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TESOL International Association Installs New President, Board Members

by Craig Triplett | 04/20/2016
Alexandria, VA (20 April 2016) – TESOL International Association, the professional association for English language educators worldwide, recently installed Dr. Dudley Reynolds as its new president along with four new board members at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo held 5–8 April 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland USA.

Reynolds teaches first-year writing and is a member of the Dean’s Academic Council at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He has an extensive background in the field of TESOL, where he has taught in MA TESOL, intensive English, and elementary school programs. His research focuses on the development, instruction, and assessment of second language literacy. Reynolds will serve a one-year term as TESOL International Association’s 51st president.

In addition, Dr. Ester de Jong, University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, was installed as president-elect. She serves as the Director of the School of Teaching and Learning and is a professor of ESOL/bilingual education.

Other newly installed board members are Dr. Deborah Crusan, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; Dr. Sylvia Laborde, Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos in Montevideo, Uruguay; and Dr. Shelley Taylor, Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

As new board members were installed during the convention, Dr. Andy Curtis, Anaheim University in Anaheim, California, moved to the post of past-president after serving as the association’s 50th president. Additionally, board members whose terms have expired include Dr. Yilin Sun, Seattle Colleges in Seattle, Washington; Dr. Leslie Barratt, Roi Et Rajabhat University in Roi Et, Thailand; Dr. Luciana de Oliveira, University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida; Dr. Tony Silva, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and Dr. Deborah Short, Academic Language and Training, LLC, in Arlington, Virginia.

About TESOL International Association
Founded in 1966, TESOL International Association is a professional community of educators, researchers, administrators, and students committed to advancing excellence in English language teaching for speakers of other languages worldwide. With more than 12,500 members representing over 156 countries, TESOL fosters the exchange of ideas, research, and peer-to-peer knowledge, and provides expertise, resources, and a powerful voice on issues affecting the profession. Through professional development programs, its international conference, special interest groups, and publications, TESOL engages tens of thousands of professionals to collaborate globally and create a world of opportunity for millions of people of all ages who want to learn English. Visit the TESOL website: