Dr. Monir Morgan
Director of TESL Programs
Specialty: Curriculum and Instruction of ESL; TESOL Methodology; Curriculum and Materials Design; Counselor Education and Supervision
Office: Curriculum Lab (McInnis 301)
Dr. Morgan comes to Eastern University following a 27-year career in education. He earned his B.A in Education and Literature (English), Two-year Graduate Diploma in Education, and M.A in Education (Curriculum and Instruction of English Language Teaching) from Assiut University Egypt. He received his first Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction of English Language Teaching (TESL/TEFL/TESOL) from Assiut University, Egypt and University of Glasgow, Scotland, through a Channel System in March, 1989. He did postgraduate studies in TESL, Reading, Literacy Studies, and Social and Comparative Analysis in Education at University of Pennsylvania, California State University, LA, and University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Morgan received his second Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Duquesne University in June, 2009.
Dr. Morgan served as a high school teacher of English for two years. He has been teaching courses and supervising practicum students in TESOL methodology in different countries including Egypt, Sultanate of Oman, and the U.S.A. since 1983. His teaching expertise includes, but not limited to, curriculum and instruction of English language teaching, introductory education courses, method courses, general curriculum and instruction courses, elementary and secondary education curriculum and pedagogy courses, classroom management, assessment, culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and integrating literacy in the content area. He has extended experience in curriculum development, action research, civic education programs, and school-university partnership. In addition, Dr. Morgan is a counselor educator. He has been teaching different counseling courses at different universities.
Dr. Morgan’s professional growth agenda is always active. He authored several articles, books, and book chapters. His professional agenda includes scholarly classroom-based research, publications, presentations at national, and international conferences, and participating in national and international special programs and research projects (e.g. GCE examination system, evaluating graduates’ competencies, and developing four-year colleges of education in the Sultanate of Oman; reforming schools of education curriculums and student teaching programs, and developing the induction programs in Egypt; and developing and implementing many in-service teacher training programs for different non-governmental organizations). As a teacher educator, counselor educator, and marriage and family counselor, Dr. Morgan has a strong commitment to life values in general and Christian values in specific.