Dr. Abdelilah Sehlaoui, Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Director of TESOL Teacher Education Programs at Emporia State University (taught and directed the program since 1999). Dr. Sehlaoui is fluent in Spanish, French, Arabic, and English. He has a good knowledge of effective ESOL/multicultural scientifically-proven strategies for P/K-12 grade level; classroom experience in elementary, secondary, post-secondary/higher education classroom teaching with commitment to ensuring that all children, regardless of background, have the chance to succeed; previous administration/leadership experience; familiarity with rural and urban communities and their issues; extensive travel in the United States and other countries; first generation immigrant to the United States; experience in facilitating large-scale systemic reform; experience with educational technology and online learning; recipient of Emporia State University President’s Leadership in Diversity Award. Who’s Who Among International Scholars award recipient; nominated to the Wall of Tolerance by Rosa Parks and Morris Dees from the Southern Poverty Law Center; invited to present at the Oxford Round Table International Conference and to edit a special issue of the international journal “Language, Culture, and Curriculum” on language resources in the USA ; published in various international journals. Research interest centers around the effectiveness of teacher education on student learning, the development of cross-cultural communicative competence in ESL/EFL teachers, Computer-Assisted Language Learning and National Professional Development grant related research; community leader; local school district strategic planning committee member; refugee resettlement committee member and other national and international professional organizational memberships.