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ETAS Journal Editorial Board 2016

The Editorial Board (EB) consists of the Publications Chair, the Editor-in Chief of the Journal, E-Newsletter Editor, as well as the Copy Editor and/or the Proofreader, the Desktop Publisher (DTP), the Social Media Coordinator, the Digital Content Manager, and the Book Reviews Editor. The Editorial Board assists the Editor in the production of the ETAS Journal. As the primary support person for the Editors, the Editorial Board, ideally, must have some working knowledge of the substantive and technical aspects of publications or journal production and must be committed to the successful implementation of the Editor's vision for the Journal and other publications. 

Together, the Publications Chair, the Editor, the Copy Editor, and/or Proofreader, the DTP, and the rest of the members of the Editorial Board guide the growth and development of publications and contribute to the depth, breadth, and sophistication of its content, as well as ensure the smooth processing of ETAS Publications.

The Editorial Board, as of 2014, also consists of a SIG Coordinator and a Regional Coordinator to enable cross pollination of ideas and synergy in the production of value added publications and projects. These cross team members include Anel Aubert (Learning Technologies SIG) and Rachael Harris (Geneva RC)." 


Patricia Daniels

Patricia Daniels has been teaching English as a Foreign Language in Switzerland since 1996. She specialises in teaching English via Skype and in Second Life, and also guest lectures in diverse face-to-face contexts. Her clients constitute higher-level General and Business English learners. With a personal research interest in technology-enhanced learning, Patricia assists fellow ELT educators in the effective and innovative use of digital tools for pedagogical purposes and for continuing professional development. Patricia has a MA in Online and Distance Education and BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Education and is researching English language teachers' use of open educational resources and their open educational practices. 

Markus Jürgen Dietz

Markus Dietz is from Germany, where he started his teaching career in 2001. In 2012 he moved to Lausanne, mainly to learn French. He joined ETAS just a few months later. Having a degree in Business, Markus teaches General and Business English as well as German to adults and young adults. He also speaks Spanish and some French. Markus is passionate about travelling and also takes great pleasure in watching films, learning languages, reading, and writing. As a member of the Editorial Board he participates in the production of the e-News.

Eva Göksel

Eva Göksel is Swiss-Canadian and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is now exploring her Swiss roots in Zürich and Zug. She taught German and English at the Lycée Français de Zürich for three years and she now works at the Center for Oral Communication (Zentrum Mündlichkeit) at the University of Teacher Education in Zug. Eva is also pursuing a PhD in Drama in Education in German as a Second Language context at the University of Zürich. Eva was a journalist in her past life and thus enjoys doing interviews for ETAS as well as contributing a few smaller projects to the ETAS Journal. Eva is also the ETAS Drama and Literature Special Interest Group (SIG) coordinator.

Caroline Grünig-Manton

Caroline Grünig-Manton has been teaching all ages privately in Switzerland for over 20 years, and in the last dozen or so years for the Seeländische VHS. She studied English and German languages and literature and pedagogy at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. While living in Germany she trained as a translator and Waldorf teacher and taught for a while in Australia before coming to Switzerland. She loves travelling (Africa any time), writing, yoga, and tennis – and, of course, teaching.

Rachael Harris

Rachael has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for over 20 years. After starting with Business English and ESP classes, she now teaches young learners and teens in a French speaking secondary and primary school where she has produced the SEN policy statement as well as being external examinations and Advanced English coordinator. Rachael also publishes articles for various EFL publication and gives workshops at EFL conferences. She is the ETAS Regional co-Coordinator for the Geneva area. Rachael comes from Nottingham, England.

David Kaufher

David has spent his life in culture immersion and experiential learning. Since beginning as an English teacher in Bern in 2012, he has endeavored to pass this experience on to his students. His focus is on task-based learning and applying a constructivist approach to teaching. David received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Brandeis University, his TESOL Certification from Oxford Seminars, and is in the midst of completing the Cambridge Delta. In his spare time he enjoys music, writing, and discovering Switzerland with his wife and two young daughters.

Gemma Lunn

Gemma is the Social Media Coordinator for ETAS. Since 2008, she has been teaching English in Spain, South Korea, and the UK, where she is originally from. Gemma has the Trinity Diploma in TESOL and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading. Her main interests in ELT are EAP and reflective practice. When not teaching or tweeting, she likes horse riding, hiking, and generally being outside and active.  

Helena Lustenberger

Helena is ETAS Journal’s Book Reviews Editor. A long-standing member of ETAS, Helena teaches adults and teachers in the tertiary sector. She specialises in Cambridge main suite exams and Business English but also enjoys General English classes and doing translations. She has extensive experience in event-organising and fund-raising. Originally from Yorkshire, Helena loves travelling in Britain, especially Scotland but, as a Swiss national, she is also firmly rooted in Swiss life in Zug.

Julie Mangold-Kecskemeti

Julie currently holds the position of Publications Chair. She has been an English teacher and ETAS member since 2009, a Journal contributor since 2010, and an Editorial Board member since early 2012. Julie’s main area of teaching interest is exam preparation courses but she also enjoys teaching young learners and adults in general. Julie completed a Master of Education in Workplace and Adult learning with a specialisation in English Language Teaching from the University of Calgary in 2011.  She also earned a certificate in Teaching and Training Adults and a BA Honours in Communications and French from the University of Ottawa, as well as completed the CELTA program. Julie believes in lifelong learning and skills upgrading as cornerstones to continuing professional development. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Julie lives in Solothurn with her Swiss husband, two young children, and a precocious Border terrier

Ceres Pioquinto

Ceres has been the Editor of ETAS Journal and Chair of Publications since 2011. Ceres has spent most of her professional life in the academe as Associate Professor of English and Literature, with over 25 years' experience. Her areas of expertise besides teaching, teacher training, and pedagogy include journal editing and publishing, research, writing, and publication, as well as administration. She moved to Switzerland in 2008 and joined ETAS and the ETAS Editorial Board in the same year. Ceres has a PhD in Contemporary Literary Studies from the University of Sydney.

Phillip Dominik Oswald

Phillip joined the ETAS Journal team in early 2016 to help with all things online as Online Content Coordinator. He holds a CELTA and teaches English and German as part of his military duty with the Swiss Armed Forces. In his daytime job he is a marketing coordinator with special interest in digital strategy and intercultural communication. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Science and Business Administration at the University of Basel, Phillip will start his Master’s in Strategy and International Management at the University of St. Gallen in September 2016.

Susanne Oswald 

Originally from California, she married a Swiss man, had three children, and started teaching English to supplement their income. Almost 20 years later, her passion for teaching has not stopped growing and she has taught English to a variety of students at schools in and near Lucerne. Besides teaching Business English to apprentices and hotel management students, she is working on a PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. Her ETAS roles also include being co-Regional Coordinator for Central Switzerland and Coordinator of the ETAS Teacher-to-Teacher project with her son Phillip.

Valerie Safai

Valerie has been conducting interviews for ETAS Journal since 2012. Originally from Boston, Valerie moved to Zürich in 2008 where she continued as a Marketing Communications Consultant until the birth of her son. Passionate about language and teaching, she completed her CELTA and made the natural transition to Business English as a trainer in 2011. Her business experience has proved invaluable in gaining rapport with clients and getting insight into their language needs, working tirelessly to provide clients with customized courses. Valerie lives in Brugg and in her free time enjoys hiking, biking, and running with her hubby and two small boys. She’s also an avid photographer.

Lee Shutler

Lee has been teaching EFL since 1991 and has worked in Italy, Japan, Korea, and the UK as well as project work and teacher training in Siberia and Kuala Lumpur. He holds a DTEFLA and an MA TESOL from Canterbury Christ Church University. Currently he is Director of Studies at Hilderstone College in Broadstairs and can often be seen training for triathlons by running and cycling around East Kent. He says his best ideas come when he is running! His professional interests centre around maximising student confidence and humanising the learning experience.

James Taylor

Originally from Brighton, UK, James has taught EFL to adults in Brazil, South Korea, and Belgium. A co-founder of BELTA, the Belgian English Language Teachers Association, James served as President until this year. A very active member of the online ELT community, James moderates #ELTchat, a weekly discussion on Twitter with teachers from around the world, as well as presents the #ELTchat podcast. Besides blogging and presenting conferences both online and offline, James mentors teachers for iTDi.