Assistant Professor/ Coordinator English as a Second Language
Natalia Ward is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the East Tennessee State University. Her focus is on preparing teachers to work with multilingual students and to effectively teach literacy. Previously, she taught English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language in the United States and Russia. Her research interests include equitable literacy education and assessment for multilingual learners, online synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning, and education policy enactment in local contexts.