Stephanie Corwin is an American. She has worked in industries such as graphic design, printing, data analysis, medical research, marketing, and library science (archive creation, curation, and preservation). She has also always been a teacher but was first paid for this work in 1997 in Los Angeles when she became a certified teachers’ assistant. She has taught several subjects to every age level and for many purposes, but has focused on English as a Foreign Language, including student and teacher development, since 2007. Her undergraduate degrees are from American universities (majors in both the sciences and humanities), with diplomas from programs in France and Germany, and certificates for other coursework from universities in several other countries. Her master’s degree in teaching English as a second or foreign language is from a UK university. Her primary research areas are autonomy and motivation, though she has published on teaching and learning best practices and intercultural expectations of language learning. She has worked mainly in Japan and the Gulf States, and also worked in Kazakhstan as an English Language Fellow (a program of the United States Department of State) in 2016-7 and returned to Kazakhstan in 2019 to teach at Nazarbayev University’s Center for Preparatory Studies.
In her spare time, Stephanie has enjoyed a wide variety of pastimes and exploring new areas of knowledge. She especially likes hands-on activities and has participated in paleographic studies of medieval Spain as well as field archaeology in Romania. Although she is a dog person, she lives with two rescue cats from Saudi Arabia, Mimolette and Macaroni.