Invited Speakers at the Conference
We are extremely fortunate to have a wonderful group of Invited Speakers at our conference this year. We welcome again, Dr Charles Hall and Donna Shaw grace our breakout workshop sessions with their presence as they did last year. This year we have the additional bonus of Dr Shaw’s colleague Tonya Mildon.
Dr. Donna Shaw
Dr Donna Shaw is a senior instructor at the American English Institute, University of Oregon, USA. She has been teaching English to non-native speakers for over 20 years. Along with experience teaching a large variety of levels and skills, Dr. Shaw also specializes in materials and course development.
For the last five years, she has been focused on developing and teaching online teacher-training and professional development courses for EFL teachers world wide. These courses include integrating technology into English classrooms, practical applications of listening and speaking skills, flipped classrooms, and blended learning.
Dr. Shaw holds a PhD in teacher leadership, a master’s degree in scientific and technical communication, a master’s degree in adult education, and a bachelor’s degree in English.
Tonya Mildon has been an instructor at the University of Oregon in the American English Institute since 2011. Prior to that, she taught at Angelo State University in Texas and Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.
She has extensive experience teaching academic English and has also worked as a learning specialist and librarian for two culinary colleges.
She is currently working as part of a partner project between the University of Oregon and a private medical college in Saudi Arabia to prepare its students for health science professions and improve its teaching practices.
Richard Harrison is an author, publisher and teacher trainer based in Muscat. He has worked extensively throughout the region. His ELT publications include Framework: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking and Keep Writing.