BA Taylor University
MAEd Ball State University
EdS Multicultural/Multilingual Education, Florida State University
ENC 1101/1102 and EAP professor at Valencia College since Fall 2013.
Government contractor: English Language Training, Royal Saudi Air Force language program, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas (2016)
Elementary ESOL teacher eight years in Hillsborough County (1991-1999)
District ESOL Teacher Trainer for Hillsborough, Leon, Gadsden, and Jefferson Counties (1993-2012)
Fulbright-Hayes Group Project. Six-week expedition through Honduras for cross-cultural studies and curriculum development (1993)
ESL/EAP Instructor at Hillsborough Community College and Tallahassee Community College (1993-1999; 2003-2012)
Assistant Professor & ESOL Curriculum Specialist at Flagler College-Tallahassee (2001-2012)
ESOL Teacher and Teacher Trainer in Taiwan (ROC) summers 2006-2009; 2011, 2015
ESOL Teacher and Teacher Trainer in China (Summer 2014)
Summer English Language Instructor at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 2010)
Florida State University Adjunct Instructor 2002-2008):
*TSL 4324 ESOL for the Content Areas, School of Teacher Education
*EEC 4930-02, -03 Beginning Reading for Elementary Teachers and LAE 4314-02: Elementary Language Arts Methods.
*EDE 4341 Educational Technology for Elementary and Middle Grades.
High school ESOL teacher at Lake Mary Preparatory (FL) 2012-2013
Articulation Clinician (private practice)
Articulation management training and accent reduction for adult English Language Learners.
*Hwang, S., Piazza, C., Pierce, M., & Bryce, S. (2011). “My heart want to say something”: exploring ELL vocabulary use through e-mail. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK. www.emeraldinsight.com/1750-497X.htm.
*Roehrig, A.D., Bodur, Y., Guidry, L.O., Guan, Q., Guo, Y., & Pierce, M. (2006, April). The development of preservice teachers' beliefs about effective teachers and teaching. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
*One Student, Two Literacies. Educational Horizons. Pi Lambda Theta, PO Box 6626, Bloomington, Indiana 47407-6626. Summer 2003. Co-authored with Pamela “Sissi” Carroll, PhD, Florida State University.
Phonological Development of an English/Vietnamese-speaking Child. Long-range case study of the male offspring of a Caucasian American mother and Vietnamese father.
Dialectal Phonology Project: A collection of video-taped native and non-native English speaking volunteers reading pre-selected passages for phonetic, sociolinguistic and/or psycholinguistic analysis for student projects in ESL 325 Applied Linguistics for Educators.
Flagler Discourse Analysis Project: A collection of video-taped native and non-native English speaking volunteers engaged in various speech acts for discourse analysis for students in ESL 325 Applied Linguistics for Educators.
Multicultural Aspects of Speech-Language Errors. Advanced evaluation and management of fossilized articulatory errors in adult second language learners from Spain and Peru.
Phonological Management of Linguistically Diverse Populations: Articulation dissimilarities and the role of native and second languages in the co-management of communication errors in students at the Center for Intensive English Studies at Florida State University.
The Waleed Project: A Presentation of a Discourse Analysis Task for LAE 5738: Linguistic Research in Language Education. The event features an American native English speaker and a Persian-speaking medical doctor from Iraq.
Cross-cultural Student/Teacher Interaction for FLE 5775: Research in Second Language Learning and Teaching. The event features an American native English speaker and a Persian-speaking medical doctor from Iraq.
Phonological Errors in Second Language Acquisition for LIN 5705: Psycholinguistic Perspectives on Language Acquisition and Development. The event features Persian-speaking medical doctor from Iraq.
A Communicative Analysis between an Iranian Tutee and Native English-Speaking Tutor for LIN 5932: Topics in Linguistics: Pragmatics, as well as for ANG 5677: Sociolinguistics. The event features an American native English speaker and a Persian-speaking medical doctor from Iraq.
How does the use of technology in the classroom affect students’ achievement in language skills? for LAE 5915: Technology and Language Arts Skills Acquisition. An experimental multicultural class of eighth grade students was created to provide technology-driven teaching/learning and ESL methods to augment below-average language arts skills in native English speakers.
ESOL Inservice Framework for Applied Linguistics: A Component of the Florida DOE ESOL Teaching Endorsement, (co-developing and co-teaching FLE 4794: Applied Linguistics in Second Language Learning with Dr. Elizabeth J. Platt) for TSL 5938: Supervised Curriculum Development in Applied Linguistics.
A Program for Supporting Multicultural Vocabulary. Integrating English, Spanish, and French Commonalities via Latin and Greek Word Origins: An English Guidebook for Levels 3 and 4 Romance ESOL Learners in the Intermediate Grades for LIN 6932: Curriculum Development in ESOL (University of South Florida).
Conference Presenter: First language interferences. April 2005. Providing knowledge and skills to enable elementary teachers to meet Pennsylvania ESL Academic Standards. Two sessions. DeSales University/Lehigh Carbon Community College teacher training conference, Allentown-Schnecksville, PA. (www.lccc.edu/facultyweb/laura/programs.htm).
Conference Presenter: Program reviews: how they make you better. April 2004. Sunshine State TESOL 2004. Tampa. Co-presented with Jude Lupinetti, PhD, Flagler College, St. Augustine campus.
Conference Presenter: Beginning reading and applied phonetics for second language learners. April 2003. ProjectTELL. Providing knowledge and skills to enable elementary teachers to meet Pennsylvania ESL Academic Standards. Three sessions. A DeSales University/Lehigh Carbon Community College teacher training conference, Allentown-Schnecksville, PA.
Guest Lecturer. Applied Phonetics. Spring 2004.Florida State University, Center for Intensive English Studies: Patrick Kennell, PhD, Director, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Guest Lecturer: Brief survey of the history of English spelling. Spring 2003. Elementary Education: Carolyn Piazza, PhD, email@example.com.
Guest Lecturer: Infusing ESOL competencies into Language Arts & English Education. Spring 2003. College of Education, Secondary Education: Pamela S. Carroll, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org and Elementary Education: Carolyn Piazza, PhD, email@example.com.