State University of New York at Albany
Union Graduate College
Karen Gregory is the inaugural MAT-TESOL Director and Assistant Professor at Clarkson University, Capital Region Campus. Prior to this, Dr. Gregory worked from 2016-2018 as an ELL Specialist in the Albany City School District, where she taught English as a New Language to newcomer refugee and immigrant high school students at the Albany International Center and co-taught science and social studies. She also worked for many years as a high school Spanish teacher, and more recently as a research associate in the School of Education at the University at Albany, SUNY.
Dr. Gregory’s research is focused on best practices of teaching English as a second/new language, TESOL professional development, and social-ecological approaches to whole school improvement. Dr. Gregory has published in the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Learning, as well as journals including NYS TESOL Journal, The Journal of School Leadership, and the Journal for Leadership and Instruction, and has contributed to several book chapters on TESOL pedagogy and school improvement.
New York State Certified 7-12 Spanish