October 9-10, 2020 – Ensign College (previously LDS Business College)
FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. MaryAnn Christison
Mary Ann Christison is a professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah, as well as a past President of TESOL International Association (1997-1998). She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The International Research Foundation (TIRF) as Chair of its Research Advisory Committee and has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in applied linguistics for over 30 years. Christison has authored of over 100 articles and book chapters, as well as 22 books, including Leadership in English language education: Theoretical foundations and practical skills for changing times (with D. E. Murray), A handbook for language program administrators (2nd ed.) (with F. L. Stoller), What language teachers need to know Volumes 1, 2, 3, (2nd ed.) (with D. E. Murray), Global research on language teacher education and professional development in TESOL (with J. Crandall), Multiple intelligences and language learning, and Learning to teach languages. She has been a classroom teacher for 42 years, teaching in U.S. K-12, adult education, and university contexts. She has developed multi-media projects, an online ESL Endorsement program, and four online courses for language teachers. Christison has been a language teacher educator for over 25 years, working with teachers in the United States and in over 30 different countries. Her current research interests are in leadership, second language teacher development, and neurolinguistics.