Elena Andrei (Spring 2021 Virtual Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays: 9am-12pm EST)
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 Title: Assistant Professor
TESOL Program Coordinator
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 331
 Phone: 216-687-2148
 Email: e.andrei@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 331, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ed.D., University of Virginia
M.Ed., Wake Forest University
M.A., University of Bucharest, Romania
B.A., University of Craiova, Romania
 
Brief Bio:
Elena Andrei is an assistant professor of TESOL and TESOL Program Coordinator at Cleveland State University. She teaches TESOL courses for pre-service and in-service teachers and coordinates the TESOL program. Her research is classroom-based focused on second language literacy, multilingual learners and multiliteracies, teacher education, and "non-native" English speaking teachers.

Her previous professional experience includes being an English as a second language teacher (ESL) and ESL school coordinator in Charlotte, NC and English as a foreign language teacher in her native Romania. Previously to coming to CSU, Elena Andrei was an Assistant Professor of Literacy and Coordinator of the TESOL Graduate Certificate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.
 
Honors and Awards:
2020: TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program scholarship award, TESOL International Association

2020: Faculty Innovator in Remote/Online Teaching Award, Center for Faculty Excellence, Cleveland State University

2020: Golden Apple Award, Young Alumni Council, Cleveland State University

2020: Technology Award, College of Education and Human Service, Cleveland State University

2017-2018; 2020-2021: Faculty Merit Recognition Award (Research), Cleveland State University

2016: TESOL 30 Up and Coming: one of the 30 nominees of emerging leaders in the TESOL professional organization and TESOL profession: TESOL 50th Anniversary Convention, TESOL International Association

2012: Outstanding Graduate Teacher Assistant Award in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education, University of Virginia
 
Professional Service:
2020-2022: TESOL International Association Conference Strand Coordinator: Teacher Education Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Strand

2019-2020: TESOL International Association Convention 2020, Reviewer and Advisory Council for the Masters and Doctoral Forum

2019-2021: Ohio English Learner Advisory Committee (OELAC), Ohio Department of Education
 
Research Grants:
Banks, T. I. & Andrei E. (Funded). Dual Resident Education Action Model: Project DREAM. Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children ($225,000).