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Training Specialist and Program Management

Jubail, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
September 30, 2019

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J.L. Mettille, Ph.D.

+1-206-***-**** +966-**-***-****


Project Management • Curriculum Development • EFL ESP Instructional Expertise • Teacher Training & Professional Development • Academic Quality Improvement EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development. Post-Secondary Education Specialization. University of Louisville, KY. December 2018 M.A. Higher Education Administration. University of Louisville, KY. May 2011 B.A. Psychology & Biology. Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO. May 2007 TESOL Certification & Advanced DipTESOL Diploma. TEFL International. July 2014 CELTA. Cambridge English, International House Budapest, Hungary. July 2016 SKILLS

American Language Course Defense Language Institute Military Project Lead Course Instructor Employing Communicative, Lexical, and Content and Language Integrated Learning Approaches English as a Foreign Language Curriculum Design and Instructional Materials Development EXPERIENCE

Military Training Specialist: English Language Instructor Kratos Arabia Limited; RSNF Support Services; Jubail, Saudi Arabia [September 2018 - Present] Facilitate the DLI ALC curriculum among cohorts of first-year EFL cadets in support of officer workforce development and interoperability objectives of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces. Doctoral Candidate & Independent Research Consultant University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development [August 2017 – September 2018] Successfully completed a dissertation investigating the practical challenges of applying student engagement theory and evidence-based practices in a post-Soviet higher education context. Curriculum development and instructional design for excellence in teaching and learning content. English Language Fellow

U.S. Department of State; Bureau of ECA; Osh, Kyrgyz Republic [September 2016 – August 2017] Provided university-based EFL, EAP, and ESP teacher training and professional development in communicative and lexical language instruction approaches and evidence-based practices. Developed foreign language training materials for the professional development of community of practice regional teachers and designed coursework for undergraduate-level translators. Project Trainer & Lead Language Instructor

Al Khaleej Training & Education; Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [January 2015 – September 2016] Served as the Project Lead Instructor for a nine-month Saudi Ministry of Defense ALC Project for forty military officers in the Communications and Information Technology Department. Provided curriculum and materials development assistance on a bilingual grammar reference text. Applied the DLI ALC as a Project Trainer at a four-month King Abdul-Aziz Military Academy training initiative for Royal Saudi Land Forces cadets while refining instructional protocol and assessments. Developed materials for and conducted year-long TOEFL preparation courses for cohorts of Saudi English teachers under a Ministry of Education academic quality improvement project. English Language Instructor (PT)

Obunsha Bluegrass Academy; Lexington, KY [October 2011 - January 2013] Facilitated ESL language acquisition and TOEFL/TOEIC preparation in a classroom environment. English Language Instructor

University of Kentucky, UK Human Resources; Lexington, KY [August 2010 - December 2012] Provided classroom and laboratory-based ESL instruction and Academic Writing coursework. English Language Instructor

Chung Dahm Learning; Hwaseong-si, South Korea [July 2008 - August 2010] Provided classroom based EFL instruction and TOEFL preparation for secondary students.

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