Carol Wilson-Duffy

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College of Micronesia-FSM      
P.O. Box 159
Kolonia, Pohnpei
FSM 96941

Education Teaching Experience
Publications Presentations
Grants Professional Development
Professional Activities Special Awards
Student Projects Courses


Master of Arts- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan May 1997.
Major: English/TESOL-
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
G.P.A. 4.0/4.0

Bachelor of Arts- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, June 1985.
Minor: Spanish and Japanese

G.P.A. 3.3/4.0


College of Micronesia-FSM, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, September 1998- Present, Title III CALL Specialist,

Work as a member of a U.S. Department of Education Title III grant project designed to strengthen institutions with technology. Primarily give computer assisted language learning training and technology support to instructors in four Intensive English Programs and the Language and Literature Division on the various campuses. Team teach Language Arts Methods and Second Language Curriculum and Materials Development. Also work with faculty to recommend strategies for integration of CALL into their remedial and regular language courses. Report and make recommendations for hardware and software upkeep as well as lab maintenance. Collect and report on project data information.

Taegu University, Kyongsanbuk-Do, South Korea, August 1997 to August 1998,  Assistant Director, Taegu University Foreign Language Education Center

Responsible for: management of 27 foreign instructors, teacher training, curriculum development, textbook selection, textbook development, scheduling, recruiting, promotions, and teaching.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, August 1995 to August 1997, ESL Teaching Assistant - English Language Center

Independently devised syllabi, lessons, homework assignments, quizzes, and taught the following courses:

Intermediate Content Course of Ecology
ESP-Intermediate Business English
IEP-Intermediate, High-Intermediate Speaking/Listening & Writing
IEP-Advanced Grammar
EAP- Speaking/Listening, Writing & Reading

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, August 1995 to August 1997 ESL Instructor - Visiting International Professional Program

Designed, implemented, and taught the following three culture courses:

Learning American Culture through Comedy
American Professionalism
Gaining Global Insight with Media

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, August 1993 - August 1997 (part-time) ESL Instructor - English Language and Culture Center & ESL Department

Designed syllabi, lessons, homework assignments, quizzes and instructed:

IEP-Beginning Writing & Reading
IEP-Intermediate Writing & Reading
EAP Writing & Reading
IEP- Beginning (Integrated)

Assessed and  designed an EAP reading curriculum which the English Language and Culture Center is presently using.

Member of Steering Committee for Curriculum Development and Placement Test Development.


Wilson-Duffy & Mignot, "The English Equation", Taegu University Press, August 1998.

Polio and Wilson-Duffy, Teaching English in an Unfamiliar Context: International Students in a North American MA TESOL Practicum " TESOL Journal, Vol.7, No. 4, Summer 1998.


Pacific Resources for Education and Learning's Pacific Educators Conference, "Don't  Crash and Burn: Making Technology Work for You", Group Presentation, Saipan, July 27, 1999.

4th Tri-University International Joint Seminar and Symposium, "Computers and Content Based Instruction: Teaching Environmental Issues in a Global Classroom", Mie, Japan, November 14, 1997.

International TESOL Conference, "Non-Native Teacher's Perception of a Master's TESOL Program", Orlando, Florida, 1997.

Oakland Community College, "Internet Language and Homepage Design", Novi, Michigan, 1996.

MITESOL Conference, "Killing Three Birds with One Stone: How to make a newspaper/web page easily", Livonia, Michigan, 1996.

Successfully co-authored -Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology Capacity Building Grant for $128,000. (U.S. Department of Education)



Attended a week long Distance Learning by Design Seminar hosted by the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning at Northern Marianas College, July 19-23, 1999. (Delivered by Western Illinois University)

ETS (English Testing Services)
Attended workshop September 1996. Gained instruction concerning the process of writing appropriate test questions for ETS.

OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) Attended weekend long workshop on how to develop lessons and tests for evaluating students using the Oral Proficiency Interview method. Michigan State University, Foreign Language Department, April, 1997.

ETS-SPEAK Training
Attended training  and evaluation sessions September 1995 –August 1997 and learned how to assess the speech of non-native teaching assistants desiring to attend and teach at Michigan State  University.

Michigan State University English Placement Test.
Assisted in the administration and grading of the placement and exit tests. August 1995 -August 1997.

CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning):

Give regularly scheduled workshops on the following CALL software: PowerPoint, FrontPage, Publisher, Daedalus, Ultimate Speed Reader, Ultimate Word Attack, Grammar Games, Perfect Copy Class, SkillsBank, Accelerated & Active English, Dynamic English, and Decisions, Decisions, September 1998-present

Give regularly scheduled workshops on the following CALL topics: scanning, use of digital cameras, the WWW, and Integrating Technology into the Classroom, September 1998-present.

Attended workshops August 1995 - August 1997. Topics included: HyperCard, HyperStudio, Power Point, Dasher, MacLang, MacReader, Internet, Graphics and Webbing, Scanning, for both Macintosh and DOS operating systems.

Curriculum Development:

Developed all curriculums for Taegu University, IEP Program, Freshman Conversation Courses, and Special Summer Programs.             

Developed a Business English Curriculum for Michigan State University, English Language Center.

Developed an Intensive Business English Curriculum for Michigan State University, International Business School.

Developed a Reading Curriculum for Lansing Community College, English Language and Cultural Center.


Korea (KOTESOL) Fall 1997-1998

TESOL Member: Fall 1995-present
Presently, Secretary of the Higher Education Interest Section 1999

Member of CALICO: Computer Assisted Language Learning Consortium Fall 1998-present

Michigan (MI-TESOL): Fall 1995-present

Michigan State University- Graduate Student Organization Vice-President: Fall 1995-Spring 1997

Assistant Editor for TESOL Graduate Students’ Organization’s Webpage Newsletter. Michigan State University, Fall 1996-Spring 1997

Assistant Editor for MITESOL Website Fall 1996-Spring 1997

Attendee-TESOL '99-New York, ‘97- Orlando, ‘96-Chicago

Attendee-KOTESOL ‘97- Kyong-ju, Korea

Attendee- MI-TESOL Conferences: Fall 1995-Spring 1997


College of Micronesia-FSM - Innovative Idea Award '99

Michigan Chapter Marckwardt Travel Award -TESOL ‘97


Computers, languages, scuba diving, jogging, tennis, ethnic cooking, and reading

REFERENCES: available upon request