Anna Krulatz is a Professor of English in the Department of Teacher Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She received her M.A. in English from the University...
Professor Barry O’Sullivan is the Head of Assessment Research and Development at the British Council. He has undertaken research across a range of areas in language testing and assessment and...
David Nunan is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor at Anaheim University, where he also served as President....
Donna Christian is Treasurer of The International Research Foundation on English Language Education (TIRF). She has been a member of TIRF’s Board of Trustees since 2005 and was elected Treasurer...
Erik Gundersen is an educational publisher with a proven record of delivering best-selling content and professional services that make a difference in teachers’ and learners’ lives. Erik has worked across...
Dr. Evelina Galaczi is Director of Research—English at Cambridge University Press and Assessment. She has worked in English language education for over 30 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, materials...
Joan Kang Shin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL)...
JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita of Education and former Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program and Director of the PhD Program in Language, Literacy and Culture at the University...
Mr. Joseph Bookbinder began working as the Director of the Office of English Language Programs in August, 2017. Mr. Bookbinder joined the United States Foreign Service in 1992. He is...
Kathleen M. Bailey is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and has served as the President of TIRF, TESOL International Association, and...
Lorraine de Matos is on the Executive Board and a member of the Philanthropy Committee of the Associação Samaritano, and also on the Administrative and Financial Board of the Célia...
Dr. MaryAnn Christison, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah, has been a TIRF Trustee for more than 20 years. She teaches undergraduate courses as...
Michael Carrier is an educational consultant and writer based in London and Washington, DC. He has been involved in English language teaching for over 50 years as a teacher, trainer,...
Dr. Nick Saville has been involved in English language education for over 30 years. He is currently the Director of Research and Validation (R&V) for Cambridge English Language Assessment, a...
Polina Vinogradova, Ph.D. is Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and TESOL Program Director in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at American University (Washington, DC, USA). Her research focuses on...
Spiros Papageorgiou is a Managing Senior Research Scientist in the Center for English Language Learning and Assessment at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ. Spiros received his doctoral degree...
Dr. Suzanne Panferov Reese is the Vice President of TIRF and Chair of the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Ph.D. program and teaches on the Public and Applied Humanities faculty...
Ana Sylvia Ramirez
Ana Sylvia Ramirez Toriello currently works as the CEO at El Instituto Guatemalteco Americano, Guatemala’s Bi-National Center. As an educator, Ana Sylvia serves as IGA’s permanent representative to the National...
Anthony Acevedo is Academic Manager at Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA), an accredited binational center in Lima, Peru. ICPNA promotes cultural exchange between Peru and the United States through the...
Edward M. Anthony
G. Richard Tucker
G. Richard Tucker is Paul Mellon University Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, he served as President of the Center for Applied...
H. Joan Morley
Joseph Lo Bianco
Joseph Lo Bianco currently works as a professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne. He serves as the Chair of Language and Literacy Education and Associate...
Kees de Bot
Kerri Streng Hannan
Maria Antonieta Abla Celani
Neil J. Anderson
Roderick Stokes Pryde
Russell N. Campbell
Dr. El-Ezabi served as the Chair of the Graduate Program in TEFL and Director of the ELI at the American University in Cairo. He is a Founding Board Member of...
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan Damerow is TIRF’s Chief Operating Officer. Since 2009, he has been serving the Foundation in various capacities, including helping to oversee TIRF’s programmatic and operational endeavors. For more than a decade, he has helped to grow the Foundation’s international presence and developed programs and services that have assisted TIRF in furthering its mission.
Ryan earned his MA-TESOL at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS, now known as the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) and his MBA at Western Governors University. His undergraduate degree is in Public Administration and Public Policy from Michigan State University. In 2017, he earned MIIS’ Graduate School of Translation Interpretation and Language Education Young Alumni Achievement Award. Ryan served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer at Sichuan International Studies University in Chongqing, China from 2007 to 2009.