Diane Morren, M.A.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant


  • M.A., Education/Reading Specialization, New Mexico State University, 1979
  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Texas at El Paso, 1970

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2012–2016, 2017–
  • Adjunct Professor, Second Language Acquisition and Methods in Teaching ESL, Dallas Baptist University, 2007–

Other professional experience and service

  • Educational Consultant for SIL LEAD, developed 2nd and 3rd grade teaching material for Uganda’s Lugwere and Leb Acholi speakers, trained Ugandan teachers to develop text types (narrative, biography, poetry, persuasive, opinion letters, and reports) and how to do grammar and vocabulary drills in their local languages, Uganda, Africa, five months in 2014–2015
  • Guest Lecturer in TESOL, Mongolian International University, Topic: Second Language Acquisition and Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, December 3–14, 2012
  • Fulbright Scholar, English as a Foreign Language Professor, Centro Superior de Idiomas, University Centro Americana, Managua, Nicaragua, 2011
  • Consultant, Multilingual Education, SIL Philippines Branch, 2010
  • SIL International Literacy and Education Consultant, 2008–2010
  • Workshop Participant, Multilingual Education Symposium, Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 26–30, 2008
  • Adjunct Associate Instructor, Literacy, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), Dallas, TX, 2007
  • Teacher, Elementary ESL and Bilingual Education, Duncanville School District, Duncanville, TX, 1984–2007
  • Consultant, Primer and Literacy Program Development, Honduras and Colombia, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003
  • Literacy Consultant, SIL Guatemala Branch, 1980–1984
  • Literacy Consultant and Teacher Trainer, Bangingi literacy project, SIL Philippines Branch, 1974–1975

Professional membership

  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Association, 2013–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Spanish: ILR 3+

Research interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Bilingual education
  • Curriculum development
United States