TESOL Faculty

Our faculty are some of the most recognized leaders in the TESOL community. They serve on national and international TESOL organization boards and committees in addition to their full-time positions as instructors and administrators. Explore the faculty profiles below to learn more about their accomplishments.

Regular Faculty

Kathleen M. Bailey


Office: McCone Building 208
Email: kathi.bailey@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4181


Educational research, assessment, teacher education, language program administration, language teacher supervision

Lynn Goldstein

Professor and Program Chair, TESOL/TFL

Office: McCone Building 207
Email: lynn.goldstein@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4184


Sociolinguistics, English discourse and grammar, applied linguistics research, second language composition, second language acquisition, writing for publication, distance learning, web design, writing program administration, writing assessment, intercultural communication

John Hedgcock


Office: McCone Building 115
Email: john.hedgcock@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4197


Applied linguistics, pedagogical grammar, composition, literacy education, second language acquisition (SLA), teacher education

Heekyeong Lee

Assistant Professor, TESOL/TFL

Office: McCone Building 129
Email: hlee@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.6427


Second/Foreign language teacher education

Second language acquisition

Research in learner identity and agency

Second language academic literacy development

Recent Accomplishments

• Working with Dr. Douglas H. Brown as a co-author to write the 4th edition of Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogyPearson Education, Inc. which is the textbook of EDUC 8500 Principles and Practices of Language Teaching. The manuscript is in preparation to be released in 2015.

Served as a reviewer of 2013 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research Review 

• Recent refereed conference presentations:

Hedgcock, J. S. & Lee, H. (2013, May). Building genre knowledge in reflective practice: Literacy socialization in an MATESOL program. Paper presented at the CELC Symposium at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Lee, H. (2013, March). Rethinking writing struggles in study abroad context: Two international students’ narratives. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX.

• Nominated for the 2011 Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award at MIIS

Previous Work

• Instructor, Fulbright English for Graduate Studies, MIIS: Taught Graduate Writing for Specific Purposes for Engineers and Publish Speaking for Academic Purposes

• Instructor, Custom Language Service (CLS), MIIS: Taught Korean language course

• Adjunct Faculty, Department of English and Communication, College of Saint Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA: Taught academic listening and speaking skills for international students (Levels 2 and 3)

• English Teacher, Family Literacy Program, University Settlement Society of New York, New York, USA: Taught intensive ESL courses to adult immigrants (ages between 20 to 65) in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in NY as a part of Family Literacy Program of University Settlement

• English Instructor/Tester, Language Centre at the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy: Taught English language courses (level B1, B1+, B2) based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages of the European Council; Conducted English level tests such as PET (Preliminary English Test) and FCE (First Certificate in English) following CEFR

• Pedagogy Consultant/Language Teacher Trainer, Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa (FLIO), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Supervised instructors of Arabic, Asian and African languages at FLIO: FLIO offers 43 different foreign language training programs for the diplomatic corps and Members of Parliament of Canada collaborating with the Canadian Foreign Service Institute (CFSI)

• Korean Instructor/Tester, Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario: Taught Korean language and culture to Canadian diplomats at CFSI; Designed training plans for Korean language courses; Administered two major language tests of CFSI (the social integration proficiency test & the professional proficiency test)

Jason Martel

Assistant Professor

Office: Old CNS Building D104
Email: jmartel@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-3547


Language teacher education, content and language integration, curriculum design, second language acquisition, language teacher identity, assessment

Thor Sawin

Assistant Professor

Office: Old CNS Building D102
Email: tsawin@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-4110


I am interested in the sociolinguistics of globalization - primarily the phenomenon of adult language learning and its attendant power and identity issues.   The uses and development of English repertoires in an increasingly mobile, multilingual and digital age fascinate me.   Within globalization, I am especially interested in helping international organizations better equip their employees to acquire the language skills necessary to carry out their goals.  This includes applying second language acquisition theory to language learning in field-based and non-classroom settings.   I have also researched language repertoires and translanguaging in digital social media.

Peter Shaw

Professor of Pedagogical Magic

Office: McCone Building 111
Email: peter.shaw@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.6530


Teaching teachers, co-operative learning, curriculum design, content-based instruction, teaching with technology

Jean Turner


Office: McCone Building 206
Email: jean.turner@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.3522


Language testing, assessment, program evaluation, research design and statistics

Visiting Faculty

Netta Avineri

Visiting Professor

Office: McCone Building 231
Email: navineri@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-6560


Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Heritage & Endangered Languages, Institutional Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Language Socialization, Linguistic Anthropology, Narrative, Service-Learning, Sociology, Student & Teacher Identities, Teacher Education, Teaching Methodologies, Teaching Writing

Adjunct Faculty

Patricia Szasz

Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation & Language Education

Office: McCone Building 102C
Email: pszasz@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-3501


Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.