Sunday August 01 , 2021
Shirley Humphrey Lecturer

With a background in chemistry from Williams College, I did research in reproductive immunology and clinical psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical College followed by employment developing analytical methods for a pharmaceutical company, specializing in gas chromatography and HPLC.  It was during this time that I travelled and trained other chemists worldwide and began teaching English as part of this position.  My love for this aspect of my job grew and I eventually chose to teach English full time.  Interest in the Far East inspired my choice to come to China.  Spare time is filled with hobbies -- reading, Asian art, gardening, and traveling.  Current research interests include a longitudinal vocabulary learning and independent language learning project.



MA in TESOL, June 2012

University of Southern California

BA in Asian Studies and Chemistry

Williams College, June 1992

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