Chris Stillson earned an MA in English Literature at California State University and studied literary theory at Sheffield University, UK. He has taught literature, writing and ESL/EFL courses for 27 years in the U.S., Poland and Saudi Arabia, including 3 years with the United States Peace Corps. He is currently a member of the Prep faculty at PMU.
BA-California State University, Fullerton
MA-Sheffield University, UK
MA-California State University, Fullerton
Conference presentations: Writing Rubrics; Literacy in the Middle-East
2011- present: Advanced EFL Instructor
Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Teach and develop curriculum for Advanced Preparatory Year EFL Program. Serve as SABIC coordinator.
2009-2012: EFL Instructor & Academic Coordinator
King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia / Shabaka Training Est., Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Taught and developed curriculum for Preparatory Year EFL Program for students of the colleges of Pharmacy, Engineering and Computer Science. Serve as Advanced team leader and as Academic Advisor to Dean’s Office.
2006-2010: EFL Instructor; writer & editor
American Lingua, s.c., Koszalin, Poland
Taught EFL to professional adults - doctors, lawyers, academics and Polish military. Wrote, edited and assisted in the translation of academic, scientific, and technical documents.
2006-2009: Lecturer of English
Europejskie Centrum Edukacyjne w Koszalinie, Koszalin, Poland (EU Teacher Training College)
Taught and developed curriculum for British literature, American literature, History of the English Language, ESL speaking and ESL writing courses at European Union Teacher College. Served as thesis advisor.
2006-2008: Lecturer of English
Zespol Kolegiow Nauczycielskich w Koszalinie, Koszalin, Poland (Regional Teacher Training College)
Taught British literature, American literature, ESL speaking & ESL writing courses at English Teacher Training College. Served as thesis advisor.
1999-2003: Adjunct Instructor of English
Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Taught English 111& English 112 (composition and introduction to literature) to community college students.
1996-2004: Adjunct Instructor of English
Strayer University, Washington, DC
Taught English 099 (ESL academic speaking / listening), English 106 (reading and essay writing) and English 320 (research paper writing) to students of business, accounting and information technology.
1992-1995: Lecturer of English / Assistant College Director / Regional Representative
United States Peace Corps / Nauczycielskie Kolegium Jezyka Angielskiego, Slupsk, Poland
Taught and developed curriculum for British literature, American literature, reading & writing courses. Awarded USAID Democracy Fund grant and established computer writing center. Established experimental, all-English secondary school. Served as Assistant College Director (1993-95). Served on British Council Steering Committee (1993-1995): rewrote ministry syllabus guidelines for all Polish teacher training colleges.
1988-89/ 1990-92: Writing Instructor / Graduate Assistant / Tutor
Department of English & Comparative Literature, California State University, Fullerton
Taught English 099 (developmental writing) to college freshmen. Conducted computer workshops & performed administrative duties at University Writing Center. Provided thesis writing tutoring to MBA students. Served as assistant editor for South Coast Poetry Journal.
Literature, linguistics, literacy