Tom's CV




Thomas Riedmiller 

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration: TESOL May 1992
Radford University      Radford, Virginia

B.A. German/Theater and Speech Communication
May 1987
Cornell College     Mount Vernon, Iowa

 Current Position

Academic Support Specialist
The Culture and Intensive English Program
Cedar Falls, Iowa
The University of Northern Iowa  1994-present
bulletTeach ESL Writing, Reading, Oral Communication, Listening, Speech Communication
bulletTeach EAP (academic skills) in all areas including research papers, essay writing and note taking  
bulletDirect and participate in curriculum planning, review and development
bulletCoordinate and conduct placement testing and TOEFL administration
bulletOrganize and develop orientation programming for new faculty and staff
bulletSupervise, mentor and counsel graduate students in TESOL field teaching experience
bulletHired, trained and supervised summer session 2000 teaching staff
bulletWrote and edited CIEP faculty/staff handbook
bulletServe as departmental representative to computer services department

 Previous Teaching Experience

USIA English Teaching Fellow Dresden, Germany
Technische Universität Dresden 1993 - 1994
bulletTaught English as a Foreign Language in retraining program for former teachers of Russian seeking recertification in English
bullet Conducted courses in American Culture, Vocabulary Development, and Conversation in the Department of British and American Studies and the Department of Social Work
bulletDeveloped and conducted presentations on Computer Mediated Communication
Maryland English Institute   College Park, MD
University of Maryland  1992 - 1993
bullet Taught all levels of EAP and ESL in a university Intensive English Program

Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
Community ESL Program and Intensive ESL 1992-1993
bullet Taught intermediate and advanced ESL grammar, writing and reading to immigrant community college students 

English Language Institute Radford, VA
Radford University  1990 - 1992
bulletTaught all skills and levels of ESL in a university Intensive English Program
bulletTrained and advised teaching assistants in an Intensive English Program

America Eigo Gakuin Osaka, Japan
  1988 - 1990
bullet Conducted private and small group lessons in conversational English
bullet Taught phonics and basic English to children

Other Employment/Experience/Skills


Computer Experience

bulletSystems and Interfaces: Windows 2000/XP/ME/98/95, UNIX, IBM PC 
bullet Software: PageMaker, MS-Word, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Hot Potatoes, WebCT
bulletDesign and maintain a World Wide Web page for the Culture and Intensive English Program
bulletDesign and maintain WWW page providing information and links for the ESL EFL job search
bulletDesigned and maintained WWW information page for TESOL 2003 organizing team

Professional Service

bulletMIDTESOL 2006 Conference Co-Chair (Executive Board)
bulletMIDTESOL Executive Board (President, Newsletter, Rules and Resolutions) 1995-present.
bulletTESOL LGBTF Caucus Chair (2004-2005) 
bulletTESOL 2003 Conference: Hearing Every Voice – Associate Conference Chair
bulletPresident, First Vice President, Past President, Newsletter Editor MidTESOL  MidAmerica Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages  1996 - Present
bulletConference Co-coordinator, NAME Conference, Omaha, NE, May 2000     
bulletTESOL LGTBF Caucus Co-Founder  - Member steering committee 1997 – 2006
bulletCo-Editor of the TESOL LGBTF Caucus Newsletter, 1999-2001
bulletInvited to conduct workshops for Russian professors of English at Moscow Steel and Alloys University, Moscow, Russia – May 2002  
bulletTaught EFL and conducted teacher workshops for one semester in Arica, Chile as a part of a faculty exchange at Universidad de Tarapaca, Department of Foreign Languages – Spring, 1997 
bulletCertified Cambridge First Certificate and Advanced Certificate examiner, 1994
bulletAdvise and mentor TESOL graduate students in the University of Northern Iowa’s TESOL club
bulletConducted numerous job workshops for TESOL graduate students
bulletVolunteer: WATESOL Conference, TESOL Conferences, NAFSA regional and national conferences

Community Service and Involvement 

bulletSt. Luke's Church Choir 2005-Present
bulletMetropolitan Chorale, Fall 1998 – 2001
bulletNational News editor of ACCESSline, a small newspaper serving Iowa, 1995-1999

Professional Affiliations


TESOL 1991- Present  


MIDTESOL 1994 – Present


NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) 1999-2000


NAFSA 1999 – 2000

Scholarships and Grants   


TESOL Professional Development Scholarship


MIDTESOL  - TESOL Academy Scholarship


USIA English Teaching Fellowship


WATESOL Grant for TESOL ‘94 Registration


Cornell College Presidential Scholarship

Experience Abroad


Conduct EFL workshops at Moscow Steel and Alloys University, Moscow, Russia, May 2002


Taught EFL in Arica, Chile, Universidad de Tarapaca, Spring, 1997


Taught and lived in Eastern Germany


Taught and lived in rural and urban areas of Japan


Extensive travel throughout Peru, Chile, Germany, Czech Republic, England, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and over 1/2 of the 50 US states.

 Language Proficiency


English - Native Speaker


German - Very Good


Japanese – “Survival” Japanese

Presentations /Workshops/Publications



“Resumes for Teachers” MIDTESOL 2004 convention, Kansas City, KS,  October  2004.  

Discussant for panel, “Queer Culture as Multiculturalism" TESOL 2002 convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2002.

“Resume Round-Up,” TESOL 2002 convention energy break session, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2002.

Opening Remarks and Official Welcome, TESOL 2001 convention opening plenary, St. Louis, MO, February 2001.

“The ESL Job Search Resources,” TESOL 2001 convention, St. Louis, MO, February 2001.

“The ESL Job Search for the Rest of Us: The ESL/EFL job search on the Internet,” TESOL 2000 convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 2000.

“The Bridge Project: An Intensive English Program for Beginners,” MidTESOL Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, October 1999.

“The ESL job search for the rest of us: The ESL/EFL job search on the Internet,” TESOL 1999 convention, New York City, March 1999. 

“The ESL job search: Themes and Variations,”  with Adelaide Parsons, TESOL 1998 convention, Seattle, Washington, March 1998.

“Using the Internet for Your TESOL Job Search,” presentation to the TESOL Club, The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa,  October 1996.

“What Works: In House Placement Testing,” Presentation, TESOL 1996 convention, Chicago, Illinois,  March 1996.

”Job Hunting on the Internet,” presentation, MIDTESOL Conference, Cedar Falls, Iowa, October 1995.

”Communication with the Internet: An Introduction to E-mail and Computer Mediated Communication,” presentation, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany,  January 1994.

 “Fun Stuff on the Internet,” presentation and discussion, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam Germany, November 1993.

 “Current Issues in U.S. Education,” presentation and discussion, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, November 1993.


 “Get That Dream Job: The ESL/EFL Job Search on the Internet,” MIDTESOL Convention, Grand Island, Nebraska,  October 1997.

 “Interactive Activities for Large Classes,” The First Annual Convention of Students of English, Universidad de Tarapaca, Arica Chile, May 1997.

 “Plagiarism and Citing Your Sources,” three-day academic writing workshop series, Universidad de Tarapaca, Arica, Chile, May 1997.

 “Contemporary American Slang,” workshops for students and teachers, Universidad de Tarapaca, Arica, Chile,  March and April 1997.

 “Getting Students Up and About: Getting Students on their Feet for Oral Communication and Vocabulary Development,”TESOL 1995 convention, Long Beach, California, March 1995.

 “Introduction to the Internet: How to Use USENET and Mailing Lists,” private faculty workshop, Charles (Karlovy Vary) University, Prague, Czech Republic, sponsored but the United States Information Agency, February 1994.

 “Jigsaw Reading: Themes and Variations,” workshop, Halle/Chemnitz area English Teachers Meeting,  Chemnitz, Germany, January 1994.


Career Columnist - ESL Magazine. Spring 2003 - August 2005

Riedmiller, T. F.  (1999, Spring).  Junk E-mail Into Gold: A Cultural Literacy Scavenger Hunt for Advanced Students.  MidTESOL Matters, p. 7.

Riedmiller, T. F. (1998, November/December).  Taming the Internet Beast With Dave. The American Language Review, p. 51.

Riedmiller, T. F. (1997, May) A Hitchhikers Guide to the Information Highway.  The American Language Review, p. 24.

 References available on request


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