TEFLUSA Staff

test1 Carrie Smith administers, in consortium with the University of Oregon, the E-Teacher Scholarship Program, a fully online teacher training program for EFL teachers around the world. She is also project director of TEFLUSA’s STEP T for ELLs Program (Secondary Teacher Education and Professional Training for English Language Learners). As an English language specialist for the U.S. Department of State's Office of English Language Programs, she has conducted EFL teacher training in Russia, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru.

Carrie Smith MA TESOL, BA English


test1 Paul Dunham has a master’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and a TESOL certificate from the School for International Training (Vermont) earned in Krakow, Poland. Before joining the TEFLUSA team, he was an ESL technical assistance facilitator for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network and an ESL staff development facilitator. He has also taught ESL certificate courses in Lehigh University’s College of Education; taught ESL to international students at Albright College and in community literacy programs; and provided ESL training and technical assistance to educators, administrators and state departments of education in the U.S. and in international schools in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Brazil.

Paul Dunham MA English, BA English


test1 Samantha Brown has a double B.A. in English literature and Education from San Francisco State University and an M.A. from UMBC in TESOL. After completing her B.A., she taught in California's public school system for a year before entering the Peace Corps as a volunteer in the Republic of Georgia, where she was an EFL teacher and teacher trainer. On her return to the U.S., she became a lead instructor and supervisor for the Orange County Department of Education's English after School program. Samantha is currently completing her PhD in TESOL and is a TEFL tutor for TEFLUSA. Her professional interests include academic writing and EFL programs for international teachers and instructors.

Samantha Brown MA TESOL, BA Education


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Cindy Pope has been an instructor with TEFLUSA for two years, and has worked with TEFL students in both the 150/120/100 TEFL Courses and Specialty English programs. Before joining TEFLUSA, she was an instructor with the Center for Adult and Family Literacy at the Community College of Pierce County, where she taught beginning-level TEFL students. She has an M.A. in TESOL with a specialization in ESOL/Bilingual Education and a graduate certificate in distance education from UMBC. Cindy also taught in both China and Korea for a year each. When not studying and working, she enjoys tennis, traveling, and photography.

Cindy Pope MA TESOL, BA Education


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Ed Howard has a B.A. in Education, an M.A. in Education, and Washington certification in K-12 ESOL and 5-12 English teaching. He is an instructor for TEFLUSA, Certificate of Teaching English to Young Learners and Certificate of Teaching Business English. He also teaches two online courses for UMBC's M.A. TESOL program (Grammar of American English for ESOL Teachers and Linguistics for ESOL/Bilingual Educators) and works as an English proficiency tester for Prince George's Public Schools. Previous teaching/training experience includes various TEFL courses for students from preschool through adult in the U.S. and South Korea; EFL Methods at Sookmyoung Women's University in Seoul, Korea; and a course on teaching grammar in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Ed Howard MA Education, BA English