DJ Kaiser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Teaching English as a Second Language
Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department
(314)246-7153
djkaiser@webster.edu
Webster Hall WH 240

 

 

Biography

DJ is an Associate Professor and the program coordinator for the MA in Teaching English as a Second Language at Webster University. He serves on the Standards standing committee for TESOL international and serves as a site visitor on accreditation teams for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE). With St. Louis Public Schools, he worked on a three-year grant to prepare K-5 math teachers to work with English language learners and is currently working on a five-year Department of Education grant with the Kansas City Public Schools to lead K-12 teachers to earn ESOL certification. He has taught ESL at the University of Illinois, Parkland Community College, and Washington University in St. Louis and has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona. He has presented on topics such as pronunciation, translation studies, English language teaching, and program development throughout the USA and in China, Mexico, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands, and Canada. He has received two research grants to study English Language Teaching in Uruguay, a faculty research grant for 2015 and a U.S. Fulbright Scholars Grant for 2016.