Teaching Foreign Language Faculty

Our faculty are some of the most recognized leaders in the language teaching community. 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: jhedgcoc@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4197


Applied linguistics; pedagogical grammar; composition studies; literacy education; second language acquisition (SLA); language pedagogy; 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

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 227
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.