Heather McKay, Ed.D. | Webster University

Heather McKay, Ed.D.

Dr. Heather McKayAdjunct Faculty
School of Education
heathermckay51@webster.edu

 

 

Biography

Dr. Heather McKay first joined the Webster program as an adjunct instructor in 2013. She has been a teacher of English as a Second/Foreign Language for more than 30 years and has taught and trained teachers in a variety of countries including: Costa Rica, England, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Zambia. She has been both an English Language Fellow and an English Language Specialist for the U.S. State Department. She also served as an ESL Professor and ESL Program Coordinator at St Louis Community College and as an adjunct instructor at Washington University in St Louis. In Fall 2018 she taught in and helped to set up the Webster MA TESL course in Tashkent Uzbekistan.

As well as co-authoring a number of books for ESL/EFL teachers including Teaching Adult Second Language Learners published by Cambridge University Press, she has been a frequent presenter on ESL/EFL issues at national and international conferences. Her primary interest is in understanding the teaching/ learning context and what makes for successful learning.  Most recently this has led to an interest in teaching with technology and examining the ways in which assessment can be used to enhance learning. Dr. McKay has an EdD in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and an MA in Applied Linguistics.

Courses taught in Webster University MA TESL program: TESL 5230 Second Language Acquisition, TESL 5139 ESOL Methods, TESL 5311 Testing & Assessment, and COMM 5340 Teaching Languages and Language Issues.