• Ph.D., Foreign Language Education and Applied Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Applied English Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., French, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Experience

  • Texas Intensive English Program, 1988-Present
  • University of Texas at Austin, 1977-1988
  • Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 1975-1976
  • Centro Colombo-Americano, Cali, Colombia, 1975

Related Experience

  • Studied at the Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Studied at the Universidad Ibero-Americana, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Widely traveled on 6 continents

Professional Activity

  • Program director for more than 40 training programs for professional English teachers from Asia and Latin America
  • Commissioner, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), 2004-2007 and 2011 (Commission Chair 2007)
  • CEA Specialized Contractor, 2013-Present
  • Executive Board Member, American Association of Intensive English Programs, 1995-1997 and 2000-2003 (President 2001-2002)
  • Board Member and Treasurer, TexTESOL III, 1987-1997
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
  • U.S. Department of State, Responsible Officer (RO)
  • Member, TESOL International Association, 1977-Present
  • Member, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 1991-Present
  • Presenter at regional and international TESOL and NAFSA conventions
  • Co-author of the ESL textbook Frontiers: An Active Introduction to English Grammar
  • Co-author of articles in the journals Brain and Language and Neuropsychologia