After growing up in eastern Canada and doing my undergraduate studies there, I moved to Japan to teach English in 1994. I stayed in Japan for 15 years, and did my doctoral research (focused on classroom assessment) at a university in Tokyo. In 2009 I returned to Canada and taught for two years in ESL programs in Vancouver before moving south to UA in 2011. It is exciting to be part of CESL, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with the students and staff here. Professionally, I remain interested in assessment; particularly in how to use assessment to improve both learning and teaching in the classroom.
- Ph.D in Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University
- MSc. TESOL, Aston University
- B.A, B.Ed. Memorial University of Newfoundland