CATESOL Spring Virtual Conference 2021
05/07/2021 - 05/08/2021
Plenary Speakers

Ekaterina Moore

University of Southern California

Ekaterina Moore is an Associate Professor at Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. Her research interest is in social aspects of language learning, including classroom language socialization, heritage language learning and teaching, and classroom discourse analysis.

Emmy Min

University of Southern California

Dr. Emmy J. Min is an Associate Professor of Clinical Education at the University of Southern California's MAT-TESOL program where she has been a faculty member since 2009. Dr. Min has presented her work on teaching and assessment strategies at conferences and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Esther Gross

Hebrew Union College and The Center for Educational Technology in Israel

Esther Gross, Ed.D., a visiting professor at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, serves as the Global Education Director for Hebrew Studies at The Center for Educational Technology in Israel. A Hebrew language teacher and K-12 director for two decades, Dr. Gross teaches pre- and in-service Hebrew teachers globally.

Jenifer Crawford

University of Southern California

Jenifer Crawford, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Crawford earned her Ph.D. in Urban Schooling from UCLA specializing in teachers’ leadership and advocacy in public schools in collaboration with linguistically and racially minoritized communities.

Kimberly Ferrario

University of Southern California

Dr. Kimberly Ferrario is a professor in the MAT-TESOL master's degree program in the Rossier School of Education at USC for 11 years, additionally has 20 years teaching experience in K-12 public schools. She brings her expertise in literacy with a special focus on critical literacy and pedagogical practices.

Nancy Kwang Johnson

University of Southern California

Nancy Kwang Johnson, MPA, PhD (Government, Cornell University) is CATESOL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce Coordinator.  Dr. Johnson, former US Senate staffer, Associate Professor, liaised with the White House on behalf of Asian American Pacific Islanders, historically Black colleges and universities, Native American tribal colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions. 
CATESOL Board Speakers

Susan Gaer

CATESOl President 2019-2021

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