Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D.

English with a specialization in TESL & Applied Linguistics

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK, USA

2011

M.A.

English with a specialization in TESL & Applied Linguistics

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater OK

2006

M.A.

Central European History

Central European University

Budapest, Hungary

2001

B.A.

English and Romanian Languages and Literatures

Universitatea de Nord

Baia Mare, Romania

2000

TESL

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program provides the skills necessary to conduct research in TESL and teach English to non-native speakers in a variety of situations, such as teaching English to international students studying in universities in the U.S.

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics is concerned with the systematic study of language structure, the acquisition of first and subsequent languages, the role of language in communication, and the status of language as the product of particular cultures and other social groups.

Central European History

The program in Central European History offers historical expertise, additional interdisciplinary qualifications and an insight into the practice of modern historical research in early modern, modern, and contemporary Central, Southeastern, and Eastern European history.

Teaching Experience

Full-time Lecturer

2011 – current

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Courses taught:

  • FSCC 100: First Seminar – seminar based academic writing for ESL students
  • FSCS 150: First Seminar Continuing Semester – seminar based academic writing for ESL students
  • FSAE 100: Academic English
  • ENGL 180: Writing Tutorial – one on one writing course personalized to the student’s needs

 

Graduate Teaching Associate

2003 – 2011

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Graduate courses taught:

  • ENGL5130: Studies in English Grammar – a graduate level course for students in the TESL/Linguistics MA and PhD programs
  • GRAD5981: ITA Training Oral Skills - speaking skills and test taking strategies
  • GRAD5990: ITA Training Speaking Skills - speaking skills and test taking strategies
  • ENGL0003: Academic English for Graduate Students – Four skills class

Undergraduate courses taught:

  • ENGL1123: International Freshman Composition – basic composition
  • ENGL2443: Languages of the World – introductory linguistics
  • ENGL4013: English Grammar
  • ENGL4893: Research Writing for International Students - English for specific purposes

Writing Center tutor (Fall 2003)

Instructor

2001 – 2003

Universitatea de Nord Baia Mare, Romania

Courses taught:

  • Descriptive Linguistics Seminars
  • English Grammar
  • Academic Writing
  • Conversation classes
  • Translation
  • History of the United States of America
  • History of Great Britain
  • English for Specific Purposes: students majoring in business, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering

 

Teacher of English

2001 – 2002

“G. Barițiu” High School, Baia Mare, Romania

Courses taught:

  • Intensive English classes to pupils in  9th and 11th grade

Administrative Experience

Interim Director, SAGES ESL Writing Program

2017 – current

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Student diagnostic testing and placement into courses
  • Determining teaching assignments for program instructors
  • Textbook selection and curriculum development
  • Directing monthly meetings with program instructors
  • Coordinating with different departments and units on campus
  • Other administrative duties

Assistant Director, International Composition

2009 – 2011

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and running instructor orientation
  • Directing weekly meetings with teaching assistants
  • Curriculum and material development
  • Assisting individual instructors with their teaching duties
  • Liaison with other programs in the Department of English and the university library
  • Coordinating rating for the Test of English Language Proficiency

Assistant Director, International TA Program

2006 – 2009

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing International Teaching Assistants (ITA) orientation
  • Coordinating SPEAK and ITA testing
  • Training SPEAK and ITA raters
  • Rating SPEAK and ITA tests
  • Communicating with departments
  • Other administrative duties

Recent service

Reviewer  (Current)

“Simulation & Gaming” Journal

 

Professional Enrichment for Trainees Series: Research Writing for International Trainees (February 2015)

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

  • Co-presenter at a workshop for graduate students and postgraduate trainees organized by the Center for International Affairs and the School of Medicine Graduate Education Office

 

Cognitive Linguistics and Pragmatics Seminars (March 2013)

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

  • Invited to teach 2 sessions of a seminar for graduate students in the English Department’s “Proseminar” series. The series consists of seminars on different topics taught by invited faculty, each teaching two sessions.

 

Workshop: TA-ing in the Global Classroom (October 2012)

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

  • Co-presenter at a workshop for undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants on strategies for interacting with non-native speakers of English

Workshop: Working with Multilingual / ESL Students  (March 2012)

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

  • Co-presenter at a workshop for faculty and graduate teaching assistants on strategies for teaching and tutoring multilingual students

 

Workshop: Using EndNote for Research and Writing (October 2006)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

  • Co-presenter at a workshop for faculty and students in the English Department on using the reference manager software EndNote

 

Workshop: Using EndNote for Research and Writing in TESL/Linguistics (April 2006)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

  • Co-presenter at a workshop for faculty and students in the TESL/Linguistics Program on using the reference manager software EndNote in doing research in the fields of Teaching English as a Second Language and Linguistics

 

Reviewer/Referee (2005)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

  • Sheorey, R. & Kiss-Gulyas, J. (2007). Studies in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics. Debrecen, Hungary: Kossuth Egyetem Kiado.

Selected Awards

  • Foreign Travel to Conferences Grant, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities (2015)
  • Clinton C. Keeler Scholarship in English Studies (2009)
  • Harry M. Campbell Scholarship in English Studies (2005)
  • MA scholarship at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2000-2001)

Recent Memberships

  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association (TESOL)
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)