Frances Boyd, Ed.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the American Language Program at Columbia University, where she has taught since 1980. She began her career teaching English in Mexico and, after moving to New York, taught Spanish and directed an ESL program for new immigrants.

In addition to teaching academic English, she enjoys training teachers, which she has done abroad, at Teachers’ College, Columbia, and at TESOL Convention workshops. She is interested in Business English (Making Business Decisions, Pearson, 1994) as well as in storytelling (Stories from Lake Wobegon with audio by Garrison Keillor, Pearson, 1990). She has developed a series of Internet-based English courses.



Carol Numrich is a senior lecturer at American Language Program, Columbia University, where she has taught since 1983. She has traveled internationally for NorthStar and Columbia business to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Venezuela. Carol worked at LaGuardia Community College for a number of years, as teacher, administrator, and program developer. She received her Ed.D. from Teachers’ College in 1991, where she went back to help run the TESOL MA Program from 1993-1996. During this time she was also on loan as a visiting professor. Carol lived in Switzerland for four years, where she was the Directrice Pedagogique in a language school. Her English teaching career began some years before that in Alaska, where she taught Indian and Eskimo children. Carol is author of Face the Issues, Consider the Issues, and Raise the Issues.


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