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Cheri Pierson, Ed.D. - Wheaton College. Wheaton, IL, US

Cheri Pierson, Ed.D. Cheri Pierson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies | Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Cheri Pierson's professional interests include teacher education for second language acquisition and curriculum development.

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Biography

Dr. Cheri Pierson is the author of several books related to English for Bible and Theology for English language learners who study theology in cross-cultural contexts. She served as a teacher educator in western and eastern Europe for 15 years. Her professional interests include teacher education (practicum in TESOL; methodology), teaching and creating materials in English for non-native speakers who study Bible and theology, and issues related to women in leadership in cross-cultural contexts.

Education (4)

Northern Illinois University: Ed.D., Education 1999

Dissertation: Contributions of Adult Christian and English Language Education to a Society in Transformation: A Case Study of the Emmanuel Bible Institute, Oradea, Romania

Wheaton College: M.A., Missions and Intercultural Studies / TESOL 1994

Gotesborgs Universitet (Sweden): Certificate, Swedish Language Proficiency 1984

Indiana University: B.S., English 1970

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests (10)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Tesol) Teacher Education Professional Development Research Curriculum Development Women in Cross-Cultural Leadership English for Bible and Theology Second-Language Acquisition Teacher Education Methodology Mentoring

Professional Affiliations (8)

  • Society of Professors of Education (1999-present)
  • Adult Education Research Committee (1998-2007)
  • TESOL International membership and membership in special interest sections for Adult Education, Higher Education, English for Specific Purposes; Caucus membership, CETC (Christian Educators of TESOL Caucus) (1993-present)
  • Board, Christian Educators of International TESOL Caucus (2003-present) Steering Committee, Christians in English Language Teaching Conference (2006-2009) Proposal Reader (2007-present)
  • Chair, Part-Time Issues Committee, IT-BE (2001-2002)
  • Board member, IT-BE (2000-2002)
  • IT-BE (TESOL/Bilingual Education) Committee for Standards of Higher Education (1993-present)
  • Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society) : Member

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Swedish

Presentations and Event Appearances (17)

Thinking Theologically about Language Teaching

Moody/Wheaton ESL Conference. With Will Bankstown.  Chicago, IL

2017-09-16

Exploring Community Inside and Outside Multicultural Adult ESL Classrooms

CELT Conference. With Audrey Welch.  Seattle, WA

2017-03-21

Teaching English in Majority World Countries

Academic Presentation  Compass Church, Wheaton, IL, 2017

Motivating Adults to Become Active English Language Learners

Academic Presentation. IT-BE 43rd Convention. With Lauren Nadolski and Audrey Welch.  Naperville, IL, 2017

Exploring Storytelling and Visual Arts to Enhance Cross-Cultural Communication

Christian English Language Teacher’s Conference  Baltimore, MD, 2016

Motivating Adults to Become Active English Language Learners

Moody/Wheaton ESL Ministry Conference. With Audrey Welch.  Chicago, IL, 2016

Curriculum Issues in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Academic Presentation for Handong Global University  Wheaton, IL: Wheaton College Graduate School, 2016

Crossing Bridges for Effective Communication in K-12 Contexts

Academic Presentation. WAnet Schools. With Charity Renwick.  Wheaton, IL: Wheaton College, 2015

Crossing Bridges for Effective Communication

Academic Presentation. Christian English Language Teachers Conference  Toronto, Canada, 2015

Error Correction: A Dynamic Partnership between Teachers and Students

Academic Presentation. Illinois TESOL/ BE 38th Convention. With Alex Jones and Mary Elizabeth Moore.  Naperville, IL, 2015

New Trends: Using Storytelling to Teach ESL

Chicagolands' 10th Annual ESL Ministry Conference  Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL.

2015-04-11

From Foreign to Familiar: Experiencing Culture through Artistic Expression and Narrative

Academic Presentation. Christian English Language Teachers Conference. With Charity Renwick.  Portland, Oregon, 2014

Fostering Community in Diverse Adult ESL Classrooms

Illinois TESOL/BE 37th Annual Convention. With Rachel Fabian, Hope Hardin, and Maria Hodapp.  Naperville, Illinois, 2014

In Pursuit of Motivational Strategies that Enhance Independent Learning

Illinois TESOL / BE 36th Annual Convention  Naperville, IL

2013-01-01

Motivating Adults to Become Autonomous Language Learners

Pennsylvania: Christian English Language Teachers Conference  Philadelphia, PA

2012-01-01

Contrastive Rhetoric: Exploring Cultural Influences and Classroom Applications

Illinois TESOL/BE 35th Annual Convention  Naperville, IL

2012-01-01

Exploring Culture through Literature and the Visual Arts in the EFL Classroom

New Bulgarian University  Sofia, Bulgaria

2011-01-01

Academics and Published Research (2)

Courses Taught

- INTR 611: Theoretical Foundations in TESOL Methodology
- INTR 613: TESOL Classroom Dynamics Practicum
- INTR 614: Curriculum and Materials Development in TESOL
- INTR 552: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender and Leadership
- INTR 573: Qualitative Research for Second Language Educators
- EVAN 573: Qualitative Research for Evangelism and Leadership
- INTR 691: Intercultural Forum

Research

- Second Language Acquisition
- English for Bible and Theology

Select Articles, Chapters, Reviews, and Other Publications (7)

Thinking Theologically about Language Education UK: Langham Publishers

Cheri Pierson with Will Bankston

2017

English for Bible and Theology: Understanding and Communicating Theology Across Cultural and Linguistic Barriers Teaching Theology and Religion

Will Bankston, Cheri Pierson

2013

Invitation to Interaction: Fostering Oral Communication among Adult English Language Learners English Teaching Professional

Mary Cerutti, Moriah Sharp, Lydia Guill, Cheri Pierson

2013

Women Crossing Borders Arise

CBE International, 1-3
2013

In Pursuit of Motivational Strategies that Enhance Independent Learning ITBE LINK

Michael Canning, Ryan Schultz, Cheri Pierson

2013

Who Lives in Your Neighborhood? A Principled Approach for Church-based ESL Ministry ALife

Kora Taube, Cheri Pierson

2012

Perspectives and Trends on Education in Romania: A Country in Transformation International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

Meghan Odsliv, Cheri Pierson

2012

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