Interim Director Takes Helm of TC's Japan Campus
William Snyder has been appointed interim director of the master’s degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the Teachers College Japan campus.
Snyder takes over for Terry Royce, head of the program since 1999, who has joined the
University of Technology Sydney in as a senior lecturer. Snyder, whose appointed was effective February 1, has extensive overseas experience, having spent nearly 12 years teaching in English and teacher education programs in Australia South Korea, Turkey and . He became a lecturer in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs at TC in August of 2008. Armenia
In addition to becoming interim director of the TESOL Japan program, Snyder, who has a Ph.D. in linguistics from
, will also assume Royce’s duties as administrative director of the campus. Snyder’s research interests focus on applying flow and self-determination theories to language teacher motivation and learner engagement. Northwestern University
Although TC has a gifted education program based in Long Island and a music education program in
Taiwan, the site is the College’s only officially accredited branch campus. TC Professor Emeritus John Fanselow founded the campus in collaboration with Professor Leslie Beebe in 1987. In 2006, TC’s international and comparative education programs began offering summer courses at the Tokyo campus. Tokyo