Dr. 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

  • PhD, Educational Leadership, 2019, University of Kentucky
  • MA, TESOL, 2002, Murray State University
  • BA, English Language and Literature, 2000

Certifications

  • TOEFL iBT Rater Speaking Certification, 2011
  • TOEFL iBT Rater Writing Certification, 2007

Professional experience

Selected publications

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

Selected presentations and workshops

  • Enhancing Collaborative Activities Through Smartphone Apps, 2013 TESOL Convention, 2013
  • Reading Skills Enhancement Program for the Professional Academy of Teachers, 2012
  • Language Skills for ICS Librarians for the Integrated Care Society, 2012
  • Integrated English Skills for NNES Teachers for the ELRC’s Egyptian teachers, 2012

Professional associations

  • Mid-TESOL, 2013-present
  • TESOL International Convention, 2012-present
  • Kentucky TESOL, 2011

Research and professional interests

  • Meaningful and effective use of mobile and 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

  • Egypt    
  • Oman    
  • UAE    
  • Tanzania    
  • Burundi    
  • Jordan
  • Yemen    
  • Turkey    
  • Tajikistan    
  • South 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