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Christine Palumbo
PhD, Second Language Acquistion/Teaching

Christine Palumbo (Chrissy) earned her PhD from the University of Arizona Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Interdisciplinary Program, minoring in Teacher Training in Education (TTE) from the College of Education. She earned her master’s degree in systems design from the University of Maryland, and she also has a master’s degree in applied linguistics from the University of Arizona. Most recently, Dr. Palumbo worked together with the DGEC in Costa Rica to develop the theoretical framework for their new national English exam and has been a Program Specialist in the US concentrating on online Live Facilitated Training delivery for both synchronous and asynchronous online training for standardized assessments. She has developed pre- and in-service teacher development programs in the US, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. She has been a second language and foreign language consultant, teacher educator, and international trainer for the US Department of State, English Language Fellow Program, and the Peace Corps. Dr. Palumbo is currently the Director of Academics for iTEP International. Her research interests include macro assessment, second-language assessment, and the role of culture in society.