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TESOL Summit Steering Committee

TESOL International Association brought together the following leaders to help shape this strategic conversation around the profession's future. Representing five continents, this prestigious and diverse Steering Committee not only lead the work of the TESOL Summit but also represents the multifaceted ​TESOL profession.

DeniseDenise Murray​, chair, is Professor Emerita at Macquarie University, Australia and San José State University, California. Denise has worked in language education in Thailand, UK, USA, and her native Australia. Her research and practice centers on the intersection of language education, society and technology; language education policy; and leadership in language education. 

DeenaDeena Boraie is the Dean and Professor of Practice of the School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo. She is Past President (she served as President from 2012-2015) of the TESOL International Association. She is a language testing expert and an assessment and evaluation consultant and trainer.

AysegulAysegul Daloglu is a Professor in the Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.  Her professional interests include curriculum development and assessment in English language teaching, international education, teaching English to young learners, and teacher education.

DavidFDavid Fay is a Regional English Language Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Having served in Tashkent, Moscow and Lima, he is currently based in Washington D.C. David’s work focuses largely on empowering governments, institutions, teachers’ associations, and instructors to take advantage of a range of professional improvement opportunities.

kleckova_headshot_smGabriela Kleckova is Chair of the Department of English at the Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic. She is a teacher educator, language consultant, and frequent presenter at national and international ELT conferences. She is a past member of the TESOL Board of Directors (2012-2015).

HKKHarry Kuchah Kuchah is a Lecturer at Bath University, UK. Previously he worked for 16 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, and policy maker in his home country Cameroon. He has also been involved in teacher development and research projects in countries in Central, West and Southern Africa, South East Asia and Europe. 

DavidNDavid Nunan is President Emeritus of Anaheim University, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong, and a Foundation Board member at UNSW Australia. He is a member of the Executive Committee of TIRF and is a past President of TESOL.

LourdesLourdes Ortega is a Professor at Georgetown University. She is originally from Spain and taught her native Spanish in Greece for nearly a decade and, since 1993, also her nonnative English in diverse geographies in the United States. She mentors teachers and conducts research in second language acquisition and foreign language education.

EvelinEvelin Suij-Ojeda has been a teacher educator, Spanish/English teacher and ELT consultant for the last 16 years. She currently works as the Managing Director at MundiLanguages. She is also a TESOL faculty member at Westcliff University as well as VenTESOL advisor and past-president. 


TESOL Summit Reference Group Organizations

The TESOL Summit Reference Group represents key stakeholders in the TESOL Profession. This group will provide useful feedback to the TESOL Summit Steering Committee in various planning and selection processes. Reference group organizations include

American Association for Applied Linguistics
Binational Centers
British Council
Cambridge English Language Assessment 
The Center for Applied Linguistics
Educational Testing Service
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
International Literacy Association
The International Research Foundation
National Geographic Learning
Office of English Language Programs, U.S. Department of State
Oxford University Press
Pearson English

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