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Thomas Barone

Faculty, English Language Services

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3424 South State Street TS 2035

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Ph.D., Social Foundations of Education (specialization: Comparative Education), State University of New York at Buffalo
M.Ed., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, State University of New York at Buffalo


PESL 021 - Listening Enhancement I
PESL 022 - Listening Enhancement II
PESL 061 - Effective Communication I
PESL 062 - Effective Communication II


May 2014 - Present Faculty, English Language Services, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
2013 - 2014 Interim ESL Coordinator, SOLEX College, Wheeling, IL
2012 - 2013 Lead Instructor, SOLEX College, Wheeling, IL
2006 - 2012 Instructor, SOLEX College, Wheeling, IL
2009 Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Education, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
2005 - 2006 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
1998 - 2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations, DeKalb, IL
1985 - 1986 English Lecturer, MARA Institute of Technology, Malaysia



Dissertation-A Comparative Study of Normative Rule Compliance and Value Perceptions of Malaysian and American Secondary School Students; State University of New York at Buffalo

1997 - 1999 International Consortium for the Understanding and Promotion of Values Education, Pacific Rim Research Center


2014 to Present

TESOL International, Inc.

2014 to Present

Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education

Professional Development 

February 2017

ITBE 2017 Convention - Meeting the Challenge

April 2016

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo – Reflecting Forward

February 2016

ITBE 2016 Convention: Expanding Horizons

March 2015

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo – Crossing Borders Building Bridges

February 2015

ITBE 2015 Convention