LLC News

August 2011 Archives

Congratulations to Dr. Yasuko Walcott

Congratulations to Dr. Yasuko Walcott, who successfully defended her dissertation on "Experiences of Japanese Women Who Married American Military Personnel and Emigrated to the United States between 1945 and 1965."

The chair of Dr. Walcott's dissertation committee was Dr. Robert Rubinstein.

To congratulate Yasuko or learn more about her dissertation, please email her at

Congratulations to Dr. Rita Turner

Dr. Rita Turner successfully defended her dissertation titled "Critical Ecoliteracy: An Interdisciplinary Secondary and Post-Secondary Humanities Curriculum to Cultivate Environmental Consciousness."

Her co-chairs were Dr. Christine Mallinson and Dr. Joby Taylor and the committee was joined by members Dr. Ed Orser, Dr. Mary Rivkin, and Dr. Bev Bickel.

To congratulate Rita or learn more about her dissertation, please email her at

E-Teacher Scholarship Summer Workshop successfully organized by LLC graduate Dr. Joan Kang Shin and her team

The E-Teacher Scholars’ Conference was held at UMBC on August 11-12, 2011. The conference was the culmination of the E-Teacher Professional Development Workshop 2011, which was held on UMBC’s campus July 23-August 13, and was moderated by Joan Kang Shin ’08 Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Culture, Clinical Assistant Professor of Education and Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs in Continuing and Professional Studies.

The conference included presentations from the 26 English teaching scholars from 25 countries who developed projects during their three-week stay at UMBC. The final presentation was streamed live through the US Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs' website. On the final day the number of visitors who tuned online were 1,193 unique viewers from 87 different countries!

To find out more about the conference, visit:

Click here for more information about the E-Teacher Scholarship Program.