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 at the University of Arizona (UA). Previously, she served as the Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives at UA and for over a decade she was the Director of the Center for English as a Second Language there. Additionally, she has served in a variety of other administrative roles as the Director of the University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation and of the Writing Skills Improvement Program. She teaches courses in applied humanities, on various topics in second language learning, and in language program administration and has published on topics ranging from teachers transitioning into professional leadership roles, ESL program marketing, and parental support for K-12 ELL students.
Suzanne has given presentations in numerous countries on professionalism, teacher training, leadership, and language initiatives in internationalization at TESOL, NAFSA, AIEA, and other conferences. In 2009, she participated in a Fulbright Administrator Exchange in Jalisco, Mexico. Additionally, Suzanne has served as the President of TESOL International and as the 2007 TESOL Convention Program Chair, as well as the President of UCIEP and as the UCIEP Professional Development Chair.