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JOHN C.

TURNBULL
john.turnbull@utsa.edu | https://johnchandleeturnbull.me
Office of ESL Services, University of Texas at San Antonio, MS 3.02.07,
San Antonio, TX 78249 USA

EDUCATION
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers
of Other Languages (TESOL) 2019
Degree requirements completed; M.A. awarded in August 2019
Relevant coursework: ENGL 600, “Internship in the College Teaching
of English” (one year); ENGL 608, “Research Methods in Linguistics”;
ENGL 615, “Descriptive Linguistics”; ENGL 617, “Phonology”; ENGL 618,
“Syntax”; ENGL 620, “Semantics”; ENGL 622, “Theory and Methods in
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages” (with practicum);
ENGL 623, “Second-Language Acquisition,” ENGL 699, “Master’s Thesis”;
FLSP 580, “Introducción a la lingüística hispánica”

Master’s thesis: “Beyond a Language Boundary: Encounters with Silence


and L1 Spanish-Speakers’ Willingness to Communicate in English”
(https://doi.org/10.13140/rg.2.2.17649.84322)

Honors: Gail H. White Award for Excellence in Tutoring


Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Master of Divinity 1995
Emphasis in Hebrew Bible translation and interpretation
Honors: Graduation with distinction, George Henry Cornelson
Scholarship, Columbia Graduate Fellowship
Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of International Affairs in International Communications 1989
Honors: Dean’s Fellowship

Duke University, Durham, NC


A.B. in Political Science 1985
Honors: Cum laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
English as a Second Language Specialist 2019 –
Teach assigned hours and hold office hours for student conferences;
teach up to four IEP courses per semester depending on course
availability and enrollment; participate in teacher meetings, focused
on curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation; serve on
committees related to CEA Accreditation and other special projects;
assist with placement testing of students at the beginning of the
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semester and during TOEFL tests; test, evaluate, and counsel students
regarding performance using program curriculum objectives and
appropriate assessment instruments; complete administrative
paperwork; maintain student performance and attendance records;
input grades into Blackboard and Automated Student Access Program
(ASAP); counsel students regarding their progress, behavior, and
attendance; participate in student trips and activities when
scheduled; attend departmental meetings to include Global Initiatives
meetings, retreats, and other team meetings as required
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Graduate Teaching Assistant
ENGL 103: “Rhetoric and Composition I”; ENGL 203:
“Rhetoric and Composition II”; Tutor – ESL Center 2016 – 19
Taught core two-semester freshman writing course to international
(ESL) and U.S. students, as well as those admitted to the McKinley
“Deacon” Davis CHANCE program (ENGL 103P); as teacher of record,
administered all grades for freshman-composition sequence;
designed weekly writing-lab sessions; held student conferences;
designed materials and assessments; tutored undergraduate and
graduate international students in writing, conversation, and other
coursework and professional preparations. 15-20 contact hours per
week
WyzAnt Tutoring, Naperville, IL
Private writing tutor 2014 – 19
Assisted middle school, high school, university and graduate students
with academic writing. 435 tutoring hours
ELS Educational Services, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Instructor – “Structure and Speaking Practice,”
“Reading and Writing,” “Vocabulary Enrichment” 2015 – 19
Administered grades and designed assessments for international
students in intensive academic English program (IEP). Administered
Saturday TOEFL exams for up to 16 participants. 5-20 contact hours
per week
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA
Director of Instruction – “Cultural Understanding
and Language Proficiency” (CULP) 2013 – 15
Designed and supervised teaching protocols for summer U.S. Army
language- and cultural-exchange missions with Dragūnų batalionas,
Klaipėda, Lithuania (2013); Comando da 1ª Região Militar and Centro
de Instrução Militar “Zeca Santos,” Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde
(2014); and the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School
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(โรงเรียนเตรียมทหาร), Nakhon Nayok, Thailand (2015). 15-20


observation and supervision hours per week

Latin American Association, Atlanta, GA


Instructor – “English I, II, III” 2012 – 15
Designed materials and assessments and led Spanish-English
language exchanges in Atlanta and satellite location in Norcross, GA.
15 contact hours per week

ELS Educational Services, Southern Polytechnic State


University, Marietta, GA
Instructor – “Structure and Speaking Practice,”
“Reading and Writing,” “Vocabulary Enrichment” 2013
Administered all grades and designed assessments for international
students in intensive academic English program. 25 contact hours per
week

Colegio Gimnasio Moderno del Cauca, Popayán, Cauca,


Colombia
Instructor – English as a Foreign Language (EFL) 2011
Administered all grades in grades 7–11, designed curricula and
assessments, participated in weekly staff meetings. 20 contact hours
per week
Sueños Compartidos and La Asociación de Institutores
y Trabajadores de la Educación del Cauca (ASOINCA)
Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
Instructor – English as a Foreign Language (EFL) 2011
Led, in cooperation with the departmental teacher syndicate, daily
workshops for public-school teachers. 5-12 contact hours per week
Vancouver Language School, Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
Instructor – English as a Foreign Language (EFL) 2011
Taught a series of five-hour advanced Saturday workshops on
academic writing. 5 contact hours per week

Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, Decatur, GA


Instructor – English as a Second Language (ESL) 2010 – 12
Taught undocumented migrants along Buford Highway and weekly
U.S. citizenship class. 4 contact hours per week
Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
Graduate Teaching Assistant – “Introduction to Biblical
Hebrew” 1995 – 96
Graded assignments, tutored individual students, and led weekly
review sessions. 2 contact hours per week
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TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS


Northern Illinois University, Department of English,
Freshman-Year Composition Program, DeKalb, IL 2018 – 19
Professional Development Certificate for attendance and leadership
at professional-development events
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (online) 2016 – 18
“Social & Behavioral Research – Basic Course” and “Refresher”
(thirteen online modules)

Northern Illinois University, Faculty Development &


Instructional Design Center, DeKalb, IL 2016 – 17
Graduate Teaching Certificate awarded based on participation in:
 “Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course”
 “Building Learning Communities”
 “Classroom Assessment Techniques to Jump-Start the
Semester”
 “Creative Approaches to Introduce Play in Your Classroom”
 “Developing a Course Syllabus” (online)
 “Recognizing and Embracing Cultural Communications and
Sensitivity in the Classroom”
 “Teaching Assistant Orientation”
 “Teaching with Technology Institute: Connected Learning”
 “Using Advance Organizers to Help Students Construct
Meaning”
Illinois State Library (online) 2017
“Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training” (thirteen online modules,
certified by the Literacy Center, Rockford, IL)
British Council (online) 2015
“Professional Practices for English Language Teaching”

Latin American Association, Atlanta, GA 2011 – 12


“Speaking and Listening Practice in the ELL Classroom,” “Reading and
Writing in the Adult ELL Classroom”
Georgia Center for Technology & Education, Atlanta, GA 2011
BEST Plus administrator training workshop
TEFL Institute, Chicago, IL 2010
120-hour TEFL certification (with practicum)

WRITING & PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE


JZ Editing & Publishing, Naperville, IL
Freelance Academic Editor 1997 –
Copy editor, proofreader, page designer, and compositor for
academic and denominational publishers, including Church
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Publishing (The Episcopal Church), Fortress Press (Evangelical


Lutheran Church of America), Indiana University Press, InterVarsity
Press (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship), Morehouse Publishing,
Orbis Books (Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers), Society of Biblical
Literature, Trinity Press International, and University of Nebraska
Press
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA
Desk Editor 1994 – 96
Nighttime (deadline) copy editor in sports department

The Capital, Annapolis, MD


Staff Writer 1989 – 90
Covered Queen Anne’s County education, government, and politics

The Burlington County Times, Willingboro, NJ


Staff Writer 1985 – 87
Covered township education, government, and politics

PUBLICATIONS
Turnbull, J. (2019). Beyond a Language Boundary: Encounters with
Silence and L1 Spanish-Speakers’ Willingness to Communicate in
English. M.A. thesis, Northern Illinois University.
https://doi.org/10.13140/rg.2.2.17649.84322.
Turnbull, J. (2019). Mensajes Desde Colombia: Messages from
Colombia. JZ Editing & Publishing.
https://www.blurb.com/b/9521442-mensajes-desde-colombia.

Turnbull, J. (2011). World Cup/World Lit 2011. World Literature


Today, 85(3), 28-30.
https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2011/may/world-cupworld-
lit-2011-john-turnbull.
Turnbull, J. (2011). Zizou Redemptor. Soccer & Society, 12(1), 23-24.
https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2011.530457.

Alegi, P., Bolsmann, C., Kuper, S., Reiners, R., & Turnbull, J. (2010).
Roundtable: the FIFA World Cup 2010 in the news. Ecquid novi:
African Journalism Studies, 31(2), 225-237.
https://doi.org/10.1080/02560054.2010.9666609.
Turnbull, J. (2010). Alone in the Woods: The Literary Landscape of
Soccer’s “Last Defender”. World Literature Today, 84(4), 19-22.
https://www.ulib.niu.edu:2536/stable/27871126. Nominated for the
Pushcart Prize.
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Turnbull, J., Satterlee, T., & Raab, A. (Eds.). (2008). The Global Game:
Writers on Soccer. U of Nebraska Press.
https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/bison/9780803210783/.

PRESENTATIONS
“Encounters with Silence and L1 Spanish Speakers’ WTC in English”
Paper presented at Master’s Student Forum, TESOL 2019
International Convention and English Language Expo, Atlanta, GA 2019

“Teaching the Interview”


One-hour workshop for instructors and graduate assistants in
freshman-composition program, Department of English, Northern
Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2019

“English Language and Culture”


2½-hour workshop for international-student participants in NIU
Spring Program 2018: “Understanding American Culture and Higher
Education,” International Training Office, Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, IL 2018
“Seen and Unseen Borders in the Lives of International Students:
A Pedagogical Approach”
Paper presented at Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language,
and Media (MCLLM), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2018
“Bilingualism and Social Transformation”
Paper presented at “I° Encuentro de Experiencias Significativas
Bilingüismo 2011,” Institución Educativa Gabriela Mistral, Popayán,
Cauca, Colombia 2011
“Teaching Reading in the EFL Classroom”
Two-hour workshop presented at “XX° Regional Conference, Twenty-
five Years Fostering Education and Assessment in ELT,” Asociación
Huilense de Profesores de Inglés (ASOHPI), Neiva, Huila, Colombia 2011

“ ‘Into the Woods’: The Goalkeeper’s Life of Isolation, Risk,


and Metamorphosis”
Paper presented at the Sport Literature Association, Pennsylvania
College of Technology, Williamsport, PA 2010

“Chosen Few, Eudy Simelane, and Other Invisible Narratives of


South African Football”
Invited speaker, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA 2010
“Soccer as Civil Rite: Segregation, Southern Habitus, and the
1968 Atlanta Chiefs”
Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History,
Asheville, NC 2009
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“Space, Challenge, and Belief in World Football”


Invited lecturer, History 266D, “Soccer Politics,” Duke University,
Durham, NC 2009

“Five Hundred Words Plus Team Lists: The Literary Economy of the
Football Match Report”
Paper presented at the Sport Literature Association, East Tennessee
State University, Johnson City, TN 2008
“Soccer Literature and Teaching English-Language Learners”
Invited speaker, Nimitz High School, Irving Independent School
District, Irving, TX 2008

“Translating the Global Game”


Panelist at American Literary Translators Association, Irving, TX 2008

SERVICE
Volunteer tutor, Literacy Center, Rockford, IL 2017 –

Game-day volunteer, Chicago Red Stars, Chicago, IL 2015 –


Volunteer reader, Mae Thomas (FYCOMP) Writing Competition,
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2019
Freshman Composition Program (FYCOMP) electronic-portfolio
evaluator, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2016 – 19
Volunteer mentor, ENGL 600, “Internship in the College Teaching
of English,” Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2018
Peace-accompaniment volunteer (acompañante para la paz), La
Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (El Presbiterio de Urabá),
Presbyterian Church (USA) World Mission, Presbyterian Peace
Fellowship (USA), Apartadó, Antioquia, Colombia 2018

Exhibition judge, Northern Regional History Fair, Northern Illinois


University, DeKalb, IL 2018

Graduate Exemption Test (GET) volunteer evaluator, Northern


Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2018

Volunteer reader, Maude Uhland Freshman Composition (FYCOMP)


Writing Competition, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2017
Volunteer, Green Valley–Sahuarita Samaritans, Green Valley, AZ, and
La Iniciativa Kino para la Frontera, Nogales, Sonora, México 2016 – 17

Volunteer, Learning to Succeed (LETOS) Program, Universidad


Popular, Chicago, IL 2015 – 16
Board of Deacons, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Decatur, GA 2010 – 12
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Coordinator, Jump Ahead Tutoring, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church,


Decatur, GA 1997 – 2005

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & ASSOCIATIONS


TESOL International Association 2015 –
Thailand TESOL 2015 – 16
Georgia TESOL 2013 – 15

LANGUAGES
English – native-speaker competence
Spanish – speak and write with high competence; read with
translation competence
German, Italian – read with translation competence
Hebrew, Greek (biblical) – read with translation competence

REFERENCES
Dr. Gulşat Aygen
Professor of Linguistics
Northern Illinois University
Reavis Hall 319
DeKalb, IL 60115
815.753.0611
gaygen@niu.edu

Dr. Michael Day


Director of First-Year Composition /
Professor of Rhetoric, Technical Writing & Composition Pedagogy
Northern Illinois University
Reavis Hall 215B
DeKalb, IL 60115
815.753.6603
mday@niu.edu

Dr. Doris Macdonald


Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics and TESOL
Northern Illinois University
Reavis Hall 320
DeKalb, IL 60115
815.753.0611
dmvm@niu.edu

Dr. Sarah Tanzer


Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism
McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 South University Avenue
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Chicago, IL 60615
773.947.6328
stanzer@mccormick.edu

Katherine Wright, Ph.D.


Academic Director
ELS Educational Services
Northern Illinois University
385 Wirtz Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
815.753.4600
kwright@els.edu