Cooperation and Collaboration = Transformation
Dr. Jasmin Cowin is a Fulbright Alumna; Assistant Professor and TESOL/Bilingual Practicum Coordinator at Touro College, Graduate School of Education; lecturer and advisor for a newly designed and implemented eLearning focused master’s program at the National University of Science and Technology, Graduate School, Moscow, Russia; Chair of the New York State TESOL 2021 conference; sustainability analyst for Computers for Schools Burundi; TESOL expert and Train the Trainer for the Future Horizons Foundation for Translation, Training, and Development in Sanaa, Yemen; retired Chair of the Rotary Club of New York United Nations International Breakfast Meetings; past President and past Rotary Assistant Governor for New York State.
Dr. Cowin brings over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, technology specialist and institutional leader. As an Education Policy Fellow at the EPFP™ Institute, Columbia University/Teachers College, she became part of a select group of strategic leaders analyzing trends regarding effective educational policy and leadership with a focus on preparing qualified educators for the complexities of 21st – century classrooms. Her extensive background in education, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, augmented and virtual reality simulation training, Green and Black Swan market shifts, not-for-profit leadership and commitment to the idea of education as a basic human right provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally.
Native Proficiency: English, German
As an Associate Professor for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education Dr. Cowin’s focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), and Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). Her appointment to Touro College, GSE, parallels a deep professional and personal commitment of hers in transcending boundaries to bring universal access to high- quality education.
After completing her Doctor of Education at Columbia University/Teachers College, she started as a teacher in New York and eventually worked at multiple higher education institutions. Over time a personal interest in navigating complex and divergent stakeholders shaping the future of education crystallized. As a 2018-2019 Education Policy Fellow at the EPFP™ Institute, Columbia University/Teachers College, she became part of a select group of strategic leaders analyzing trends regarding effective educational policy and leadership. As an EPFP fellow, her focus was on three pillars: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Leadership, and Educational Policy.
For the last three years, she served as an advisor to “Computers for Schools Burundi”, a non-profit organization, registered in the Republic of Burundi. The principal objective is to modernize the Burundi education system through the implementation and use of Information and Communication Technologies.
Dr. Cowin strives to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century education extends well beyond the classroom.
Of special research interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; 3D Modeling in Augmented and Virtual Reality for TESOL and beyond; Current Global Trends in Teaching English; Developing Materials and Resources in English Methodology; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in Teaching English; and E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Biometric Data Policy.