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Gretchen Ketner, M.A. TESL

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Gretchen Ketner, M.A. TESL

Gretchen Ketner is the Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) at LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania. She earned her M.A. TESL degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005.  As the ELI Director, she administers PrIME (Prerequisite Intensive Module in English), ELI adult English courses, and the Summer Language Institute.  She also teaches courses in Academic Reading, Academic Communication, and TESOL Methods. She has led workshops for teachers in Ukraine, Latvia, and Georgia, in addition to regular professional development, which she conducts in Lithuania. 

Joann Kozyrev, M.A. TESL

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Joann Kozyrev, M.A. TESL

Joann Kozyrev is Director of Competency Based Program Design at the Institute for Transformation Learning at the University of Texas (UT) system, where she designs and oversees the production of a portfolio of competency-based, personalized and adaptive online and hybrid undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs. She received her M.A. TESL from Penn State in 1994. Before her position at the University of Texas, Joann Kozyrev was Senior Product Manager at Cengage Learning and Sr. Sponsoring Editor at Houghton Mifflin Publishing. Joann is the author or co-author of six textbooks for ESL students and designed instruction for some of Houghton Mifflin’s earliest online offerings in ESL and developmental English.

Jongoh Eun, Ph.D.

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Jongoh Eun, Ph.D.

Jongoh Eun is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Resident Education in the Directorate of Continuing Education at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in Monterey, CA He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. Dr. Eun served as a department chair in the Korean Basic Course at DLIFLC for more than six years and in the Korean Intermediate/Advanced Programs for three years. He was selected as the Civilian of the Quarter in 2006 and has received the Coin of Excellence from the DLIFLC Commandant four times. Since 2005, he has been actively engaged in the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), served on its Executive Board (2009-2012), and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, The Korean Language in America, and on the Overseas Board of the Korean Association of Speech Communication.