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Pamela Shea holds a B.A. from The State University of New York in Spanish language and literature, a M.A. in TESOL from the School for International Training's Graduate Institute, and is a licensed TESOL certificate teacher trainer. She has completed coursework in a doctor of education program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her degree is in teacher education and curriculum design with a focus on language, literacy and culture.
She has taught academic writing in Yonsei University's English Department in Seoul, South Korea, and worked in Uzbekistan and Bolivia as a Senior English Language Fellow through the U.S. Department of State. In Bolivia, she established the first official teacher training center in a Bi-National Center, and upgraded the English programs in such centers. Her fellowship was extended beyond the usual one-year limit so that she could work on a national level. She held a grant-funded position at Hampshire College from 2009-2014 as the director of World Language Enrichment and Acquisition and Mellon Grant project officer. After the grant ended, she became a full-time doctoral student.
Her teaching and research interests include TESOL training, peer mentoring, evidence-based practices for teaching productive and receptive skills, international student and scholar support services and blended learning using online learning management systems. She has published articles on blended learning and aspects of teaching TESOL, been a keynote speaker, presented her research at conferences, and conducted workshops around the world.
Pamela had a vision for bringing TESOL to Hampshire College and taught TESOL as a pilot course in 2011-2012. The course was such a success that she was able to secure funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring TESOL to Hampshire as a summer program. Through her connections, she established teaching practicums in Binational Centers around South America for the Hampshire College TESOL course participants. She also created a partnership for teaching practice at the Jones library in Amherst. The Hampshire TESOL program assists students with professional development. For example, resume building, interview skills and job placement. Several Hampshire College TESOL graduates have gone on to obtain prestigious Fulbright English teaching assistantships and positions as English teachers around the world.
Stephanie N. Brown has a master's in teaching in TESOL from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute. She has been working for the Hampshire TESOL program since 2013, and graduated from Hampshire College in 2014. Stephanie is a board member of and the publisher’s liaison for the Northern New England TESOL Association. She is a member of the TESOL International Association and the Massachusetts Educators of English Language Learners Association, and has given TESOL professional development workshops in the U.S. and abroad.
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