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 Plekhanov University of Economics keynote address and seminars in 2018. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.
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.
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