Dr. Martha Clark Cummings of the City University of New York has an MA and EdD in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the New School Online University and at Teachers College in New York. She has been training teachers since 1988, in Cyprus, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. She teaches in the Hunter College MA in TESOL with Anne Ediger, as well as the online MA in TESOL Program atAnaheim University with Kathleen M. Bailey, Rod Ellis, and David Nunan. She is currently the incoming chair of the TESOL Standing Committee on Diversity. She is the co-author of two ESL/FL reading/writing textbooks, Changes: Readings for Writers and Inspired to Write, and her articles have appeared in The Journal of Basic Writing, The Language Teacher, and PacCALL, among others. She has taught the core course “TESOL Classroom Practices” at the Teachers College, Columbia University Japan Campus for ten years.