About Professor Miriam Eisensten Ebsworth, Ph.D.

Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, Ph.D. is director of Doctoral Programs in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies: TESOL (Teaching Enlgish to Speakers of Other Languages) & Bilingual Education. A native English speaker from a Yiddish speaking home in Brooklyn, NY, her language background also includes Spanish, French, and Hebrew. She has worked with second language learners from kindergarten through adult in the Metropolitan area, has mentored second language teachers and researchers, and has held various leadership positions on a local and national level. Many of her research interests center on crosscultural communication, with language as a mediator of individual and group perceptions and values.

Degrees Held

  • B.A. Modern Languages & Early Childhood Ed. (Brooklyn College)
  • M.A. TESOL (Teachers College)
  • Ph.D. Linguistics (CUNY Graduate Center)

Awards and Honours

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Steinhardt School of Education, 2001.
  • Special New York State TESOL Leadership Award for work to preserve ESL Teacher certification in NY. 1998.
  • Distinguished Scholar, Nessa Wolfson Memorial Colloquium University of Pennsylvania, 1998.