Sandra Silberstein, Ph.D. – University of Washington

Sandra Silberstein is Professor of English and MATESOL Director at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she has chaired the Faculty Senate, the Committee on Planning and Budgeting, the College of Arts and Sciences College Council, and was English Department Associate Chair for five years.  She is currently the College of Arts and Sciences Coordinator of International Student Academic Support.

She has extensive experience and expertise in the field of second language learning. She has served as editor of the field’s flagship journal, TESOL Quarterly, and has conducted teacher professional development and/or  program assessment overseas in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Thailand.

In addition, she has done research on reading and is the co-author of the widely used ESL reading textbooks, Reader’s Choice (Silberstein, Clarke, Dobson, 5th ed.) and Choice Readings (Silberstein, Clarke, Dobson, 2nd ed., in press).