J. Brandon Decker



Department

English Language Institute

Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
English Language Institute
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

• MA, TESOL, Murray State University, 2002

• BA, English Language & Literature, 2000

• TOEFL iBT Rater certifications: Writing tests (1/2007), & Speaking tests (2/2011), 2007/2011

Professional experience

• Presentations:

2013 TESOL Convention in Dallas, TX: Enhancing Collaborative Activities Through Smartphone Apps


• Publications:

The CATESOL Journal 24.1, 2012/2013: A Second Look at Mobile Technology in the Classrooms: Don’t Ban It. Use it!


• Workshops:

2012: Reading Skills Enhancement Program (7/7-12 & 7/14-19) for the Professional Academy of Teachers

2012: Language Skills for ICS Librarians (7/25 – 8/7) for the Integrated Care Society

2012: Integrated English Skills for NNES Teachers (8/27 – 9/6) for the ELRC’s Egyptian teachers

• Professional Memberships:

Mid-TESOL since 2013

TESOL International Convention since 2012

Kentucky TESOL (2011)

Research and professional interests

• Meaningful & Effective Use of Mobile & Collaborative Technology in the Classroom

• Arab/Islamic Culture

• Collaborative Communicative Tasks Outside the Classroom

• Curriculum Design for True-beginner Classes

• Digital Recruiting

 

Other interests

Spoken languages:
American English, of course
Conversational level of Arabic

Countries traveled to:
Egypt    
Oman    
UAE    
Tanzania    
Burundi    
Jordan
Yemen    
Turkey    
Tajikistan    
S. Korea    
Japan    
Thailand    
Belgium    
Canada
Germany    
Switzerland    
France    
Scotland    
England

 

Awards and honors

  • English Language Fellowship in Cairo, Egypt, 2012
  • Summa Cum Laude, Murray State University, 2002