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Shelley Saltzman

Dr. Shelley A. Saltzman, a Senior Lecturer with 25+ years of teaching experience, specializes in English for Specific Purposes and Advanced Academic Writing. As Associate Director for University Partnerships, she works with Columbia University’s undergraduate (e.g. General Studies), graduate (e.g. SPS-MS in Strategic Communication), and professional schools (e.g. Law) to develop curricula that meet the specific needs of their international students.  For her work in Legal English, she received the 2015 Global Legal Skills Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Legal Skills Education.

At the ALP, she has taught English at every level of instruction, from beginner (CEFR A1) to advanced (CEFR C2).  Having previously worked for ETS (TOEFL -TWE) and the College Board (AP-IEL), Shelley is currently on the Higher Education Advisory Council of IELTS. Shelley also was Director of ALP –Tokyo, when the University had a branch in Japan.  She is a frequent presenter at campus, national, and international conferences and lecture series, most recently In China and Mexico. At Columbia, Shelley serves on several university-wide committees, including the Education Committee of the Faculty Senate. 

She is a graduate of Barnard College (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), The Ohio State University (M.A., Presidential Fellowship), and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences  (Ph.D. with distinction). During Columbia’s bicentennial, students chose her as one of “The 250 Columbians Who Have Made a Difference.”