Silvana Dushku is the Director of the Community Language Program and TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, a position she has been holding since July 2017. Previously, she worked as English language faculty and teacher trainer in Europe for eight years. She obtained an M.A. degree in TESL, and a Ph.D. in Education/SLATE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For about two decades, she has been involved in English language teaching at all levels, IEP administration, curriculum design, program development, and teacher training. Language learning is her passion and she has studied several foreign languages. She has a strong interest in teaching and researching vocabulary and spoken English, teacher professionalization, applied corpus linguistics, and blended learning.
Allie Hope King
Allie Hope King is a doctoral candidate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics from TC, an M.Ed. in Foreign Language Education and TESOL from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor’s in Modern Languages from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on classroom discourse, specifically what co-teacher interaction looks like through a conversation analytic lens. Prior to returning to New York for her current academic endeavors, she taught ESL in a number of contexts and locations around the U.S. While at TC, she has taught several courses in the Community Language Program, and has been a mentor and instructor for the TESOL Certificate Program.