Faculty & Staff

Donald E. Beck
Donald E. Beck
Assistant Professor of Teaching in English as an International Language
Year started at UF: 1990
Contact Information
Office Location: Language and IELP Faculty Office Room G
Telephone: 419-434-4836
Credentials
B.S., Findlay College
M.A., The University of Findlay
  • Academic Credentials:

    Master of Arts in TESOL and Bilingual Education, University of Findlay
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Findlay

    Overview:

    Don Beck has served for many years as an instructor, assistant professor, and academic advisor to international students from over 60 countries. He has taught English as a second language courses in reading, composition, grammar, listening, communication skills, business communications, pronunciation, TOEFL preparation, and orientation to American life. He and his wife Lori have been married for 28 years and are raising 4 children.

    Mr. Beck brings to the classroom a wealth of teaching and advising experience. He assisted in the origination of the Conversation Partners Program for international students at U-F. He received the Dedication and Service Award at the 20th IELP anniversary and he currently serves as the Advocacy Liaison to the board of the Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (OTESOL).
  • -Member of National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) 2001-2008

    -Member of Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (OTESOL) 1980-1998, 2000-Present

    -Presented and facilitated at the Ohio TESOL/Lau Center Annual Conference, 2004, 2005

    -Member and Scholarship Officer of Phi Beta Delta International Honorary Society, 2003-2008 

    -Test Supervisor for the Institutional Testing Program at The University of Findlay for the Educational Testing Service, 1998-Present

    -Manuscript and textbook reviewer for Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, 2005, 2006

  • Past contributor of articles and news on advocacy to the Ohio TESOL Journal.