Originally from New Jersey, I have been in Europe since 1981 where I teach English at the University of Graz, train teachers, work with corporate clients, and write articles, course books and other materials. My latest book is 'Spotlight on Learning Styles' with Delta Publishing and I have a new book coming out on creating activities for different learner types. I also wrote regularly for the Cambridge University Press website, Professional English Online, from 2010 till the end of 2014 and was a speaking examiner for FCE and CAE till mid-2015. In addition, I am an NLP trainer and have run courses on NLP for teachers and companies. Travelling is a big part of my life and I love giving workshops in other cities and going to conferences to present, meet colleagues and gather new ideas. I was the IATEFL BESIG Coordinator from 2009-2015 and on the Membership Committee of IATEFL where one of my duties was running the IATEFL Webinar Series. In January 2015 I stood unopposed for the position of Vice President/President of IATEFL and stood down from my other positions in mid-January to serve as Acting Vice-President. Since the AGM on April 12 at the Annual Conference I have become the President of IATEFL and Chair of the Publications Committee.
As I studied music at university, I also welcome the chance to sing and have recently performed at the Open Mic night at the IATEFL Annual Conference in Harrogate, UK and at the 20th anniversary of the International Women's Association (IWA) in Graz.
I blog on reflections on teaching and learning at http://learnerasteacher.wordpress.com/