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Jason Romano

Associate Director, English Language Services
Senior Lecturer

Mies (Main) Campus Office: 

3424 South State Street TS 2036

Mies (Main) Campus Phone: 

312.567.5250

Email: 

Education 

M.A. Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. Spanish, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Experience 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

August 2017 to Present

Associate Director and Senior Lecturer, Illinois Institute or Technology, Chicago, IL

February 2014 to August 2017

Program Manager, Illinois Institute or Technology, Chicago, IL

August 2013 to February 2014

English as a Second Language [ESL] Program Coordinator, International Programs, SOLEX College, Wheeling, IL

October 2011 to August 2013

ESL Computer Assisted Language Learning [CALL] Lab and Resources Coordinator, ESL/Linguistics, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL

September 2010 to October 2011

Assistant ESL Coordinator, International House, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

December 2007 to September 2010

Library Associate - ESL Coordinator, Vista Branch, San Diego County Library, San Diego, CA

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

October 2013 to Present

Commission on English Language Accreditation [CEA] Reviewer, The Commission on English Language Accreditation, Alexandria, VA

June 2013 to January 2014

Director of Mentoring and Outreach, Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, Chicago, IL

December 2010 to June 2013

Board Member, Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, Chicago, IL

September 2005 to June 2006

Fulbright English Language Teaching Fellow, Institute of International Education and Consejería de Educación (Department of Education), Madrid, Spain

June 2002 to May 2003

AmeriCorps Volunteer, Saint Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

May 2013 to July 2013

Online Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, TEFL Institute, Chicago, IL

January 2012 to August 2013

ESL Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL

September 2010 to September 2012

ESL Lecturer, Tutorium for Intensive English, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

August 2011 to October 2011

ESL Instructor, English Language Learning Program [ELLP], Loyola University, Chicago, IL

August 2010 to June 2011

ESL Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

August 2006 to December 2008

ESL Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

September 2007 to December 2007

ESL Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA

August 2007 to December 2007

ESL Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

May 2007 to August 2007

ESL Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

August 2006 to December 2006

ESL Instructor, American Language Institute, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

January 2005 to March 2005

ESL Teacher, Poder Learning Center, Chicago, IL

Awards 

June 2010

Special Appreciation Award for collaboration efforts between San Diego County Library and Laubach Literacy Council, Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego County Inc.

Memberships 

October 2016 to Present

NAFSA Association of International Educators

January 2010 to Present

Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association

June 2010 to Present

TESOL International, Inc.

June 2010 to Present

Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education

Professional Presentations 

May 2013

Presenter, “Easier Organization for Instructors and Students,” UIC eLearning day: Blackboard's Never Stop Learning Tour, Chicago, IL

February 2013

Presenter, “Tutoring: Avoid Over-Editing and Encourage Self-Editing,” Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education [ITBE] Convention, Lisle, IL

May 2009

Presenter, “Overview of the Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Approach,” Literacy AmeriCorps Spring Summit, Sacramento, CA

Professional Development 

May 2017

2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo - Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections

April 2017

Advanced F-1 Training, International Educators of Illinois (IEI) 2017 Annual Conference

February 2017

ITBE 2017 Convention - Meeting the Challenge

December 2016

AIRC Conference - Ebb and Flow: The Shifting Landscape of International Student Recruitment

October 2016

NAFSA Region V Conference

April 2016

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo – Reflecting Forward

March 2016

F-1 Training, International Educators of Illinois (IEI) 2016 Annual Conference

February 2016

ITBE 2016 Convention: Expanding Horizons

May 2015

Managing Multiple Projects Seminar

March 2015

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo – Crossing Borders Building Bridges

February 2015

ITBE 2015 Convention