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Christine Coombe

Dr. Christine Coombe has a PhD in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of General Studies at Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Men’s College. Christine has published over 60 books in various topics in TESOL/ELT. Dr Coombe serves as the editor of Language Teaching Research Quarterly (2017 to present) and as the Editor of the Scopus-indexed Q1 Brief Reports section of the Asia TEFL Journal (2016 to present). Christine has lived and worked in the Gulf for the past 32 years. She is the recipient of the 2002 Spaan Fellowship for Research in Second/Foreign Language Assessment; 2002-03 TOEFL Outstanding Young Scholar Award; the Chancellor’s Teacher of the Year Award (2003); the British Council’s International Assessment Award (2013); and was named to TESOL’s 50@50 and the U.S. DOS 30@30, both of which recognize professionals who have made significant contributions to the TESOL profession within the past 50 and 30 years, respectively. Christine is the 2018 recipient of the James E. Alatis Award, which recognizes exemplary service to TESOL. She has served the profession on the TESOL Board of Directors as Convention Chair for Tampa 2006 and was TESOL International Association President (2011-2012). Christine’s research interests include: testing/assessment, teacher effectiveness, research methods in ELT, TBLT, leadership and management in ELT as well as teacher professionalism.