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Keith Lamar Maurice


[Maurice, Keith Lamar]
  • Director


I have been involved in the field of TESOL since 1977.  Extended stays in Japan and Thailand and time in three US universities.

The other listings below give a good sense of my professional activities.

Professional Preparation

    • 1996 Ph.D. in Multilingual-Multicultural Education (TESOL)Florida State University
    • 1984 M.S. in Multilingual-Multicultural Education (TESOL)Florida State University
    • 1970 Unknown degree in SociologyBall State University


    • Jan 2000 to Present Director
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1995 to Jan 2000 Director
      University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Jan 1990 to Jan 1995 Assistant Director
      Florida State University


  • Membership
    • July 1995 to Present NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • July 1990 to Present TESOL International Association
  • Vice President (2013-2014)
    • June 2013 to Present University and College Intensive English Programs Consortium

Other Activities

    • CEA accreditation of intensive English programs
      • Mar 2013 Site reviewer

        Beginning in 2000 and finishing in October, 2013, I will have done 10 site review visits.  CEA is the premier accrediting organization for intensive English English programs, both in the USA and overseas.  In addition to being a reviewer for other programs, I have led two programs to become CEA accredited.  The first was the University of Colorado at Boulder, in 2000.  The second is UTA's ELI, in 2012.

      • Board member
        • June 2013 Vice President of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs consotrium

          UCIEP is a professional association of university-governed IEPs in the USA. Vice-President for 2013-14, President for 2014-15, and Past President for 2015-16.

        • Linguistics & TESOL committees
          • Apr 2013 Committee member

            On Linguistics & TESOL committees in 2000 (to design an MA TESOL program) and search committees in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2012. On MA TESOL portfolio review committees annually, the last being in spring, 2013.

          • Presentations and publications
            • Mar 2012 TESOL, NAFSA, UCIEP and related presentations and articles and chapters

              57 presentations given at state, national, and international conferences over the years. I will be an invited speaker at the TESOL Convention in 2014.

              Roughly 30 articles and chapters over the years.

            • Scholarship review committee
              • Dec 2010 Fulbright scholars program

                From 2008-2010, I reviewed applications for American applicants seeking to teach English overseas with the Fulbright program.

              • TESOL international association committee
                • July 2008 Professional Standards Committee

                  The two-year committee worked from 1986-1988.

                • Board member
                  • May 2005 Professional Development

                    Served on the board of UCIEP from 2003-2005, focusing on professional development

                  • UTA Committee
                    • July 2002 Offices of Graduate Studies Committee to Reduce Bottlenecks in ITA Testi

                      The committee focused on resolving problems with delays in testing international teaching assistants. The committee's efforts, combined with follow-up efforts by Cheryl Cardell and I led to dramatically reduced bottlenecks and a much improved system.

                    • Materials Development
                      • Feb 1994 Author

                        Focus on Business (1992) and Business Watch (1994) were ESL textbooks published by Prentic Hall-Regents.  Point/Counterpoint (1980) was an ESL textbook for Japanese, published by the Tokyo Center for Language and Culture.

Research and Expertise

  • Keith Maurice
    Expertise is in ESL and EFL teaching, ESL, EFL, and ESP materials, course, and curriculum design, coordination and administration of ESL and EFL programs, testing and assessment, program standards and accreditation,


      Journal Article 2013
      • Many articles, chapters and several textbooks have been published, but none in the last several years. 

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]


    • March  2014
      From IEP Teacher to Administrator: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, and Tips

      The presentation is designed to help faculy who are interested, or who have just begun work, in administration. Since the work of faculty members and administrators can be so different, the session provides an overview of important issues, helpful tips, and a variety of useful references and resources. I organized the session and am presenting with two other administrators in the field.

      This is the only presentation I am listing. I have given 57 or more over the years, at TESOL, NAFSA, Thailand TESOL, and many other conferences.



        This course is designed as a guide to the systematic development of curriculum for teaching English to speakers of other languages in adult and university settings in the USA and overseas. After a brief review of recent trends in ESL curriculum development, the course focuses on specific elements of curricular design and implementation.  Practical issues related to curriculum design are included throughout, in readings, case studies, discussions and tasks.  

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
        THis course is designed as a guide to the systematic development of curriculum in adult and university settings as well as to EFL environments overseas. After a brief review of recent trends in ESL curriculum development, the course focus will be on specific elements of curricular design. Those elements include needs analysis, situation analysis, goals and outcomes or objectives, course planning and syllabus design, teaching, materials development, course and program evaluation and change.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  CEA Site Reviewer
      Since CEA first developed 52 standards for intensive English programs, CEA has represented a solid dedication to professionalism in the field of TESOL. Serving as a reviewer, one has the opportunity to learn about other programs close-up. In studying whether other programs meet CEA standards, one has the opportunity to reflect on the status of one's own program and how it might keep improving. Similarly UCIEP membership allows for much professional sharing on matters of importance to intensive English programs.