Dr. Timothy Ebsworth
A native of Wales who is also bilingual in Spanish, Dr. Ebsworth is an active researcher and teacher educator in supporting second / foreign language acquisition and teaching. Dr. Ebsworth's research interests include intercultural pragmatics, bilingual multicultural identity, second-language writing, technology and language learning, and the role of standards in second-language teaching and learning.
He currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Foreign Language Education, and is a member of The Coalition for Educational Excellence for English Language Learners. A former Vice President of New York TESOL, Dr. Ebsworth received a NYSTESOL award for his work in preserving ESL certification in New York State and has served as Chair of the Research and Evaluation SIG of the National Association for Bilingual Education.
Dr. Ebsworth's philosophy, echoed in the Multilingual Multicultural Education Programs (TESOL and Bilingual Education), focuses on an appreciation of language and identity and an additive view of bilingualism, valuing the riches languages and cultures bring to the fabric of our lives. Before coming to The College of New Rochelle in 1995, Dr. Ebsworth taught ESL in Puerto Rico for 18 years, at The University of Puerto Rico in Ponce and InterAmerican University in San German.
Dr. Ebsworth's recent publications include: "Challenging perceptions of self and others: Creating a safe space for honesty, exploration and growth," in the forthcoming Exploring the Influence of Racism in Education-Building Antiracist Allies, edited by T. Austin; and "Teaching and Learning English in Puerto Rico: An approach-avoidance conflict?" co-authored with M.E. Ebsworth in Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, Volume II: The Language Continuum, edited by J. Fishman and O. Garcia and published by Oxford University Press.