WVTESOL 23rd Annual Conference
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
March 20th and 21st, 2020
Plenary Address by Dr. Amanda K. Stinemetz
Dr. Amanda K. Stinemetz serves as the Director of Educational Pathways for International Centers and Students (EPICS) at Fairmont State University, which means she oversees all international dealings of international student services, recruitment, partnership development, and program articulation. She holds a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition from Northcentral University in Prescott, AZ. Her background experience in language instruction is comprised of composition, rhetoric, grammar, literature, English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign language (EFL), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Further, Dr. Stinemetz’s involvement with internationalization includes international TEFL presentations in Korea and Paraguay, global education initiatives, internationalization of curriculum and campus activities, international recruitment, cultural sensitivity and awareness training, teacher training, teacher assessment, and Sociocultural Theory. Prior to joining the Fairmont State Falcon Family in August 2018, Dr. Stinemetz (a native of Kansas) fulfilled many roles, including ESL Program Director, ESL Program Assistant Director, and consultant for internationalization, ESL Program development, teacher training, and cultural awareness training for various institutions abroad (China, Brazil, Paraguay, and South Korea) as well as in the regional Midwest and East Coast. Her areas of expertise include creating, building, and strengthening programs and collaborative engagement initiatives that are relevant to internationalization. Within the field of ESL, Dr. Stinemetz is an advocate for Sociocultural Theory and cross-cultural engagement through social interactive learning.
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