Andy Curtis, Ph.D.
An expert in the field of Intercultural Communications, Dr. Andy Curtis has worked with teachers and learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, North, South and Central America, and he has published articles in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, TESL-EJ and System, as well as several books and books chapters. Anaheim University TESOL Professor Andy Curtis began his professional life as a Medical Science Officer in Clinical Biochemistry, working at hospitals in England, but after gaining his first qualification in TESOL, in 1989, he decided to leave medical science and pursue his real passions – languages, teaching and learning. After some initial teacher training, he went on to complete a teaching degree (BEd.) at Sunderland University in England, then a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics with English Language Teaching, and a PhD in International Education at the University of York in England. From 2007 to 2011, Andy Curtis was the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at CUHK. Prior to these appointments, from 2002 to 2006, he was first the Director and then the Executive Director of the School of English at Queen’s University in Canada, and from 2001 to 2002, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Language Teacher Education at the School for International Training, Vermont, USA.
At the risk of too many welcomes, I would like to add my mine to those of my distinguished colleagues above. Although I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of TESOL, I am a new-comer to Anaheim University’s TESOL professorial team, and I am very much looking forward to working with the students, the other professors, and the AU administrative support team, and to teaching and learning online and face-to-face. Having recently completed many years in language program administration, starting in Canada and eventually in China, I have become especially interested in the challenges of leadership and management in language education.
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