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Dr. H. Douglas Sewell, | (B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.) | Associate Dean, International Foundations Program

Dr. Douglas Sewell is a Senior Instructor in the International Foundations Program at the Werklund School of Education. He received his M.A. in TESOL from the University of Birmingham, UK and then his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Leeds, UK. Before joining the Werklund School of Education in 2015, Dr. Sewell spent 15 years teaching English and education courses in South Korea, China, and the UAE. Through teaching such diverse students, Dr. Sewell has seen the the various ways students from around the world approach their English language studies. This has led him to a research interest in helping students become more effective and efficient language learners by developing their ability to self-reflect on their approaches to learning and make adaptive changes for future learning success.

Dr. Anuradha Sengupta (B.A.,  M.Ed.,  Ph.D.)

Dr. Anuradha Sengupta received her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition/Second Language Literacy  and Adult ESL from Washington State University.  Her doctoral research focused on academic English proficiency levels of international graduate students in the United States. Dr. Sengupta started with the International Foundations Program in October of 2004 and became Director of the program in 2006. She has been involved with the development of the program's Academic Plan, vision/mission/values statement, curriculum audit and overhaul, and program expansion into graduate seminars and E.A.P. off shore programs on the U of C Doha, Qatar Campus, as well as spearheading practicum placements for Werklund School of Education M.Ed. TESL students and C/W placements of B.Ed Master's of Teaching students with the International Foundations Program.  In addition to her administrative duties and teaching, Dr. Sengupta continues to support Graduate students (M.A., Ed.D., and Ph.D.) and foreign trained educators looking for second language research sites for data collection/analysis and practicum placement sites via the International Foundations Program.  

Research Interests: Second language acquisition (SLA); teaching English for Academic Purposes (E.A.P.), English as a foreign language (EFL), E.A.P. curriculum design and development, and pedagogical approaches in ESL/EAP teaching and learning environments

Dr. M. Gregory Tweedie (B.R.E.,  M.A.,  Ph.D.)

Dr. M. Gregory Tweedie is a Senior Instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern Queensland. Dr. Tweedie has been involved in language education, teacher development, and educational research in both international and Canadian contexts since 1999.

Research Interests: dialects and language varieties in education, emerging Englishes, international intelligibility of Englishes, and language policy and planning.

Dr. Soroush Sabbaghan, | (B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., Ph.D.)

Dr. Sabbaghan is a Senior Instructor in the International Foundations Program at the Werklund School of Education. He holds two Ph.D. degrees in English Language Teaching from the IAU Science and Research Branch, and Curriculum and Learning with a focus on Mathematics Education from the University of Calgary. Dr. Sabbaghan is a content specialist in the areas of Sciences and Mathematics as they relate to English Language teaching.  He has used his teaching and engineering background to develop courses for EAP students throughout his career.  Currently, he is developing curriculum for International students majoring in Business.

Research interest: ESP curriculum and instruction, complexity in language task design, STEM education, and second language writing. 

Dr. Subrata Bhowmik, | (B.A.,  M.A.,  Ph.D.)

Dr. Subrata Bhowmik is an instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in English with a specialization in second language writing from Arizona State University. Dr. Bhowmik's doctoral research focused on an analysis of the L2 writing processes using an activity system framework. Dr. Bhowmik joined the International Foundations Program in 2012 and has taught various International Foundations Program courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Research Interests: English for Academic Purposes, second language writing and sociocultural approaches to L2 learning.

Dr. Umit Boz, | (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Dr. Umit Boz is a Senior Instructor in the International Foundations Program at the Werklund School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Language and Literacies and a M.Sc. in TESOL from the State University of New York at Albany. He also holds a B.S. in Avionics (Aviation Electronics).  His prior teaching experience includes English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, undergraduate language and linguistics courses, as well as graduate level TESOL courses.  Utilizing his engineering and science background, Dr. Boz is currently involved in curriculum design and development for the Pathways Engineering stream of the International Foundations Program.

Research interests: English for Academic Purposes, Computational Discourse Analysis, Collaborative Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Content-Based Instruction, Pragmatics.

Dr. Anita Chaudhuri, | (B.A.,  M.A.,  M.Phil.,  Ph.D.)

Dr. Anita Chaudhuri is an instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. She joined the International Foundations Program in 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics with a specialization in second language writing and world Englishes from Arizona State University. Dr. Chaudhuri's doctoral research focused on the ways world Englishes and the call for internationalization of higher education can meet course goals and objectives for both ESL and mainstream first-year composition students.

Research interests: English for Academic Purposes, second language writing, and world Englishes.

Dr. Aber Abulhassn, | (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Ph.D.)

Dr. Aber Abulhassn is an instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. She joined the International Foundations Program in 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Leadership with a specialization in oil and gas training and development from the University of Calgary. Dr. Abulhassn's second doctoral research focused on identifying the relationship between international applied training programs such as IWCF Rotary Drilling Well Control and developing safety and leadership skills among onshore and offshore drilling personnel. She was also employed by the International Oilfield Training Organization to develop their training programs for oilfield personnel. Dr. Abulhassn has over 17 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry as a Chemical Engineer and researcher.

Research interests: Curriculum design and development, management and leadership, science (chemistry) and engineering education.

Mr. Murray Peglar, | (B.A.,  B.Ed.,  M.Ed., Doctoral Student)  

Mr. Murray Peglar is an instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. He received his M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Calgary. Mr. Peglar started with the International Foundations Program in 2005. During the time he has created comprehensive, in-house programs to teach advanced Writing, Pronunciation and Listening skills. Mr. Peglar has started to pursue his Ed.D.

Research InterestsTeaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English as a foreign language (EFL), accent reduction, curriculum design and development, and pedagogical approaches in different learning environments.

Ms. Marcia Kim, | (B.A.,  M.A., Doctoral Student)

Ms. Marcia Kim is an instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. She received her MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the School for international Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Ms. Kim started with the International Foundations Program in 2006 and has taught all levels within the program.

Ms. Kim has been working in the field of ESL since 1991 in both international and Canadian contexts. Her doctoral research focuses on communication in multilingual health care environments.

Research Interests: English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, Pedagogical approaches in ESL/EAP teaching and learning environments, teacher education

Ms. Susanna Fawkes, | (B.A., M.A.)

Ms. Susanna Fawkes is an instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. She received her M.A. in Applied Linguistics, ESL Pedagogy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, US. Ms. Fawkes has taught English for Academic purposes, Business English, Intercultural Management, TOEFL and IELTS Preparation at different universities in Canada, US, South Korea and China. She has also taught ESL teacher training courses and mentored TESL students during their practicum.

Research Interests: Second language acquisition (SLA); teaching English for Academic Purposes (E.A.P.), bilingualism, experiential learning, curriculum design and development.

Dr. H. Douglas Sewell, | (B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.) | Associate Dean, International Foundations Program

Dr. Douglas Sewell is a Senior Instructor in the International Foundations Program at the Werklund School of Education. He received his M.A. in TESOL from the University of Birmingham, UK and then his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Leeds, UK. Before joining the Werklund School of Education in 2015, Dr. Sewell spent 15 years teaching English and education courses in South Korea, China, and the UAE. Through teaching such diverse students, Dr. Sewell has seen the the various ways students from around the world approach their English language studies. This has led him to a research interest in helping students become more effective and efficient language learners by developing their ability to self-reflect on their approaches to learning and make adaptive changes for future learning success.

Dr. M. Gregory Tweedie (B.R.E.,  M.A.,  Ph.D.)

Dr. M. Gregory Tweedie is a Senior Instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern Queensland. Dr. Tweedie has been involved in language education, teacher development, and educational research in both international and Canadian contexts since 1999.

Ms. Karen Campbell | Manager

Karen Campbell is the Manager of the International Foundations Program for both administration and HR. She has been working at the University of Calgary for over 35 years. She has extensive knowledge of University systems and procedures along with many years of experience helping undergraduate and graduate students. Karen joined the International Foundations Program in 2005 and plays a key role to assist in the development and implementation of administrative processes to provide support for new programs. In addition to office management Karen is responsible to coordinate Graduate Seminars for Advanced Writing and Advanced Communications for admitted graduate students at the University of Calgary.

Mr. Anthony Appleby (B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.) | Lead, IFP English Language Test Centre

Mr. Anthony Appleby is the Lead for the IFP English Language Test Centre. He received his M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Calgary. As Team Lead, Anthony oversees the operation of IELTS (IDP) and TOEFL (ETS) exams. He started with the International Foundations Program in January 2015. In addition to his background in teaching English as a second language, Anthony has extensive international experience with a variety of language assessment testing methods.

Mr. Ming Lee | Marketing Coordinator/Student Services

Mr. Ming Lee is the Marketing Coordinator/Student Services advisor for the International Foundations Program. He completed his education in Hong Kong and obtained his Teacher's Certificate at the Sir Robert Black College of Education. Ming joined the International Foundations Program in December 2004. He provides expert assistance to prospective International Foundations Program students to help them complete their application to International Foundations Program and to explain the academic requirements for the program. He provides mentoring counsel to current students in the program. Ming coordinates and instructs students in undergraduate admission briefing sessions to help all students successfully apply and transition to their degree programs. Ming provides detailed administrative support to the International Foundations Program for student registrations and new student orientations. Ming has extensive international expertise and knowledge which he uses to promote International Foundations Program to other overseas post-secondary institutions.

Ms. Farah Ahmed (BBA) | Administrative Assistant

Ms. Farah Ahmed is the Administrative Assistant for the International Foundations Program.  Farah joined IFP in March 2016, prior to which she worked as an IELTS invigilator with the IFP English Language Test Centre. She oversees the front desk of the IFP office and is responsible for a variety of administrative duties for the department. Farah received her Bachelor of Business Administration from North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before moving to Canada, she worked as a communication manager for a bilateral business chamber. Farah also has experience in advertising and event management.

Ms Laura Feist (B.Ed.) | Administrative Assistant, IFP English Language Test Centre

Ms. Laura Feist is the Administrative Assistant for the IFP English Language Test Centre.  Laura received her Bachelor of Education degree from Trinity Western University.  Prior to joining IFP in August of 2016, Laura worked in a variety of administrative roles in corporate and educational settings.  She has 8 years experience as an elementary classroom teacher and has taught English in Japan and Ukraine.  Laura supports the English Language Test Centre in preparing for and delivering both the TOEFL and IELTS tests.

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