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Kimberly Niezgoda's Bio

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Kimberly Ann Niezgoda has established and coordinated the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Wilkes University since June 2006. In December 2009 she became the Assistant Director for ESL, coordinating the both the Master in Science for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)  and the IEP.   She is currently working towards her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration at Wilkes University. In 1999 Kimberly earned her M.A. in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawai’i, and her research “Pragmatic and Grammatical Awareness: A function of the learning environment?”  has been published by Cambridge University Press (2001).  Kimberly obtained her B.A. in History from the College of Wooster, focusing her studies on medieval history and political science.   Kimberly came to Wilkes after returning from Japan, where she served four years as an Assistant Professor of English.  Prior to attending the University of Hawai’i, Kimberly served three years, 1994-1997, as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Olomouc, Czech Republic.  From 1992-1994 Kimberly taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) methodology courses at Palacky University’s Pedagogical Department in Olomouc.

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