Full-time program faculty members belong to the Departments of Education and Modern Languages/Linguistics. They are international in make-up with expertise in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, instructional systems development, psychology, research, ESL and EFL program development, methodology, curriculum development, and testing and evaluation.
Part-time faculty add a significant and important variety of professional expertise to the program. Together, the program's instructional staff have had considerable experience with K-12, adult, and university programs, both ESOL and bilingual, throughout the U.S. and abroad.
John Nelson, Ph.D. (McGill) (MA Program Co-Director);
ESOL/FL Testing and Evaluation, Methods of Teaching ESL/EFL, The Grammar of American English
Dr. Nelson's faculty homepage.
Sarah J. Shin, Ph.D. (Michigan) (Co-Director);
Bilingualism, Language Acquisition, TESOL Methods, Sociolinguistics, Internship supervision
Dr. Shin's faculty homepage.
Mary Tabaa, M.A. (UMBC) (Online/Off-Campus Coordinator);
The Grammar of American English, Linguistics for ESOL Teachers
Colleen Grisham, M.A. (UMBC);
Reading and Writing Instruction
Chuck Hodell, Ph.D. (UMBC);
Instructional Systems Development
Adriana Medina, Ph.D. (UMBC, Department of Modern Language and Linguistics)
Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication
Ana Oskoz, Ph.D. (UMBC Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics)
Spanish instruction & online language instruction
Ron Schwartz, M.A.
Project Seminar, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication
Hollis Stein, (former Supervisor ESOL Program, Prince George's County Public Schools)
Internship supervision and instruction
Ray Terhorst, M.A. (UMBC);
Methods of Teaching ESL/EFL, Educational Technology