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Connor Edwards

307 Globe Loop, Oxford, MS, USA 38655


connorredwards@gmail.com • connorredwards.weebly.com

Education
Master of Arts in Modern Languages with Emphasis in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
University of Mississippi August 2016 - present
• 200+ hours of teaching experience with UM Intensive English Program and Community ESL
Program
• 150+ observation hours at UM Intensive English Program
• 36 graduate credit hours in Applied Linguistics and TESOL instruction
• Program completion date: May 2018
Bachelor of General Studies in Biology, Chemistry, and Religious Studies
University of Mississippi August 2014 - May 2016
• Class Marshal and Outstanding Student award in BGS Department
• Member, Phi Kappa Phi honor society
Associate of Arts in Pre-Med/Biology
Holmes Community College August 2012 - May 2014
• President, Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Teaching Experience
Graduate Instructor, University of MS Intensive English Program
Oxford, MS August 2017 - present
• My full responsibilities include planning lessons, instructing various courses, creating
assessments, reporting to supervisor on student performance, and collaborating with other
instructors.
• Currently teaching IE-022, a 5-hour intermediate reading and world cultures course to a diverse
group of students from Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, and China. Previously taught IE-011,
a beginner speaking and listening course during the Fall 2017 semester.
• Working with students from many backgrounds and proficiency levels, part of my responsibility
includes preparing students for eventual matriculation into academic classes at the University of
Mississippi.
Volunteer Instructor, University of MS Community ESL Program
Oxford, MS September 2016 - present
• Involved in lesson planning, creating assessments, and instructing classes. This program meets
on Monday and Wednesday evenings where free English classes are offered to the UM
community, which consists of a very diverse group of people representing over 90 countries.
• Experience with teaching integrated skills for beginner, intermediate, and advanced adult ESL
classes.
Graduate Assistant, University of MS Intensive English Program
Oxford, MS August 2016 - May 2017
• Worked as an office assistant; observed instructors in the classroom at the UM Intensive English
Program; assisted with lesson planning and creating assessments; assisted with course
instruction.
• Courses observed and assisted with include: IE-021, intermediate speaking and listening; IE-031,
advanced speaking and listening. Worked in the classroom with students from Saudi Arabia,
Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, and Norway.
EFL Teacher, Handclasp (Non-profit)
Satun, Thailand May 2014 - August 2014
• Worked as assistant language teacher; helped implement classroom instruction and activities;
instructed middle schoolers in introductory EFL lessons.

Employment and Relevant Experience


Director, University of MS Community ESL Program
Oxford, MS May 2017 - present
• I plan and oversee curriculum development, organize and implement recruitment for adult ESL
students, childcare workers, and instructors by collaborating with University of Mississippi
departments; manage emails and social media platforms; and supervise our team of instructors
and childcare workers.
Administrative Assistant, University of MS Intensive English Program
Oxford, MS May 2017 - August 2017
• Maintained administrative documents such as emails, faxes, and correspondences with
university departments; greeted visitors and potential students; created shipping labels and
scheduled daily pickups; assisted with basic office duties such as making copies, shredding
papers, and running errands.
Culture Exchange Intern, International Friendship (Non-profit)
Tokyo, Japan May 2015 - August 2015
• Assisted with managing short-term teams; involved with cultural exchange at Japanese
universities; provided basic EFL tutoring.

Leadership, Involvement, and Skills


Holmes Community College:
• Student Ambassador/Orientation Leader, 2013-2014
• BSU Fundraising Coordinator, 2013-2014
• Hall of Fame student, 2014
University of Mississippi:
• BSU Director of International Outreach, 2015-2016
• Global Ambassador, 2015-2016
• International Students (IASA) Conversation Partner, 2016 - present
Research interests:
• Second language (L2) phonology/phonetics
• Pronunciation pedagogy and theory
Other:
• Eagle Scout award
• Cross-cultural experience (4+ months living abroad in Thailand, Japan, and Europe)
• Proficient in technologies: Microsoft Office; SmartBoards; Mac and PC computers
Professional References
Dr. Whitney Tudor Sarver
Senior Director of the Intensive English Program, University of Mississippi
wasarver@olemiss.edu (662-915-1839)
Dr. Vance K. Schaefer
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, University of Mississippi
schaefer@olemiss.edu (662-915-1194)
Dr. Tonya Lawrence
Academic Dean, Holmes Community College
tlawrence@holmescc.edu (601-605-3413)

Hobbies and Interests


Scuba diving, sailing, learning languages, traveling, photography, camping