Katie Ryan joined the ELP as a lecturer in 2007 and became a Language Specialist in 2008. She moved into the Programs Coordinator role in 2011 and became Programs Manager in 2014. Ms. Ryan oversees and teaches in programs for academic and professional purposes including the International Business Communication Program, Business Intensive Program, Summer Institute for International Business Students, Toyota Study Abroad Program for Prospective Employees, English for Legal Studies, Communication Strategies for International Dentists, and the Summer English Institute. She has also taught in and developed curriculum for the general Intensive Program, as well as taught in and rated performance assessments for the International Teaching Assistants program. She is a certified SPEAK rater and is currently working towards ACTFL OPI Tester Certification.
Ms. Ryan’s career as an English language educator began at a secondary school in Bangkok, Thailand (2004-2005) and has included work as a Materials Writer and Editor for the English Language Programs at the U.S. Department of State (2009-2011). Katie holds an MA in TESOL from American University and a BA in Communication with a specialization in journalism from Loyola University in Maryland. Her primary teaching interests include content-based instruction, intelligibility and vocabulary development.