I am Professor of ESL/EFL Teacher Professional Development in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology (IST) in the School of Education, Indiana University.

I research & design in-person & online professional development (PD) programs for professionals, including second/foreign language teachers. I have developed projects in multiple locations, for example, in 25 Indiana districts, in Beijing & Kunming (PRC), in Tetovo, Republic of N. Macedonia, in San Ramon, Costa Rica, & in Istanbul, Turkey etc. In 2012, I initiated one of the first fully online EFL/ESL Peace Corps Masters International Program. 

My current projects involve culturally & linguistically-inclusive online PD programs & those that utilize teachers' online learning presence.

I teach a blended load of in-person and online IST & Adult Education graduate level courses. 

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Professor, Instructional Systems Technology(IST)
& Adult Education. IU School of Education

2020-2023 Chair, International Programs Committee, IU School of Education.

2020-2021 Chair, Teacher Educator Interest Section, TESOL. 

Completed dissertation research undertaken by previous and current students under my supervision. 

efl & esl teacher education
collaborative teachers

My research and practice on language teacher education and teacher professional development are defined by a Sociocultural perspective consisting of value placed on the following elements:

  • ​teacher insider knowledge

  • ​responsive teaching

  • ​situated and glocalized pedagogy

  • ​inquiry based teaching

  • ​reflective teaching

  • ​culturally-relevant instruction

  • ​collaborative & interdisciplinary teaching


online pedagogy
online pedagogy & practice
  • teaching and teacher presence

  • universal design for learning

  • connectivism

  • just-in-time-teaching

  • flipped teaching

  • dialectical learning

  • hard and soft scaffolding

  • third space

  • transclassroom teacher