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).
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, and Dr. Cowin incorporates online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language. She holds impeccable academic credentials as a Fulbright Scholar with two Masters Degrees and a Doctor of Education from Teachers College/Columbia University
She represents high levels of scholarship and participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications (articles in Education Update), presentations and participation in academic conferences, blogging and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops such as the NUST MISIS workshops in Moscow on e-learning and the Plekhanov University of Economics keynote address and seminars in 2018.
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.
Dr. Cowin believes that the prestige of Touro College and its TESOL Department depends on her endeavors and work outside the Touro College System. She demonstrates the same high standards of personal integrity both inside and outside the classroom through her Presidency at the Rotary Club of New York, chairing of the RCNY United Nations International Breakfast Meetings, and her US Ambassadorship for the Rotary Action Group for Eradication of Hepatitis.
As the President of the Rotary Club of New York, Incoming Assistant Governor for Rotary and current faculty, she brings over 25 five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur and institutional leader in the areas of financial stewardship, governance, marketing, teaching and implementation of strategic partnerships. As the former Chief Marketing Officer of PeopleMovers®, she was responsible for branding, marketing, development of signature initiatives, and financial stewardship The principles of growth, differentiation, and adaptation guide her professional life. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to institutional success, technology innovation, motivation and demonstrated ability to work with others provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally.
Education and Credentials
Doctor of Education, Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, 1992
Education Policy Fellowship at EPFP, Teachers College/Columbia University, May 2019
Masters in Educational Technology, Marlboro College Graduate School for Professional and Graduate Studies, January 2016 – August 2017
TESOL Certificate, SIT World Graduate Institute, New York, 2012
Teaching Business English, Rennert International, New York, 2012
Certificate Program, The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, New York, 2011
Masters of Education, Teachers College/Columbia University, New York 1989
Graduate Studies in Music, Rice University, Houston, TX, Orchestral and Ensemble Scholarship, 1987-1988
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Houston, Houston, TX. 1985-1986
Diplom in Education and Orchestra Harpist, (Bachelors in Music and Education) Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1986
Certificate of Continuing Board Education, Exec Ranks, 2017
- Ethics & Compliance in The Boardroom
- Understanding Cybersecurity as a Function of Risk Management for Directors
- Understanding and Accurately Presenting Financial Statements to the Board of Directors
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