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Shelley A. Saltzman

Senior Lecturer; Associate Director for University Partnerships, Columbia University

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, graduate, and professional schools to develop curricula that meet the specific needs of their international students. In 2018, she won the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award at Columbia. In 2015, she was awarded the internationalGlobal Legal Skills Award for her work in Legal English education. During Columbia’s Semiquincentennial, she was elected by the student body as one of “The 250 Columbians Who Have Made a Difference.”  Dr. Saltzman is a frequent presenter and lecturer at campus, national, and international conferences.

Having previously worked for TOEFL, she is now on the Higher Education Advisory Council of IELTS.  At Columbia, she serves on the Lecturer Advisory Committee and the Education Committee of the Faculty Senate.


  • P.h.D., Columbia University
  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.A., Barnard College