Dr. Marco Shappeck
Region V 2018 TexTESOLer of the Year
Dr. Marco Shappeck earned his doctoral degree in linguistics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He specializes in language acquisition, contact linguistics, and lifespan development. He is co-author of two books: Linguistics for Pre-Service Educators and Aging in a Second Language: A Case Study of Aging, Immigration, and an English Learner Speech Community. He has published work in the Journal of Latinos and Education, Hispanic Studies Review, English in Texas, and the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. As a board member of Tex TESOL V, he served in the roles of membership coordinator, president-elect, president, and past-president.
Les Brinkerhoff Leslie A. Brinkerhoff, Jr oversees the Continuing Education Program at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. He teaches credit classes for upper-level writing courses for the ESOL program there as well. Prior to working at Mountain View College, he worked in several countries in Africa, particularly francophone countries, as a literacy consultant assisting local communities in the development of literacy programs fitted to local cultures, languages in use, and other environmental factors. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor’s degree in French from Houghton College in New York State. He is fluent in French and has an intermediate ability to communicate in Spanish.