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Nilufer Guler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education Avila University

Dr. Guler specializes in TESOL, ELL education and teacher education. She taught ESL/EFL courses both in the United States and abroad. Her research mainly focuses on preparing pre-service and in-service teachers to teach English Language Learners.  She is widely published, has presented at numerous conferences, and has more than 10 years of ESL/ELL teaching experience at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Guler teaches undergraduate and graduate education courses. She serves as the academic advisor for middle school and secondary education students and supervisor of student teachers. 

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Carine Ullom, EdD

Director, Instructional Design & Academic Technology/Faculty, School of Education

Dr. Ullom is an award-winning online course designer, academic technologist, and international education enthusiast who combines her passion for international/ intercultural learning with her skills in designing online and engagement-at-distance learning opportunities to bring undergraduate students together for sustained collaborative learning experiences. She is Director of Instructional Design and Academic Technology at Ottawa University and leads a geographically dispersed team of designers and educational technology specialists.

Dr. Ullom is also on the faculty of the School of Education at Ottawa University and teaches undergraduate preservice teacher education courses online.


Dr. Ullom earned a B.S. in German and Computer Science from McPherson College (KS), an MA in German Language and Literature from the University of Wyoming, and an EdD in Educational Leadership for Change with a concentration in Leadership of Higher Education Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She has worked in higher ed for over 20 years and has lived abroad for a total of three years and has visited 21 countries.

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