Patricia Hart

IEP Instructor
Full-Time Faculty
Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives: Center for International Programs

  • Location: Rike Center 113
  • Phone: 937-229-3727
  • Email: Contact

Profile

Patricia Hart joined the Intensive English Program as a full time instructor in August 2013, and brings over 15 years of experience teaching English both in North America and abroad. Her career began as an English teacher in South Korea before moving on to teach English to international students at the private Canadian International college in Toronto. Shortly after, she taught in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Zhengzhou, China. In 2008, Patricia joined the English Language Fellowship program coordinated by Georgetown University and the US State Department. She taught Academic English at the rural University of Limpopo in South Africa, and coordinated outreach trips for students to help vulnerable and impoverished adults and children in impoverished African areas. She was renewed a second year as a Fellow, and continued doing community outreach, but this time for the Center for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. Afterwards, she returned to Korea University for two years. She was born in Syracuse, but is bilingual in English and French after living in Canada for much of her life. Patricia appreciates Dayton for the chance to live near her father and family. Aside from her work, she enjoys riding her bike, walking, exploring the city of Dayton, creative writing, freelance journalism and watching sunsets.

Degree

M.E., English Language Teaching/TESOL, Manchester University, UK (2006)

B.S. (Honours), Biological Science, Guelph University, Canada (2000)

Professional Organizations & Certifications

LINC/Toronto District School Board - Teaching English as a Second Language Teaching Certificate (January 2004)

Oxford Seminars, OISE, University of Toronto, Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate (November 1998)    

Gymnastics Coach Certification & Leadership Training, City of Toronto, Department of Parks and Recreation (December 1999)

Membership in TESOL and CANSCAIP 

Research Interests

Best Practices in Education/TESOL, Cultural Communication, Developing Learner Centered materials and lessons, Student Success