Regional English Language Officer for U.S. Department of State English
Title: Enliven Your Classroom with Interactive Activities
Dr. Tim Collins, Ph.D., is the Regional English Language Officer for U.S. Department of State English language programs in Kyiv, managing U.S. State Department English language programs in Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova. He helps posts manage the posts’ large and growing portfolios of programs including English Language Access Program and the English Language Fellows program. Prior to this, Tim was RELO Nur-Sultan, covering Kazakhstan and 4 other Central Asian republics.
Tim has nearly 40 years of experience in the field of English language teaching and is the author of 34 textbooks and multimedia publications in English language learning and adult education. Prior to joining the State Department, Tim was a full tenured professor of English as a second language and bilingual education at a major college of education in the United States. He has lived and worked in Spain, Morocco, and China, and as an English Language Specialist, completed major projects on behalf of the State Department in Cameroon, Algeria, and China. Prior to this, he worked in educational publishing. He began his career as a high school English as a foreign language teacher in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer. He speaks French, Spanish, and Russian.
Tim holds master’s degrees in Spanish and TESOL from the University of Illinois at Urbana and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. In his free time, Tim likes to travel, walk, listen to the music of all kinds, and swim.