José Ricardo-Osorio (Colombia)
He has a Licenciatura en Lenguas Modernas from Universidad del Atlántico. He earned a Master’s in Spanish and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Arkansas. He is currently a Department Chair and Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education, and Spanish at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. As of the spring 2017, Dr. Ricardo-Osorio was appointed Acting Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness Assessment. Dr. Ricardo-Osorio has been a workshop facilitator and session presenter at numerous professional events in the U.S and abroad.
He is a member of the Modern Languages Association (MLA), the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Pennsylvania chapter of TESOL (PennTESOL-East). He is also on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) and he is a former member of the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Association (PSMLA).
His research interests include student learning outcomes assessment, foreign language, ESL/EFL teacher training, and world language methodology. His research been published by the Teagle Foundation, by ACTFL and by The National Association of Laboratory & University Affiliated Schools (NALS). He enjoys teaching American and Latino cultural topics through the use of dancing and music.
Nicola Willis (USA)
PhD in Education: Instructional Design for Online Learning (Capella University)
Master of Arts in Urban Education: Inglés as a Second Language (NJCU)
Master of Arts in Urban Education: Administration and Supervision (NJCU)
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with an Emphasis in K-12 Education (Ursinus College)
Dean of the Faculty of Human Ecology, Education and Development at University Casa Grande in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Over 20 years experience in Education, specializing in the fields of ESL; Spanish language and literature; Teacher Education and Professional Development; Instructional Design; and Administration in the United States, Mexico, Peru and currently Ecuador.
Vanessa Mari (Puerto Rico)
She is a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her interest is working with teacher candidates and in-service teachers. She enjoys visiting schools, providing feedback and collaborating with international institutions. Vanessa Mari is currently working as the English Language Fellow in the University of Piura. This is a program of the U.S. Department of State.
As part of her fellowship she has collaborated with faculty and teachers in professional development. She has also visited and observed private and public schools in the city of Piura. Vanessa Mari is also interested in researching translanguaging pedagogies, classroom practices and teacher training.
Elizabeth Ortiz (Ecuador)
Elizabeth is a freelance TEFL Consultant/Trainer and Certified Facilitator. She has presented workshops in Colombia, Costa Rica, Perú, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico and all over Ecuador. For the last 14 years she has focused her Professional attention to develop and implement training and Professional Development Programs and the design of social interest projects with national and international non-profit organizations. During her professional life, Elizabeth has represented Ecuador in ELT Forums as an active member of the ELT and TESOL International Community She holds a MATESOL and Administration of Bilingual Programs, a TESOL and an OTA Certificate on ELT Management. She is also the Director of World English Institute-WE Institute, and a founding member and President of ECUATESOL, a brand new association of English Teachers in Ecuador.
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