President: Mark Fettes, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: language policy and planning; place-based and ecological education; Aboriginal language revitalization; imagination in teaching and learning; holistic theories of education
Currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Fettes has been active both as an interlingual scholar and as a researcher into the links between imagination, education, community and place. Current projects include the development of a place-based, ecological, imaginative school in Maple Ridge, BC, and research collaborations with school districts and Aboriginal communities in northern BC and Manitoba.
Fettes, M. and G. Jusdon (2011). Imagination and the cognitive tools of place-making. The Journal of Environmental Education 42 (2).
Fettes, M. (2010). The (inter)linguistic ecology of education. Interlingvistikaj Kajeroj 1 (2), 139-153.
Fettes, M. (2010). The TIEs that bind: How imagination grasps the world. In K. Egan, K. Madej (eds.), Engaging Imaginations and Developing Creativity in Education, pp. 2-16. Cambridge Scholars Press.
Nielsen, T.W., R. Fitzgerald and M. Fettes (eds.) (2010). Imagination in Educational Theory and Practice: A Many-sided Vision. Cambridge Scholars.
Fettes, M. (2007). Language as sharp as a knife: Translation in ecological context. In P. St.-Pierre, P.C. Kar (eds.), Translation: Reflections, Refractions, Transformations, 201-211. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Blenkinsop, S. & Fettes, M. (2007). Developing the scientific imagination: A key to sustainability? In D.B. Zandvliet, D.L. Fisher (eds.), Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Environments, 37-46. Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense.
Fettes, M. (2007). Imaginative multicultural education: Notes towards an inclusive theory. In M. Stout, K. Takaya, K. Egan (eds.), Teaching and Learning outside the Box: Conceptions of Imagination in Education, 126-137. New York: Teachers’ College Press
Simon Fraser University
Faculty of Education
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6
Vice-President: Grant Goodall, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: syntactic theory, structure of Spanish, second language acquisition and methodology of language teaching; Esperanto language and linguistics.
Dr. Goodall is Professor of Linguistics, Director of the Linguistics Language Program and Director of the Experimental Syntax Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego. He has published widely in theoretical linguistics and the linguistics of Spanish, English and Mandarin Chinese.
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Department of Linguistics, University of California San Diego,
9500 Gilman Drive #0108, La Jolla, CA USA 92093-0108
T: 1-858-534-3600 F: 1-858-822-2555
Vice-President: Derek Roff
Areas of interest:
Derek is interested in interpersonal and intercultural understanding, peace studies, and cultural preservation. Language interests include the development of Esperanto language learning materials, and technology-assisted language instruction. He is interested in ecological preservation, natural building, energy conservation, and renewable energy.
Derek recently retired from a career at University of New Mexico's Language Learning Center, where he worked with professors and instructors in their research, and in developing and delivering technology-related educational materials to enhance the students' learning experience. He is a former Board member, and active participant in the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). Derek is on the evaluation committee for the
, presented each year to an outstanding website that provides open resources for language learning (in any language). The Award is given annually by Lernu.net, the Esperantic Studies Foundation, and CALICO.
Derek is active in local Non-Violent Communication (NVC) study groups, and online educational discussions on language learning resources, sustainability and natural building. Current projects of interest include developing a DVD for Sign Language interpreter training, preparing web delivery of video materials from the course Alfronti Militon for the Universtato de Esperanto, and other education-related video production and editing projects. He is also preparing a presentation for the next International Straw Builders' Conference in Estes Park, Colorado.
Treasurer: Anna Bennett, M.S.
Areas of Interest: Anna Bennett defines her personal mission as sowing the seeds of peace through communication. In fact, her interest in Esperanto grew from this interest in contributing to peaceful relations between peoples. A number of years ago she attended a peace conference in Caux, Switzerland. Related to this mission of peace is her interest in Nonviolent Communication, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg.
Anna graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Masters Degree in Accountancy. In the mid-70s she attended the SGPiS (Szkoła Główna Planowania i Statystyki) in Warsaw, Poland on a joint Fulbright-Hays/Polish Government grant. Upon returning to the U.S., she worked for a number of years, as a CPA, first as a Cost Accountant and later in her own tax preparation business.
Anna's interest in education began with tutoring math and reading at her children's school. She received training to act as a Junior Great Books discussion leader and later on she tutored adults learning to read under the P.L.U.S. Program. She also tutored adults learning to read English with the local refugee program. Having decided to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, she was asked to organize and manage a Volunteers Coordination Committee in the growing local HfH organization.
She established the financial record-keeping system for a local not-for-profit organization and prepared the financial statements and annual budgets for a few years and was Treasurer for a local square dance club. Anna served several years as Treasurer of Esperanto-USA and she continues as a member of its Investment Committee.
Anna resides in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Larry.
Secretary: Bonnie Fonseca-Greber, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: second language acquisition and teaching; French linguistics and sociolinguistics; corpus linguistics
Dr. Fonseca-Greber is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the University of Louisville. Her areas of interest include discourse analysis, foreign language pedagogy, and authentic language and its implications for the foreign language classroom.
Fonseca-Greber, B.B. (2009). Swiss Colloquial French and the Overt Pronoun Constraint. The French Review.
Fonseca-Greber, B. B. & Reagan, T.G. (2008). Developing K-16 student standards for language learning: The case of Esperanto. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 5.
Fonseca-Greber, B. B. (2007). The emergence of emphatic ne in Conversational Swiss French. Journal of French Language Studies, 17 (3), 249-275.
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Department of Classical and Modern Languages
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY, USA 40292
Director and Co-Founder: Humphrey Tonkin, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: language and society; constructions of culture; the development of theatre; Shakespeare and film; Shakespeare in text and performance; the Shakespearean context; approaches to poetry; the novels of Thomas Hardy; poems of Head and Heart (Herbert, Marvell, Coleridge, Hardy, Stevens); Bertolt Brecht; Edmund Spenser.
Currently University Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus, University of Hartford, Dr. Tonkin has been Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at Columbia University, and President of the State University of New York at Potsdam. He edits the journal Language Problems and Language Planning and the series Studies in World Language Problems. His interests include language policy and planning, translation, Esperanto language and literature, international studies, and early modern English literature.
Tivadar Soros (Author), Humphrey Tonkin (Translator), George Soros (Preface) (November, 2010). Crusoes in Siberia. The Fairest Judgment (available through Amazon)
The Translator as Mediator of Cultures.Edited by Humphrey Tonkin and Maria Esposito Frank (2010). The Translator as Mediator of Cultures (available through John Benjamins Publishing Company).
Tonkin, H. (2007). Recent Studies in Esperanto and Interlinguistics: 2006. Language Problems and Language Planning 31/2:169-195.
Tonkin, H. (2007). La poezio de Baldur Ragnarsson: Tradiciismo renkontas modernismon [The poetry of Baldur Ragnarsson: Traditionalism meets modernism]. In Mauro Nervi, ed. La lingvo serena: Plena originala verkaro de Baldur Ragnarsson. Pisa: Edistudio. 73-93.
Tonkin, H. (2006). Afterword. William Shakespeare, Hamleto tr. L.L.Zamenhof. 9th edition. Rotterdam: Universala Esperanto-Asocio. 207-223.
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President Emeritus & University Professor of the Humanities,
Mortensen Library, University of Hartford, West Hartford CT USA 06117
T: 860-768-4448; F: 860-561-5219
Director and Development and Investments Officer: Wallace G. Du Temple, BA, Teacher Certification (University of Toronto)
Areas of Interest: global education, distance learning; Esperanto education
The former Principal of the Victor Sammurtuk School, Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. Current areas of research include the benefits of the integration of the study of Esperanto within the global studies curriculum, and language learning in the home schooling movement.
765 Braemar Avenue
North Saanich BC Canada V8L 5G5
Director: Geoffrey Greatrex
Areas of Interest: history (especially political, military and ecclesiastical) and historiography, particularly in the period of the Later Roman Empire (4th to 7th centuries A.D.), Esperanto education
Dr Greatrex is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he has taught since 2001. Having obtained his M.A. and D. Phil. from Oxford University, he has worked, since 1994, at the Open University (England), the University of Wales (Cardiff) and Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia). He is a member of several journal editorial boards, such as Millennium and Byzantinische Zeitschrift, as well has having served as president of the British and Canadian Esperanto associations.
The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor. Church and War in Late Antiquity (Translated Texts for Historians, 55), Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011 (with Cornelia Horn and Rob Phenix).
Greatrex, G. (2008). ‘Prokopio de Cezareo: enigma historiisto de la epoko de Justiniano’ in Internacia Kongresa Universitato, 61a sesio, J.A. Vergara, ed. (Rotterdam), 56-72 (in Esperanto with summary in English, French and Dutch).
Greatrex, G. (2008). ‘Deux notes sur Théodose II et les Perses’, Antiquité Tardive 16 (2008), 19-25.
Greatrex, G. (2007). ‘Roman frontiers and foreign policy in the East’ in R. Alston and S. Lieu, eds, Aspects of the Roman East. Papers in Honour of Professor Fergus Millar FBA (Turnhout, 2007), 103-73.
Dept. of Classics & Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
Desmarais Building, 10th floor
Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada