NATHAN WILLIAM MEYER

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXPERIENCE

   

PROFESSOR OF WRITING AND RHETORIC

 University of Utah Asia Campus, Incheon, South Korea (2018 - Present)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FELLOW (LECTURER OF ENGLISH / TEACHER TRAINER)

US State Department appointment at University of Belgrade, Serbia (2014-16) and Alecu Russo State University Bălți (2016-17)

DIRECTOR

The Balkan Writers Project, Belgrade, Serbia (2015-2016)

LECTURER OF ENGLISH

Wenzhou Kean University, Wenzhou, China (2013 - 2014)

 

​EFL INSTRUCTOR 

YDS Academy, Ismir, Turkey (2013)

HUMANITARIAN PHOTOJOURNALIST & INT. POLICY WRITER

Locations Worldwide (2009 –2013)

ADJUNCT ENGLISH LECTURER

National University, Fresno, California (2008-09)​

EDUCATION

   

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING CERTIFICATE    

Harvard Univ. Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning (Jan. 2019) 

 

CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING TO ADULTS 

Akcent International House, Prague, Czech Republic (Jan. 2014)
 

MASTER OF ARTS, ENGLISH
California State University East Bay, Hayward, California (Oct. 2007)
 

BACHELOR OF ARTS, ENGLISH
California State University Fresno, Fresno, California (May 2003)

SELECTED EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL


INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE
Gadir International School of Spanish, Cadiz, Spain (July – Aug. 2015)
   

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE & PERUVIAN CULTURE COURSE
San Blas Spanish School, Cuzco, Peru (Dec. 2008)

 

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE
Alhambra Instituto, Seville, Spain (April – June 2007)   

  

INTENSIVE GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE
Heidelberger Padagogium, Heidelberg, Germany (March 2007)  

   

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE
Spanish Academy Sevilla, Antigua, Guatemala (June – Aug. 2006)


LONDON SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Fresno State/Birkbeck College, London, UK (Jan. – May 2000)    

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

   
VietTESOL International Conference in Hue, Vietnam (Oct. 2019)

"Improving EAP Writing and Assessment with Strategic Templates”


English Language Teachers Association conference in Belgrade, Serbia (May 2019)           

“Outlining Success: Using assignment-specific templates to improve writing skills”


Comrat State University in Comrat, Moldova (May 2016)                                                  

"Extreme Flipping: Peer-to-peer instruction and experiential teaching in 21st century classrooms"


State University of Cahul Scientific & Practical Conference in Cahoul, Moldova (April 2017)

“EFL Through CLIL: Connecting cultures with writing”


University of Bălți 3rd Int. Spring Symposium in Bălți, Moldova (March 2017)
“Deliberate Practice and Coach-Teaching in Student-Centered Classrooms”


South Caucuses Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia (Jan. 2017)
“Peer-to-Peer Teaching in Flipped Classrooms”

Moldova Eng. Teachers Assn. Fall School in Chisinau, Moldova (Nov. 2016)
“EFL Through CLIL”

 

English Language Teachers Association conference in Belgrade, Serbia (May 2016)
“Small Town Stories: EFL through creative writing”

 

IATEFL Hungary conference in Budapest, Hungary (Oct. 2015)                                                              

“Erasing the divide between digital natives and immigrants”


4th Burch University Student Symposium in Sarajevo, Bosnia (March 2016)
“The Role of English in a Global Society”


IATEFL Hungary conference in Budapest, Hungary (Oct. 2015)
“Technology’s Tribal Warfare”

 

Tuzla English Teachers Association conference in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina (May 2015) 
“Centered on Students: Building success through flipped classrooms”


Kosovo Eng. Teachers Network conference in Pristina, Kosovo (May 2015)
“Reimagining Classrooms: Bringing together flipped classrooms, peer-to-peer teaching, and everyday tech in an era of globalized education”


Croatian Association of Eng. Teachers conference in Šibenik, Croatia (April 2015)                  

“Taming of the Tech: Autodidacts, smartphones, and the information age”

3rd  Burch University Student Symposium in Sarajevo, Bosnia (March 2015)             

“Best Practices in Academic Speaking and Writing”
 

NATIONWIDE TRAINING PROGRAMS & SPECIALIZED COURSES

 

"Initiative for Student-Centered Teacher Training in Eastern Europe" in Chisinau, Moldova (May 2017)

"Massive Open Online Course Facilitator Training Course for Media Literacy" In Kiev, Ukraine and Chisinau, Moldova (April 2017)
 

English Language Teaching for Professors of Journalism in Bratislava, Slovakia (June 2016)

Speech Writing for USAID and US Embassy Personnel in Belgrade, Serbia (Feb. 2016)
 

Small Town Stories: EFL Through Creative Writing 5-Week Course" a nationwide blended learning course for EFL educators in Serbia (Nov. 2015)


TEACHER TRAINING SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

 

3rd Int. Spring Symposium at Alecu Russo State University Bălți, Bălți, Moldova (March 2017)   

"Using Mass Media in the Inverted Classroom"                                                                                              

South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference, Tbilisi, Georgia (Jan. 2017)

"Everyday Tech in Student Centered Teaching"                                                                                                        

Shevchenko Transnistria State University, Tiraspol, Transnistria, Moldova (Dec. 2016)   

"Flipped Classroom Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices"
 

Ion Creanga State Pedagogical University, Chisinau, Moldova (Nov. 2016)

"Student-Centered Learning and Educational Ownership"

Alecu Russo State University Bălți, Bălți, Moldova (Nov. 2016)

"Teaching English Through CLIL and Creative Writing" 

Alecu Russo State University Bălți, Bălți, Moldova (Oct. 2016)   

Academic Presentations and Public Speaking for Professors                                                                                        


COURSES TAUGHT

                                  
University of Utah Asia Campus
Introduction to Academic Writing
Intermediate Academic Writing

Writing About Pop Culture

Alecu Russo State University of Bălți
Academic Writing: Methodology and Ethics of Research (graduate course)
Advanced Fluency: Academic Speaking (graduate course)
Language of Mass Media (graduate course)
Practical English: Academic Speaking (graduate course)

 

University of Belgrade
Academic Speaking: Introduction to Academic Speech
Academic Speaking: Argumentation and Debate

Courses for US State Department Programs
Advanced Creative Writing
Creative Writing for EFL Teachers 
Introduction to Creative Writing
Mass Media Literacy
Public Speaking and Academic Presentations
Speech Writing

Wenzhou-Kean University
Introduction to Academic Writing
Advanced Composition
English for Academic Purposes: Reading 1
English for Academic Purposes: Reading 2
Intermediate ESL for Professional Development (graduate course)

National University
Introduction to Literature


SELECTED INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & PHOTOJOURNALISM ARTICLES

 

“China’s Dangerous Game: Resource Investment and the Future of Africa.” Diplomatic Courier (2013)

 

“The World Thirst: Water Security in an Age of Scarcity.” Diplomatic Courier (2013)

“Damned by Riches: Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Undermines NATO Mission.” International Policy Digest (2012)

“Deal of the Century: Will Chinese Investment Save Congo?” Foreign Policy Association (2012)

“Floating Villages of Tonle Sap.” Reportage (2012)

“Growing Up Cambodian: Childhood and Crisis Three Decades after the Khmer Rouge.” Yale Journal of International Affairs (2012)

“The Hill Tribes of Sa Pa - Holding on to Their Identity.” NGO Insider (2012)

“Life on the Caldera.” Revolve Magazine (2012)

“Maoist: A Once and Future Violence.” Positive Magazine (2012)

“No Simple Thing: How Rice Will Reshape the World.” International Policy Digest (2012)
 

NATHAN WILLIAM MEYER