Elena Andrei
 Title: Associate Professor
TESOL and DREAM Program Coordinator; Spring 2023 Office hours: Mon & Tue, 10:00-12:30.
 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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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 associate professor of TESOL and TESOL and DREAM Program Coordinator at Cleveland State University. She teaches TESOL courses for pre-service and in-service teachers. Her research is classroom-based focused on second language literacy, multilingual learners and multiliteracies, teacher education, multilingual educators like herself.

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:
2021-present Co-chair of Ohio Dual AYA Program Review Committee

2021-present Member of Ohio Dual Language Summit Advisory Panel

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:
Andrei, E., Purcell, T., Jackson, D., & Wells, T. (2023-2025). Project HEART 2.0: Higher Education Advancement of Racially, Culturally, and Ethnically Minoritized Teachers┬┐ an expansion model. Ohio Deans Compact for Exceptional Children (funded - $ 199,982). Role: PI

Purcell, T., & Andrei, E. (2022-2023). Project RISE: Reading Improvement through Sustained Engagement. Ohio Deans Compact for Exceptional Children (funded - $34,787). Role: Co-PI

Jackson, D., Andrei, E., Corrigan, D., & Goodell, J. (2022-2025). Project ACTS: Addressing Current Teacher Shortages. Ohio Department of Higher Education (funded-$125,000). Role: Co-PI

Andrei, E., Banks, T., Jackson, D., & Gonzalez, J. (2021). Project ELEVATE: English Learner Education: reVAmping Action in Teacher Education. US Department of Education, National Professional Development Grant (funded - $2,979,295). Role: PI

Andrei, E., Jackson, D., & Purcell, T. (2021). Project HEART: Higher Education Advancement of Resident BIPOC Teachers ┬┐ a model for recruitment, retention, and supporting BIPOC Teachers. Ohio Deans Compact for Exceptional Children (funded - $298,087). Role: PI

Banks, T. I. & Andrei E. (2017-2019). Dual Resident Education Action Model: Project DREAM. Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children (funded - $225,000). Role: Co-PI

Andrei, E., Cobb, J., Ellerbe, M., & Cherner, T. (2013). Online certificate: English for speakers of other languages. Coastal Office of Online Learning, Coastal Carolina University (funded - $12,000). Role: PI