabi, U.A.E from 2006 - 2010. Currently, She is the chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Kuwait University. She has published in regional as well international journals in the areas of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, testing as well as translation studies.