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Aline Germain-Rutherford

Doctorat de Didactologie/Didactique des Langues et des Cultures at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France

Aline Germain-Rutherford, PhD, is Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, at the University of Ottawa and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. As Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, Dr. Germain-Rutherford is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate programs, academic policies, the quality assurance office and the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS). Prior to her tenure at the University of Ottawa she has been the Associate Vice-President of the Language Schools and Graduate programs of Middlebury College (2011-2013) and the Director of the Middlebury College French School (2006-2014). Dr. Aline Germain-Rutherford received a Doctorat de Didactologie/Didactique des Langues et des Cultures at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France and is the author of numerous publications on faculty development, second language pedagogy, speech technology and the integration of sound pedagogy in e-learning practices. Dr. Germain-Rutherford has headed several national and international research projects, specifically on faculty development and multicultural issues in post-secondary education and online environments, and she has been a visiting professor and keynote speaker in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is a recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellow Award, a Canadian Award that recognizes excellence in teaching and leadership in higher education.

Warna Gillies

Ph.D. George Mason University

Dr. Warna Gillies is a professor and chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program for the University of Maryland University College. She has many years of experience in varied education roles. She was an 8th science teacher and Science Department Chair in Fairfax County Public Schools; a PK-12th grade school Director; and a professor in teacher education and educational leadership.  She earned her Ph.D. from George Mason University in Education Leadership with a research focus on staff development for international schools.

Dr. Gillies’ work with international schools began as a teacher in 1986 and continued later as a PK - 12th grade school director.  She has served as a member of Advanced accreditation teams since 1998 and has made 20 international school site visits. In 2018 she was recognized as a Fulbright Specialist. The Fulbright award was conducted at DelCampo International School in Honduras where she facilitated professional development and curriculum review. Some of the articles she has written include: American / International Schools: Poised for the Future; Children on the Move Third Culture Kids; Leveraging Action Research; and Dimensions of Leadership. Dr. Gillies resides in Edgewater, Maryland.

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Michele Gist-Barrow

B.S. Texas Woman’s University English & Kinesiology, M.Ed. University of Mary-Hardin Baylor Educational Psychology & Educational Administration, Ed.D. University of Mary-Hardin Baylor Educational Leadership, Texas Tech University L.S.S.P. certification

Dr. Gist-Barrow has spent many years as an educator, public speaker, author, facilitator, and expert consultant in various topics related to education. Michele has provided a significant amount of professional development and expert guidance in the areas of curriculum and instruction for students with a continuum of specialized services and general education students, cognitive behavioral management, differentiated instruction, leadership, conflict-resolution, mediation, legal policy decision making, and financial leadership and management. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and her Master’s in Educational Administration from University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Michele has been a faculty member at Texas Woman’s University and University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where she supported and developed high quality instruction for education, health, and safety for students. Additionally, Michele has been a guest lecturer at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks due to her expert knowledge in the areas of special education and social/emotional behavioral management for students with severe emotional challenges.

Dr. Gist-Barrow has dedicated more than twenty-five years as an educator and leader within public school settings. She has served as a special education teacher, general education teacher, assessment specialist, principal, and executive district leader. She has spent many years revamping instructional programs at district and campus level for all students and increasing quality curriculum and instruction for students residing within residential treatment facilities. Dr. Gist-Barrow has successfully procured grant funding for multiple programs across all district settings for a number of years.

Internationally, Michele works with teachers in Europe, United States, Latin America, South America, and Asia. Michele has authored and co-authored many articles related to a variety of topics.

Collaborating and working with FSU students provides Michele with an awesome opportunity to help facilitate learning at a global scale and prepare students to lead in a dynamic direction in order to empower learning and achievement for all learners.

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Melanie Gonzalez

B.A. University of Central Florida, M.A. University of Central Florida, Ph.D. University of Central Florida

Melanie Gonzalez serves as an Assistant Professor of ESL and Literacy in both the Secondary and Higher Education Department and the English Department at Salem State University. She earned her Ph.D. in TESOL from the University of Central Florida. She has taught in a variety of English as a Second Language-related (ESL) contexts including a university-based intensive English program, English for academic purposes composition courses, community English classes, and middle school ESL prior to joining the Salem State and Framingham State communities. Her research interests center on second language vocabulary acquisition, second language composition, and corpus linguistics. Outside of teaching, she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her dog.

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Patricia Hamblett

B.S. Framingham State University Elementary Education, M.Ed. Lesley College Computers in Education, Ph.D. Boston College Educational Administration

I have been an adjunct professor for Framingham State University for twenty years. Throughout my teaching career I have taught children preK-6 and teachers pre K-college level.

My professional passion is collaborating with educators to enhance my lifelong learning goals. My areas of expertise are curriculum standards, instructional practice, and assessment. Learning and experiencing new passions is an ongoing adventure for me and I encourage my students to question, explore, and continuously enhance their professional and personal lives.

On a personal note, my husband and I have been married for 46 years; have three sons, and seven wonderful grandchildren. We recently moved from Massachusetts to Florida and are enjoying the weather, the scenery, and meeting new friends from across the United States. Reading, painting and traveling are my favorite pastimes. 

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Jim Hoot

B.S. St. Francis College (Psychology), M.Ed. Virginia State College (Early Childhood Education), Ph.D., University of Illinois (Early Childhood Education).

Jim has a long history of interest in the education of very young children throughout the world.  In the USA he was a member of the Virginia Teacher Corps, program director of the Southside Day Nursery in Richmond Virginia, and taught children in both preschool and primary grades Globally, he was principal investigator of a USAID project to bring technology into primary grades in Ethiopia.  In rural Tanzania he worked with elementary teachers and spearheaded construction of a preschool/playground to accompany their first comprehensive school for girls.

Jim has held a variety of leadership roles in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Education (NAECTE), the World Association for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), and Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) where he is a Past-President and a member of the National Teacher of the Year Selection Committee.  In addition to four books, Jim has published numerous articles and book chapters, been Guest Editor of several theme issues of professional journals, and served/serves on the Editorial Boards of several professional journals. 

Jim’s university teaching includes the University of Illinois, University of North Texas, the State University of New York at Buffalo and universities in Malaysia, Qatar, South Korea and Finland.

For the past 28 years Jim has been a member of the graduate faculty of education at SUNY at Buffalo and Director of the Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center.  He is currently Professor Emeritus at SUNY at Buffalo, Adjunct Professor with the International Program at Framingham State University, and a member of Executive Board of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP-USNC). 

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Ibtesam Hussein

Doctorate Washington State University, M.Ed. (TESL) University of Pennsylvania

Ibtesam Hussein has an earned doctorate in Language, Literacy and Technology from Washington State University, and a master`s degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language for Business Communication from Penn CIBER Institute. She works as an ESL faculty and academic advisor at the University of Idaho (UI). She has taught EFL courses for six years in Benghazi, Libya. She is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015 from the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages (WAESOL). She is active in presenting at national and international conferences. Her scholarly interest focuses on teacher training, the application of linguistics to language teaching as well the impact of L2 teachers’ classroom practices on second language learners’ academic success. She is eager to share her educational experiences with all who have a passion to learn, grow, and teach.

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Mary Jordan Anstead

B.S. Taylor University Elementary Education, M.A. Ball State University Special Education, Reading, and Educational Leadership, Ed. S. University of Nevada Las Vegas Special Education Assistive Technology, Ph.D. Walden University Education

Dr. Mary Jordan Anstead is a career educator who joined Framingham University as an Adjunct for the International Education Programs in 2021.  She has 30+ years as a professional instructor and administrator for online, hybrid, and ground environments in both K12 and higher education.

Dr. Mary has lived and worked in Indiana, Arizona, and Florida (where she currently resides).  Her academic interests are in educational technology, Universal Design for Learning, school administration, and disability services. 

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Laraine Keating

B.A. Emmanuel College, B.S. Franklin Pierce College, M.Ed. Boston State College

Laurie Keating is an adjunct professor in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Department. Dr. Keating has been teaching online for Framingham State for many years in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology program and have recently added this technology-related course to the TESL program. I’ve been offering it online to Massachusetts teachers and am adapting it to the IE format.

Professionally, I am an independent educational technology consultant. I do a lot of work for the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT), doing technology planning as well as organizational restructuring, procurement, and project management. I am a former technical writer and technology director in a K-12 district and past president of the Massachusetts Comp0uter Using Educators (MassCUE); my training is in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.

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Rochelle Keogh

Ph.D University of Arkansas, M.A. Brigham Young University, B.A. Brigham Young University

Rochelle Keogh earned a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Higher Education Teaching from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Brigham Young University, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. She has designed and led teacher development workshops for language teachers from more than 80 countries, including programs for the Ministerio de Educación (MEDUCA) in Panama, the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP) in Mexico, the Directorate General of Technical and Industrial Education (DGETI) in Mexico, the US-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), and the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, as well as exchange programs for Koya University in Iraq, Srinakharinwirot University and Mahasarakham University in Thailand, and Vietnam National University. Recently, she has worked as an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State on projects in Turkey, Ethiopia, and Mexico. Her research interests include documenting the long-term impact of teacher training and capacity building in international higher education and K-12 settings. She has been working with students in Framingham State University’s International Education program since 2017, with cohorts in Thailand, Costa Rica, South Korea, China, Guatemala, and Panama. 

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John Marvelle

B.A. Bridgewater State University History/Secondary Education, M.Ed. Bridgewater State University Special Education, Ed.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst Curriculum Studies

Dr. John Marvelle has been teaching in the International Program for more than 20 years.  Over the years he has worked as a public school teacher and administer; a project director for parent education and decision making programs; a college professor at several colleges, including Framingham's sister college -- Bridgewater State University; and as a project director for Apple Computer.  

Sherry Miller

B.A. University of Denver, M.A. Montana State University, Ed.D. University of Alabama

I, Sherry Miller, am definitely a "life-long learner". I love my life and I am now doing what I call, "evolving". I live in a house I built with two other phenomenal women in Antigua, Guatemala. We call it "La Casa de Las Tres Gracias" and are learning how to live and share grace in it and beyond it. I love being an adjunct professor for Framingham and sharing my international school experience and my passion for leadership and proactive change creating learning communities where students' voices matter most. I love being a champion for a youth movement, Project SERES, in Guatemala and El Salvador where we are empowering youth to become leaders in their communities, making them healthier and more sustainable, instead of fleeing to the North. I grew up in Montana, have been an educator/teacher/leader most of my life, have a wonderful family including 16 grandchildren and plan to keep them wondering, "what in the world is Grandma Sherry up to?" for as long as I can! 

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Edgar Miranda

B.A. Hempstead New York, M.A. Hofstra University, Graduate Degree C.W. Post College, Master's in Divinity New Brunswick Theological Seminary

Edgar Miranda was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. His family moved to New York City when he was still an infant. He was raised in East Harlem and attended school in Manhattan. Upon completing his high school studies he received a scholarship to Hofstra University where he majored in Elementary Education and Spanish.

Immediately after his graduation from Hofstra he began his career in public education working as a bilingual teacher in Hempstead, Long Island. He has served in the field of public education for the last 40 years primarily in New York and Virginia. However, he has also served as the elementary principal at the Anglo American School of Sofia, Bulgaria. During these 4 decades he has been a teacher at the elementary, secondary and the university level. He also has worked as an administrator at the building level and a district-wide administrator.

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Paula S. Montgomery, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita


Dr. Montgomery’s passion for education became evident after serving as a substitute teacher at 18 years old.  She changed her major from Pre-Law to Secondary Social Studies Education and started teaching in Iberia Parish in January 1985. She served Iberia Parish School System in Louisiana for 17 years in various capacities including Social Studies Teacher, Middle School Guidance Counselor, Middle School Assistant Principal and Principal of Hopkins Street Elementary.   

After receiving her doctorate in 1997, she served as an Adjunct Professor in the Educational Foundations and Leadership Department (EDFL) at UL Lafayette and in 2002 joined the department as a full-time faculty member.  In 2005, she became the Department Head for EDFL and worked diligently with her team to expand the programs of the department including the revision of the Masters in Educational Leadership Degree and the development of the highly distinguished Doctor of Education Degree. In 2008, she became the first  Associate Dean of the College of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  She recently retired from the College of Education with the honor of Professor Emerita.

She has served as a Master Trainer on the topic of school culture for the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and has traveled extensively helping school leaders to develop high-performance learning cultures. For three terms, she has headed the successful reaccreditation efforts relative to the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). She continues to enjoy teaching and administration. Her philosophy is simple… Never Give Up on Your Dreams, Your Potential, nor Your Destiny! Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance!  Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan!!!


Dr. Montgomery is a proud member of the Research Association of Minority Professors (RAMP) which is a distinguished national organization whose mission is to address the issues of the underrepresented and the underserved through a research-based approach.  She is serving her second term as president of RAMP and has been on the board for 15 years. She has received numerous awards including Outstanding African-American Leader in the New Iberia Community, Who’s Who Among American Educators, Outstanding Educator, Taft Institute for Educators Fellow, and National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow.  She has served on a number of University Committees including the Graduate Council, University Mentor Program, Academic Advising Selection Committee, SACS – QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) Steering Committee, Outstanding Teacher Award Selection Committee and the UL Lafayette United Way Think Tank.  She has also served as  the Vice President of Academics for the UL Lafayette College of Education Alumni Chapter and is the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.  She is also the recipient of the 2009-2010 College of Education Outstanding Alumna Award. Dr. Montgomery has served as the recipient of the Kathy Authement Prouet/BORSF Memorial Professorship Award. She has also served two terms on the United Way of Acadiana Board of Directors and is the past Vice President of the Lafayette Parish Education Stakeholders Council.

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Diane Morris

B.A. Anna Maria College Special Education and Elementary Education, Masters Degree Rhode Island College Certificate Emotionally Disturbed, Sabbatical Program University of Rhode Island Kingston Teacher in Technology

My teaching career began 30+ years ago as a special education teacher in a private school for severely handicapped students. Four years later I found myself in the local school district. Over the years I have taught all areas from preschool to high school and various levels of disabilities including mental retardation, emotional disturbance, behavior disorders and learning disabled. I enjoyed teaching collaboratively with content area teachers and watching students succeed. 

My educational career began to change in 1995 when I became involved with technology professional development projects taking place for educators across the state of Rhode Island. I eventually left the K-12 classroom and began to work as the educational technology facilitator for my district. I spent several years as the Educational Technology Professional Development Coordinator and Assessment Data Manager for the school district. 

Throughout my K-12 teaching years I have also taught a variety of courses for the Framingham State University, International Education Program. Each of these teaching assignments have become more and more exciting as global connections continue to bring us closer and closer together.   

Beyond my K-12 teaching responsibilities for the past 18 years I have been teaching technology based courses as an adjunct professor for Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, RI.