Graduate Program Faculty

james-whiting

James Whiting, PhD

Professor of Applied Linguistics
Coordinator of Graduate TESOL program
jcwhiting@plymouth.edu
Tel: (603) 535-2370

James Whiting has three decades of experience in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) as a teacher and teacher-trainer in the United States and overseas.

Professor Whiting has an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Ph.D in Applied Linguistics, from New York University.

His research interests include advocacy in TESOL, and English language learners in low-incidence settings.

He is a past-President of Northern New England TESOL, where he also served as the New Hampshire state representative on the Executive Board.

Professor Whiting holds a K-12 ESOL teaching license in Vermont.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

LL 2000 Introduction to Language and Linguistics

LLDI 2950 Language Acquisition

LL 4100 TESOL Methods

LL 4820 Designing and Evaluating Language Tests

Graduate

LL 5005 TESOL Methods and Practices,

LL 5006 Language Assessment

LL 5960 Teaching Internship in TESOL

LL3500 Research in Applied Linguistics

Selected Publications

  • Advocacy in English Language Teaching and Learning. Linville, H. & Whiting, J. eds.  NY, NY: Routledge, 2019.  (forthcoming).
  • Caught Between the Push and the Pull: ELL Teachers’ Perceptions of Mainstreaming and ESOL Classroom Teaching NABE Journal of Research and Practice, v. 8, 2017
  • Training ELL Teacher-Advocates, TexTESOL IV Fourth Estate, v. 32 n.2, Summer. 2016.
  • Using Comics in the English Language Classroom, Idiom v.46 n.3 Fall, 2015.
  • Teacher-Leaders in Low-Incidence ELL Settings: Implications for Pre-Service Leadership Training, New Hampshire Journal of Education, v. XV, Spring 2012.
  • Key Behaviors of Successful College ELLs Idiom v.40 n. 3, Fall, 2010.
  • The Effects of Multimedia Input on Comprehension of a Short Story, TESL-EJ. (with S. Granoff), v. 14 n. 2, Fall 2010.
  • Student Podcasts: Oral Assessment and e-Portfolios, AccELLerate v.2 n. 4, Summer 2010.
  • Addressing the Isolation of Low-Incidence ELL Settings Through Professional Learning Communities, New Hampshire Journal of Education, v. XIII, Spring 2010.

Selected Presentations

  • Putting TESOL Advocacy Into Practice, (Panel Discussant), TESOL International, March, 2018
  • Teaching and Evaluating Advocacy in TESOL Teacher Education Programs International Conference on Language Teacher Education, February, 2017
  • How to Support LGBTQ Voices in Threatening EFL Contexts (Roundtable Discussant), TESOL International, March, 2016
  • ELL Teachers’ Perceptions of Push in and Pull Out Teaching New York State TESOL Association, November, 2015
  • Training ELL Teacher Advocates International Conference on Language Teacher Education, May 2015
  • Caught Between the Push and Pull: ELL Teachers Perceptions of Mainstreaming Massachusetts TESOL Association, May 2015
  • Who’s An ELL? A Cautionary Case Study TESOL International, Toronto, March, 2015
  • Using Comics in the English Language Classroom, US Department of State Office of English Language Programs Shaping the Way We Teach series. November, 2014
  • Using Comics in the Language Classroom New Hampshire World Language Teachers Association, October, 2014
  • Teacher-Leaders in Low-Incidence ELL Settings: Pre-Service Leadership Training International Conference on Language Teacher Education, May, 2013
  • Podcasts for Oral Language Assessment Portfolios Northern New England TESOL, November, 2010
  • The New Nativism & The Role of ELT Professionals (Roundtable Discussant) Northern New England TESOL, November, 2010
  • From Isolation to Community for Teachers in Low-incidence Settings TESOL International, Boston, MA, March, 2010

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, TEFL/Applied Linguistics, 2006 – 2007 University of Panama, Panama City, Panama, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Senior English Language Fellow, Kaliningrad, Russia, 2003 – 2004 United States Department of State, Office of English Language Programs

 

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Karen Goyette

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Language Education
kjgoyette@plymouth.edu

Karen Goyette has spent over a decade working with all age levels and abilities of ELLs in Colorado, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. She has worked with ELL refugees of all ages, ELLs in grades K- 12, and adult ELLs in public and private colleges/universities. Karen is extensively involved with ESOL at the NH state level and serves on many committees to help ensure state policies and procedures reflect the unique nature of ELLs and the teachers with whom they work. Karen has served on the Executive Board for NNETESOL, and currently serves on the Publications Committee for MATSOL Currents. Karen has worked as an ELL administrator and currently teaches ELLs in southern New Hampshire. She holds NH and MA certification in ESOL K-12, as well as ACCESS and Alt. ACCESS certification K-12.

Degrees and Education

  • MA, Colorado State University
  • BA, Hiram College

 

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Stuart Granoff

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Language Education
sgranoff@plymouth.edu

Stuart Granoff has over 20 years’ experience working with all age levels and abilities of ELLs, in environments including Head Start, elementary and high school, and continuing and higher education. He has served as a teacher, coordinator, and administrator in public school districts in Vermont and New Hampshire. He holds NH and VT certification in ESOL and ACCESS K-12.

Degrees and Education

  • MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • AB, Harvard University

 

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Eileen Ordu

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Language Education
emordu@plymouth.edu

Eileen Ordu is both a teacher and teacher-trainer in the field of TESOL. She has over 20 years of experience teaching ELLs from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds, in both public and private settings, K-12 through college, as well as adult education. She holds an ESOL teaching license from New York State and currently teaches ESOL at a private high school.

Degrees and Education

  • MA, San Francisco State University
  • BA, Syracuse University

 

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Nancy Dragonette Morse

Nancy Dragonette Morse is an educator with over forty years in teaching at all levels. She has more than fifteen years’ experience as a New Hampshire certified K-12 Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Nancy was the ESOL Teacher/Coordinator for several public schools in New Hampshire, most recently teaching ELLs in the four Hollis, NH schools.

Nancy graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA with a BA in Psychology and Pennsylvania Teacher Certification as an Elementary Classroom Teacher. She has taught elementary grades and Adult Ed. in Georgia, Michigan and New Hampshire.

Nancy facilitates the South Central ESOL Teacher Network and is a member of the Department of Education ELL Advisory Team. She has represented the state at WIDA Standard Setting and Bias and Content Review for the ACCESS Test.  She served on the ESOL Praxis Review Team for the Educational Testing Service and served a term as a member of the New Hampshire Professional Standards Board and as a New Hampshire State Representative on the Executive Board of NNETESOL. In retirement, Nancy maintains NH Elementary and K-12 ESOL certification and WIDA ACCESS Test Administrator Certification. She administers the ACCESS Test and WIDA Screener for school districts with testing needs.

Degrees and Education

  • BA, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA