Clinical Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 318 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (512) 968-5313
Primary Emphasis Area: English as a Second Language/ Early Childhood Development
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Office Hours
Tuesday     12:30am-1:30pm
Thursday     12:30am-1:30pm
Short Bio
Dr. Edie Cassell received her PhD in English Language and Linguistics from Purdue University and her MEd in English as a Second Language (ESL) from the University of San Francisco. She joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2007 and teaches ESL methods courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Cassell has facilitated study abroad programs to Italy, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Mexico. She has worked with colleagues to develop an ongoing partnership with an elementary school in Guanajuato, Mexico (started in 2011) in order to provide pre-service teachers opportunities to work collaboratively, teaching English language learners overseas. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, Dr. Cassell trained International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) in the Oral English Proficiency Program at Purdue University for six years and has also taught ESL to secondary school students and adults in Indiana, California, and The Netherlands. Her research interests include collaborative teaching, cooperative learning, experiential learning, and developing best practices for teachers to support second language learning. Dr. Cassell is also very active in community outreach, having served on the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Plan Contact Team, the the installation, development and administration of Festival Beach Community Garden, and the Farmshare Austin Board of Directors.
Research Interests
Collaborative Teaching - Cooperative Learning
English as a Second Language
Multilingual Language Planning
Teacher Education - Experiential Learning
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Eslami, Z., Cassell, E. & Ates, B. (2015). Changing prospective teachers[48]19 attitudes toward linguistic diversity by introducing a World Englishes perspective. In Y. Li & J. Hammer (Eds.), Teaching at work: Advances in teaching and teacher education (81-103). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

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(2017-2017). Kenneth L. Clinton Study Abroad Award.  This award was granted to A&M system faculty who have made substantial contributions to study abroad programs in Latin America across the A&M system

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