RICHARD D. HIGHT II
Phone: 0533 241 0506
Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, 1988. Northern Arizona University,
Master of Divinity in Historical Theology, 1979. Minor in Islamic Studies. Concordia Theological
Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, 1971. Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.
DIRECTOR OF TESTING, ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR 2010 – present
Meliksah University, Kayseri, Turkey. Preparing exams for all levels of Preparatory Program. Teaching
Prep Program classes as well as Oral Communication Skills to Freshman English Language and
DIRECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER 1999 – 2009
Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. Directed the preparatory program for Koc University, an English-
Medium-of-Instruction institution. Overseeing four major programs, including the Intensive English
preparatory program, a four-year EFL program at the university’s Nursing School, and an Executive
English preparatory program for the university’s EMBA program. Student numbers approach 575
students at the beginning of the academic year entering the programs at all levels of proficiency.
Position also included teaching Preparatory classes regularly during the year. Successful students
reached the paper-based TOEFL level of 550.
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS INSTRUCTOR 1996 - 1999
Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. Teaching classes in Academic Writing and Business Communications.
Director of Writing Center. Responsible for establishing and setting up university-wide Writing
Resource Center for all students, undergraduate and graduate, as well as faculty. For two years,
Prepared studentsfor studies as Freshmen at Koc University, teaching all four skills at all levels.
Teaching Freshman English classes in Spring and Summer of ’97 and ‘98 and serving on the ELC
Curriculum Committee, the Teacher Evaluation Committee, and the Library Committee. Also served as
an adjudicator for contested English grades at Boagizici University School of Foreign Languages.
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR 1994 - 1996
Holland America Training Center, Jakarta, Indonesia. Developing English Language curriculum, lesson
plans, and entrance and exit testing procedures for prospective Holland America Line employees. Also
providing teacher training sessions for teachers wishing to update their teaching approaches and
developing new directions for ESP training. Responsible for budget and time management planning.
Facility has ten teachers and 80 - 100 new English students per month for one month cultural and
language training courses.
SR. LECTURER 1993 - 1994
Teachers' College of English, University of Szczecin, Poland. British and American English Language
School, Szczecin, Poland. Lecturing on Methodology, Pedogogical Grammar, Linguistics and Foreign
Language Teaching and Theory to Polish teachers both certifying and recertifying as teachers of
English. Continuing research on relative proficiency/performance of TCE students across Poland.
Preparing teachers for Cambridge First Certificate, Advanced, and Proficiency exams.
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JR FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR 1991 - 1993
Teachers' College of English, University of Szczecin, Poland. Aiding in development of three-year
Teacher of English program which graduated its first class in June,1993. Conducting research
on proficiency levels of graduates to help establish criteria for language teacher certification, consulting
with French and German departments. Teaching: Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition,
Advanced Academic Writing, Psychopedagogy and advising Final Diploma/Research Papers.
INSTRUCTOR 1988 - 1991
English Department, Northern Arizona University. Teaching graduate and undergraduate
linguistics courses, graduate and undergraduate international student composition. Serving
on English Department Teaching Evaluation Committee developing assessment tools and
criteria for faculty evaluation. Serving on Composition Committee establishing curriculum for
writing program at Northern Arizona University.
DIRECTOR OF SUMMER INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS 1991
Office of International Studies, Northern Arizona University. Arranging for five international student
programs on campus for two-to-four week sessions. Duties include: hiring and supervising of ESL
teachers and conversants; budget planning, housing, meals, and transportation; planning of tours and
English Department, Northern Arizona University. Directing United States Information Agency visit by
international educators. Duties include arranging for academic presentations and workshops by
resident leaders in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language.
Council on International Educational Exchange Program for German Secondary Teachers of English,
held at Arizona University. Program entitled "American Southwest".Arranging for academic lectures,
presentations and cultural experiences as well as homestays and classroom visitations.
INSTRUCTOR AND ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR 1990
Miyagi University Summer Program. Supervising and teaching three-week English Language and
Culture classes for Japanese college students. Arranging for concurrent cultural experiences,assisting
with accounting, arranging and supervising 10-day bus tour of Southwest.
INSTRUCTOR 1988 - 1989
Williams High School, Williams, Arizona. Designing original ESL curriculum for adult Hispanic ESL
students. Developing syllabus for four skills - beginning level.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTORSHIP 1988 - 1989
English Department, Northern Arizona University. Continuing work on Ford Grant Foundation project
to retain non-native, non-standard speakers of English in university composition classes.
TEACHING ASSISTANT 1986 - 1988
English Department, Northern Arizona University. Teaching English Composition and piloting special
sections designed to lower the attrition rate of non-native, non-standard speakers of English.
Developing curriculum , working with international students in Writing Lab and Graduate Computer Lab.
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“Classroom Research and Ongoing Assessment: An Example from Academic Writing Experience.”
Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Applied Linguistics Department. Jakarta, Indonesia.
March 31, 1995
"Testing Language Levels of TCE Graduates Across Poland." IATEFL-Poland Conference.
Krakow, Poland. October, 1993.
"Academic Writing and Holistic Scoring for Practical English Assessment." Poznan Regional
Teachers' Colleges of English. Poznan, Poland. May, 1993.
"Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes in the ESL Classroom." Arizona Teachers of English to
Speakers of Other Languages Conference. Tucson, Arizona. March, 1991.
"Student-Centered Thematic Alternative for 'Remedial' ESL Composition." Arizona Teachers of
English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference. Yuma, Arizona. April 1989.
"ESL Assessment, Initial and Ongoing: Problems and Prejudices." Arizona Division of Adult Education
Mini-Conference. Flagstaff, Arizona. April, 1989.
"Academic Discourse and the Non-Native, Non-Standard User of English." TESOL Summer Meeting.
Flagstaff, Arizona. July, 1988.
"NAU Pilot Program: Increasing Composition Skills of Non-Native, Non-Standard Speakers of English",
together with Ron Balsamo and Susan Calvert. Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
Languages Conference, Tucson, Arizona. February, 1988.
Hight, R. (1993). Assessment and reasearch in the ESL/EFL classroom. IATEFL Newsletter, Poland.
#5, Summer Fall 1993.
Hight, R. (1993). Testing language performance in Teachers' Colleges of English [Poland}. CONTACT:
College News for Teachers in Action. # 7, May 1993.
Hight, D. (1989). Some thoughts about academic literacy: An interview with Dr. Ann Johns. AZ-TESOL
Hight, D. (1989). Get your students to join the literacy club: An interview with David Eskey. AZ-TESOL
Newsletter, 10,(3), 1.
Dr. Attila Askar, former president, Koc University: aaskar@ku,edu,tr
Nihan Selcuk, Acting Director, English Language Center, Koc University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Randi Reppen, University of Northern Arizona: Randi.Reppen@nau.edu