Miriam Windham

 Miriam Windham

Address100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656

Professor of TESOL Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Lincoln Christian Seminary

Ph.D., Illinois State University,
TESOL Certificate, , 1998
M.S., Illinois State University, 1990
B.S., Elizabeth City State University, 1985

Mrs. Miriam Windham began teaching part-time at Lincoln Christian College in 1987 as a Visiting Lecturer, becoming a part-time Assistant Professor in 1992, full-time Associate Professor in 1996, and Full Professor in 2007. She began her post-secondary education by studying Bible at Dallas Christian College and then Lincoln Christian College. She completed her B.S. in English/Secondary Education at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina during the years her husband, Dr. Neal Windham, was teaching at Roanoke Bible College. Since returning to Lincoln, IL, she has completed an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University, obtained an Academic Certificate in TESOL, and completed the Ph.D. residency requirements in English Studies at Illinois State University.

Mrs. Windham’s teaching at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary falls largely in the areas of Interdisciplinary Studies (lecturing on art and literature) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a program in which students are trained to teach English as a second or foreign language. She was responsible for developing and implementing the TESOL program at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in 1996 and has been serving as Program Director since that time. After realizing the need for a TESOL program which could serve missionaries on the field, she has also developed a TESOL distance-learning program which includes both internet and video courses. Since that time students have completed the program from as far away as India, Argentina, Hong Kong and Africa.

In order to stay abreast of the TESOL field, Mrs. Windham attends international and local TESOL conferences, and has observed and participated in ESL/EFL classes in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Manchester, NH; Champaign, IL; Bloomington/Normal, IL; Springfield, IL and Luang Prabang, Laos. In the area of Interdisciplinary Studies, particularly in the field of Literature, she occasionally attends the following conferences: National Council of Teachers’ of English (NCTE), Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA); and the Conference of College English Teachers (CEA). One of the most enriching experiences contributing to the teaching of Art History was joining the 2001 European Study Tour to Italy and Greece.

Dr. and Mrs. Windham have been members of Lincoln Christian Church since moving to Lincoln in 1986 and have served as teachers in many areas. Mrs. Windham is currently a member of the Missions Team at Lincoln Christian Church. She also has been the speaker for numerous ladies’ retreats (IL, IN, NC) and for mother/daughter banquets. She has also spoken in chapel at LCC, and presented workshops for LCCS Ladies’ Day as well as workshops for the National Missionary Convention.

Professional Memberships:

National Council of Teachers of English
Illinois TESOL/BE
TESOL, Inc. (international)
Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA)

Publications / Presentations:

“Longings, Departures and Hope in The Wild Iris: A Cognitive Reading.” Delivered at the International Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) Annual Conference, New York University, July 26, 2004.
Courses Taught:

Freshman Seminar
Studies Skills
Preparatory English
Introduction to Written Communication

Interdisciplinary Studies:
       Literature of the English Renaissance
       Ancient Civilizations
       From Early Church to the Medieval World
       The Emerging Modern World
       The Modern and Postmodern World

Present – College and Seminary:
TESOL: Methods and Materials
Assessment and Testing in TESOL (Internet course)
Theoretical Foundations of TESOL (on campus and Internet course)
Teaching ESL Grammar (on campus and Internet course)
History and Development of the English Language
TESOL Practicum

Areas of Interest

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