Ronald C. Morren, Ed.D.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Curriculum Development and Instruction, New Mexico State University, 1977
  • M.A.T., Elementary Education, New Mexico State University, 1969
  • M.A., School Administration, Michigan State University, 1967
  • B.S., Business Education, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee, 1964

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2012–2016, 2017–
  • Senior Faculty: Associate Professor, Department of Language Development, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), Dallas, Texas, 1999–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL-LEAD Consultant for USAID Uganda, Africa’s “School Health and Reading Program” (SHRP), facilitated the development of mother tongue, reading and writing curriculum for primary grades 1–4, for the Lhükonzo language, a Bantu language, and the reading and writing curriculum for primary grades 3–4 in the mother tongue of the Ngkaramojong language, a Nilo-Saharan Language, 2014, 2015
  • Sociolinguistics Lecturer/Trainer/Course Head, Curso Internacional de Lingüística, Traducción y Alfabetización (CILTA) [International Course of Linguistics, Translation and Literacy], university level course conducted completely in Spanish, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Perú, March – May 2008, 2012, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer in TESOL, Mongolian International University, Topic: Language and Culture, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, December 3–14, 2012
  • Peer Reviewed the book: Educational change from within: Developing a vernacular elementary school in Papua New Guinea. Dallas: SIL International, July 2012
  • SIL International Literacy and Education Consultant, 2005–2011
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Lecture Grant, Applied Linguistics/TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University, Bluefields, Nicaragua, Central America, February 17–July 3, 2009
  • Fund for Scholarly Advancement (SFSA) Grant, SIL International, May and June 2001
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Lecture/Research Grant, Applied Linguistics/Trilingual Education, Corporación Cristiana Universitaria (The Christian University), San Andres Island, Colombia, South America, August 16–December 16, 1999
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Linguistic Department, University of Texas at Arlington, 1984–1999
  • Fulbright-Hayes Academic Specialist in Bilingual Education Grant, Advisor to the Miskito Language Bilingual Education Curriculum Development Committee, Honduras, June 4–July 2, 1994
  • Fulbright-Hayes Academic Specialist in Bilingual Education Grant, Advisor to the Miskito Language Bilingual Education Curriculum Development Committee, Honduras, July 11–August 21,1993
  • Valuable Performance Recognition, Advisor to the Bilingual Education Project of Guatemala, November, 1983
  • Diploma of Honor and Merit from the Mayor and City Council of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla, Guatemala for service to the community as a Peace Corps Volunteer, May, 1966

Professional memberships

  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), 2013–
  • Society for Caribbean Linguistics, 2003–2013
  • National Association for Bilingual Education, 1998–2006

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Spanish: ILR 3+

Research interests

  • Bi- and multilingual education curriculum development
  • Mother tongue education and literacy
  • Teacher training for the above
United States