Karen Marsh Schaeffer portrait
  • Director, English for Academic Success, Linguistics
  • Interim Director of Utah Global Faculty, Undergraduate Studies

Professional Service

  • Know Your Neighbor - helping volunteers conduct conversation classes with refugees learning English. 2017 - present
  • Entity: Intermountain TESOL board member. 2016 - present
  • Word Pronouncer, Utah State Spelling Bee presented by Scripts, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2015 - present
  • Volunteer, Churchill Junior High,Neil Armstrong Academy, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2013 - present
  • TESOL. Reader for TESOL Awards Committee. 2008 - 2009
  • Volunteer ESL teacher, Hartland Apartments, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2006 - 2007

Internal Service

  • Global U Council. 2019 - present. service.
  • Utah Global Academic Quality and Assurance Committee. 2017 - present. service.
  • Mentor Teacher for University Practicum students, Linguistics Department, University of Utah (spring 2009, summer 2009, spring 2010, spring 2011). 2009 - 2010. service.

Honors & Awards

  • English Language Specialist, US State Department, Turkey (virtual). 2021
  • DEE Grant. 2020
  • Global Learning Across the Disciplines grant $10,000. 2019
  • ELT Leadership Management Certificate. TESOL International Organization, 2019
  • Excellence in Global Engagement Staff Award. University of Utah, 2018
  • English Language Specialist, US State Department, Indonesia. US Dept of State, 2017
  • Facilitator for Fulbright ETA PDO Eurasia (2016, 2017). Fulbright and IIE, 2017
  • English Language Specialist, Estonia. US Department of State, 2015
  • $10,000 to Department of Linguistics for FLXU courses proposed. University of Utah - Flxu, 2015
  • Higher Education Teaching Specialist (HETS) Designation. University of Utah, 2011
  • TESOL Certificate. University of Utah, 2006

Affiliations

  • TESOL International Association (TESOL), member, 01/2008 - present
  • Intermountain TESOL (ITESOL), member, 01/2008 - present
  • American Association of Applied Linguists (AAAL), member, 01/2013 - present

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