Eileen Boswell, MA, MSLS

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea 1998-2001


"Education does not have aims; people do." ~John Dewey

Eileen Boswell earned her master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Iowa in 2005. As a Teaching Assistant, she specialized in teaching American dialects and applied phonetics to undergraduates. She later taught English syntax to graduate students seeking their master's degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at American University in Washington, DC, and served as Technical Coordinator for Professional Development and Training at the Center for Applied Linguistics. From 2015-2017 Eileen taught in the International Professional Development program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, as well as teaching Medical English courses at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is pursuing her doctorate in social and cultural foundations of education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Eileen began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. She has taught English to speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Nuer, Bambara, Karen, Tetum, Fulani, Burmese, Farsi, Pashto, Turkish, Vietnamese, Wolof, Serer, Kiroundi, Beria, and Arabic.

In 2016 Eileen earned her Competent Communicator certification from Toastmasters International. Eileen's Gallup Strengths: Strategic, Responsibility, Intellection, Deliberative, Learner. CV (August 2019)