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2002-2003 TESOL Awards and Grants Recipients

Albert H. Marckwardt Travel Grants

Recipients: Yu-Feng Diana Yang, Mary Hillis, Christina M. Ortmeier-Hooper, Matthew Weltig

Yu-Feng Diana Yang is a PhD student at Washington State University. Her research focus includes computer-assisted language learning and ESL/EFL teacher education. Yu-Feng has taught ESL/EFL at all levels and is actively involved in distance education.

A second-year MA TESL student at Bowling Green State University, Mary Hillis is president of BGSU's M.A. TESL Student Association and administrative graduate assistant for the ESL program. Mary plans to pursue a doctorate in applied linguistics.

Christina M. Ortmeier-Hooper is a PhD student in the Composition and Rhetoric Program at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches composition and ESL. She has published in TESOL Journal and has presented her work at TESOL and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. (No Photo Available)

Matthew Weltig attends Michigan State University where he is working on his MA in TESOL. Matthew, whose primary research has been in essay test assessment, will receive the Spaan Fellowship from the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan.

D. Scott Enright Interest Section Service Award

Recipient: Sandra Briggs

Sandra Briggs is District English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator for the San Mateo Union High School District in San Mateo, California. She has also been involved in teacher training, curriculum development, and textbook writing. A member of TESOL for the past 27 years, Sandra has made numerous presentations throughout South America. She has held various positions in TESOL and is currently chair of the Task Force on Reconstituting the TESOL Board of Directors.

Houghton Mifflin Award for Dedication to Community College Teaching

Recipient: John David Avery

John David Avery graduated from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, in 1975 with a BA in English literature. In 1982, he completed an MS in Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and the following year, he completed an MA in English: TESL from Portland State University. For the past 8 years his interest has been computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Last year John published an article in TESOL's CALL interest section newsletter on developments in CALL in Washington state. He is currently chair of the Instructional Council, where he leads the faculty in all areas affecting instruction on the Green River campus. John also serves on the Sterling Committee for the interest section and has made numerous presentations at TESOL and the Washington state affiliate, WAESOL.

James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL

Recipient: Lydia Stack

Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in the Development of Pedagogical Materials

Recipient: Li-Shih Huang

Li-Shih Huang is a PhD candidate in second language education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), Canada. She has taught EFL, ESP, and ESL at the postsecondary level and is currently teaching EAP courses at the University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies. Li-Shih, recipient of the OISE/UT Community Teaching Project Award, has published articles in Discourses and Development in Language Education, the journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

Professional Development Scholarships

Recipients: Glen Ryan Alejandro, Abdellah Azzouzi, Ymelda Baca, Sarah Canterberry, Piero Carlini, Su Chu Chen, Yanguo Cheng, Nora Dawkins, Gabriel Diaz, Beth Ernst, Gloria Fuentes, Elias Ghazel, Greta Grifee, Vanessa Guerra, Orly Haim, Barbara Jean Hall, Melissa Hawkins, Jaime Horst, Lyumila Ismailova, Frannie James, Jeffrey Johnson, Karin Jonge Kannan, SookeChe Kim, Jane Kirsch, Rael Margallo, Dawn McCormick, James Mischler, O. Alicia de Myhrer, Aminata Ndiaye, M. Christine O'Neill, Judith Powers, Dana Saito-Stehberger, Adama Sidibe, Marina V. Sires, Carlos Vallejo, Mandy Visser, Kelly Wonder

Ruth Crymes TESOL Fellowships for Graduate Study

Recipient: Christine Tardy

Christine Tardy is a PhD candidate in English Language and Linguistics at Purdue University. Her research interests include L2 writing, English for Specific Purposes, and teacher development. She has taught in the United States, Czech Republic, Japan, and Turkey and has presented her work at numerous TESOL and applied linguistics conferences.

TESOL Heinle & Heinle Award for Excellence in Teaching

Recipient: Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong is a faculty member in the Foreign/Second Language Education Specialization in Language, Literacy and Culture, the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at The Ohio State University. She has taught ESL in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C, Maryland, and Virginia. Shelley served on the Board of Directors of TESOL from 1996-1999 is currently a member of the Sociopolitical Concerns Committee and incoming chair of the Teacher Education Interest Section. She has published in TESOL Quarterly, TESOL Journal, and Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy and has a forthcoming book, Dialogic Approaches to TESOL: Where the Ginkgo Tree Grows.

TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program

Recipients: Deena Boraie, Barbara Thornton

Deena Boraie is affiliated with the American University in Cairo.

Barbara Thornton is an educational consultant based in London. She has conducted training in more than a dozen countries in evaluation, gender, and teacher education. She has held various full-time positions, including Course Director of the MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics program at the University of Leicester, UK, Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Egypt, and Teacher Trainer in Qatar for the British Council. Barbara's latest publication is Advising and Supporting Teachers.

TESOL Research Interest Section/Heinle & Heinle Distinguished Research Award

Recipient: ZhaoHong Han

ZhaoHong Han is associate professor of linguistics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests are second-language learnability, teachability, and fossilization, and her research has appeared in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Teaching Research, and TESOL Quarterly. Multilingual Matters will publish her book, Fossilization in Adult Second Language Acquisition, this year.

TESOL/TEFL Travel Grant

Recipient: Jiddou Sounkalo

Jiddou Sounkalo is an associate professor and chair of the English department at the University of Nouakchott, Mauritania, where he teaches courses in language acquisition, language planning and policy, and research methodology applied to students' thesis writing. He has been involved in teacher training at the Teachers College of Nouakchott and has been Fulbright-sponsored twice for study at Portland State University and the University of Pittsburgh.

TESOL Virginia French Allen Award for Scholarship and Service

Recipient: Janet Schreibstein

Janet Schreibstein has taught English as a second language at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, for the past 16 years. She has taught several levels of ESL, Introduction to Computer/Word for Foreign Speakers, Internet Basics for Foreign Speakers, Introduction to the PC, and Achieve-global Business training courses. Before coming to Howard CC, she taught ESL Adult Education and Junior High School courses through the Prince George's County Public Schools. Currently, Janet is the ESL Program Developer for the noncredit ESL program at Howard Community College.

TOEFL Board Award for International Participation in TESOL

Recipients: Fernando Fleurquin, Ana Leiguarda, Asmaa Mostafa

Fernando Fleurquin is academic director of the Alianza Cultural Uruguay Estados Unidos. He teaches English as a foreign language and is a materials developer, a consultant for educational institutions, and an active member of TESOL. Fernando's research interests include standards in education, classroom observation for professional development, treatment of errors, and testing. He was a recipient of the 2002 Spaan Fellowship (University of Michigan), under whose aegis he carried out a content validation study of a standardized exam developed for young learners.

Ana Leiguarda is a graduate of the Escuela de Lenguas, U.N.C., Argentina. A counselor and credit teacher of Spanish for Concordia Language Villages in 1999, Ana works with children and adolescents and is an assistant teacher in methodology at the Facultad de Lenguas. She is the author of "Making it Memorable" and "Authentic Appeal," both of which appeared in English Teaching Professional.

Asmaa Mostafa, who has a PhD in TEFL, is a teacher educator and lecturer in TEFL at the College of Education, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. She trains pre- and in-service EFL teachers and teaches courses in writing, reading, ESP, and TOEFL preparation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Asmaa has participated in many national projects and workshops on developing EFL teaching performance standards in Egypt. She is a member of the Task Force Project: Standards for Teachers of English at Pre-Service in Egypt (STEPS), in connection with IELP-II and CDELT, Cairo. She coauthoredSPEER: Spotlight on Primary English Education Resources: Handbook for Egyptian Primary English Teacher Educators and Supervisors, IELP-II, Cairo Egypt, 2001, and has published three papers in Egyptian national journals. Her areas of interest include teacher education, assessment, standards, and teaching English to young learners.

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