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Community English & Community Language Programs
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Community English & Community Language Programs

Staff Bio

  • Director

    Christos Theodoropulos is the Director of the Community Language Programs. Before coming to Teachers College, Chris oversaw language programs at the University of Pennsylvania and taught English in both ESL and EFL contexts. Also, he has rated tests for ETS and ACTFL and presented at conferences on language assessment and curriculum evaluation. He is a doctoral candidate in the Applied Linguistics Program.

  • Assistant Director

    Nancy Boblett is the Assistant Director of the CEP. She has taught ESL/EFL and Spanish for over 35 years in the U.S. and Spain.. She taught several CEP courses and teaches Classroom Practices and the Integrated Skills Practicum in both the TESOL M.A. program at TC and the TESOL Summer Certificate Program. Nancy’s research interests include teacher education and classroom discourse. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College.

  • Manager

    Roy Mateus is the Program Manager of the CLP and TESOL Certificate Program with 15 years of experience.  Roy worked for Columbia Business School for 13 years as an officer in the Marketing Division, as Coordinator in Human Resources, and as assistant Coordinator for the Adjunct Faculty Center. Later Roy transferred to Teachers College, where he became the Program Assistant for TESOL-LING.  Roy speaks several languages and is currently a part-time student pursuing his B.A. in Italian.

  • Testing Coordinator

    Siân Barbara Morgan is the CLP Testing Coordinator. With extensive teaching experience, she has worked as a French teacher in Coventry (UK), and later as an English lecturer in Italy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is also a certified speaking and writing examiner for Cambridge ESOL and British Council IELTS. Siân’s main research interests include second language writing, discourse analysis, learner corpora and performance assessment. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Teachers College.

  • Program Assistant (Morning)

    Taymy J. Caso is the CLP Program Assistant. She is a second-year student in the Masters Clinical Psychology program at TC. Her graduate work and research interests include (1) construction of gender identity and sexual orientation among gender nonconforming communities, and (2) adverse psychosocial outcomes associated with oppression/prejudice of gender variant persons, including those identifying on the LGBTQQ-IA spectrum. Prior to attending Teachers College, Taymy earned her B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. In addition, she has worked in Information Technology and in the Newspaper Industry.

  • Program Assistant (Evening)

    Julie Kozikova is a CLP Program Assistant. She has taught in the CLP Language Program for two years and has experience teaching all proficiency levels. Her research interests include second language acquisition, in particular linguistic relativity, English language interlanguage development, and sociocultural theory. She holds a Masters degree in TESOL and currently pursuing an Ed.M. in second language acquisition at Teachers College.