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2000-2001 TESOL Awards and Grants Recipients

TESOL President's Award

Recipient: John H. Flavell is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Psychology, at Stanford University, California, in the United States. He is recognized for his contribution to developmental psychology and education, and his vision in advancing the acquisition of knowledge. Flavell is coauthor of Cognitive Development, which explores memory, metamemory, and metacognition.

D. Scott Enright Interest Section Service Award

Recipient: Lizabeth England is associate professor at the MA TEFL program, English Language Institute, The American University in Cairo, Egypt. She has been involved in pre- and in-service teacher education and training around the world for the past decade. She has served in leadership positions in the Higher Education and English for Specific Purposes interest sections. She has served TESOL affiliates in Michigan and Washington, DC, and currently holds several offices in professional organizations in Egypt.

Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in the Development of Pedagogical Materials

Recipient: Catherine Datko works for the American Language Institute, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in the United States, as an academic supervisor. She has worked for various programs in California and has taught EFL at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan, and the Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia.

TESOL/TEFL Travel Grant

Recipient: Mila Devel is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, Russian (Herzen) State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. A member of the Union of Translators of Russia, she has more than 60 publications to her credit.

Professional Development Scholarships

Recipients: Jennifer Aly, John Avery, Diane Boothe, Cristin Boyd, Jennifer Clegg, Steven Cunningham, Debbie Giambo, Kristina Gray, Peiya Gu, Sandra Zappa Hollman, Lisa Horvath, Valerie Jakar, John Liang, Irene Lindgren, Jennifer MacArthur, Kiffany Miller, Olga Moudraia, Robyn Najar, Michele Petrucci, Kate Reynolds, Isabel Robinson, Pradip Sharan, Donna Shaw, Jana Sladkova, Sibel Tatar, Mirtha Villegas de Paredes, Jane Blyth Warren, Fernandes Wanda, Alecia Wilson, Orba Welch, Karen Woodman, Fang Xu.

Albert H. Marckwardt Travel Grants

Recipients: David Gugin is a PhD candidate in English/TESL at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, in the United States. He has taught in France, Tonga, Japan, and, most recently, for 4 years in Burma (Myanmar). Grace Shongwe studied at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) and graduated with a BA in humanities plus a diploma in education. She is a Fulbright-sponsored MA-TESL student at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, in the United States. Masaki Kobayashi is a PhD candidate in TESL at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in Canada. His research interests include second language acquisition and socialization, task-based L2 research and educational linguistics. Naoko Morita is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in Canada. Her research interests include language socialization, language and identity, and classroom discourse research. She has taught EFL at the secondary level in Japan.

Ruth Crymes TESOL Fellowships for Graduate Study

Recipient: Maria Kim Oh became involved with English education in Korea first as a learner and later as an instructor. While teaching English in Korea, she published English Games for Korean Elementary Class and Easy English Games. Recently, she finished her doctoral study in the United States and started teaching in Korea.

Ruth Crymes Academies

Recipient: Lois Spitzer received her Doctor of Education in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. She teaches ESL, education, and linguistics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in the United States.

James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL

Recipient: Wes Eby has an extraordinary record of TESOL leadership through committees, interest section, caucus, and affiliate activities. Most recently, he was the associate chair of the 2001 convention in St. Louis. His expertise as the association's parliamentarian (1993-present) makes his a familiar face at the annual business meetings. He has chaired the Rules and Resolutions Committee, the Christian Educators Caucus, and the Elementary Education Interest Section, where he has served in several positions for 17 years. Other committee service included the Nominating, Publications, and Awards committees.

Wes has served in MidAmerica TESOL as president, conference chair, awards committee chair, and in a variety of other roles during his 14 years of membership. He has a similarly impressive record in Arizona TESOL, with 12 years on the executive board.

He has worked for the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, on the Navajo Reservation, and is currently associated with the Nazarene World Mission Society, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City, Missouri. Wes's service has been honored in years past with TESOL's D. Scott Enright Interest Section Service Award, MidTESOL's Pat-on-the-Back Award, and AZ-TESOL's Educator of the Year Award.

TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program

Recipients: Liying Cheng is an assistant professor at faculty of education, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, in Canada. She has been an EFL/ESL teacher and teacher educator for nearly 20 years at a number of universities in China, Hong Kong, and Canada. Her work has been published in various second/foreign language and education journals. Mary Ko Lee is currently an international language program site administrator of the Ottowa-Carleton District School Board in Ontario, Canada. She has been recognized for professional and volunteer leadership in various communities. Maria Alejandra Reyes is the Latino Learning Institute coordinator at Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio (CLUES) in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the United States. Her interests include adult ESL education, immigration and refugee issues, and community service-learning. Lillian Wong is a PhD student. She works at the English Centre of the University of Hong Kong, where she is the assistant information technology (IT) integration coordinator and develops Web-based learning resources for integration with classroom teaching.

TOEFL Board Award for International Participation in TESOL

Recipients: Keith Wai Kwan Chan, Heba Abdel Galil, Farida Hanna, Celia Helene, Nevine Hussein, Nana Khersuriani, Alla Onischenko, Luisa Sadorra, Dalia Salkauskiene, Vyacheslav Shvaiko, Wenli Tsou.

TESOL Heinle & Heinle Award for Excellence in Teaching

Recipient: Frederick Jenks is professor of multilingual/multicultural education at Florida State University, Tallahassee, in the United States, where he established the graduate specialization in TESOL and the Center for Intensive English Studies. Combining ESL teacher training with international EFL teacher education throughout the southern United States, Jenks has worked with thousands of educators outside his home university. He was the founding editor of the former journal, American Foreign Language Teacher, and edited several series of books for educators. He currently serves on the board of the TESOL International Research Foundation.

TESOL Research Interest Section/Heinle & Heinle Distinguished Research Award

Recipient: Kelleen Toohey is professor in the faculty of education at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, in Canada. Her second language learning research with First Nations, immigrant, and heritage language students has been published in TESOL Quarterly, the Canadian Modern Language Review, Curriculum Inquiry, Teaching Education, and other journals. Her book, Learning English at School: Identity, Social Relations and Classroom Practice, was published by Multilingual Matters in 2000.

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