Keynote Speaker from the Department of States, U.S. Embassy

Dr. Maggie Sokolik holds a BA in Anthropology from Reed College, and an MA in Romance Linguistics and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She is the author of over twenty ESL and composition textbooks. She is Director of College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley. She has developed and taught several popular MOOC courses for ELLs through and in partnership with the US Department of State. She is a founding editor of TESL-EJ, a peer-reviewed journal for ESL/EFL professionals, one of the first online journals in any field, which has been active for over twenty years. Maggie travels frequently to speak about technology and writing, most recently to Scotland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, New Zealand, and Canada.