Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Carolyn L. Kessler, PhD, Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cultural studies and education.
A professor emeritus of bicultural and bilingual studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Kessler has amassed 50 years of experience in her field. Prior to her retirement, she served as a professor of linguistics and second language teaching and learning at the university, an associate professor at Immaculata College, an assistant professor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a lecturer of English as a second language at Stanford University, among other prominent roles. She commenced her career as a secondary school teacher, teaching chemistry and French at Marywood School in Evanston, IL and at Memorial High School in Evansville, IN. At Marywood, she also taught journalism and started a school newspaper that won multiple national honors.
To prepare for her career, Dr. Kessler pursued an education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, earning a Bachelor of Arts. She subsequently attended Georgetown University, where she earned a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. She has since received a certificate in French from the University of Grenoble. Among her other notable achievements, Dr. Kessler has performed extensive presentations supporting positive cognitive effects of bilingualism in children in multiple socioeconomic settings.
In recognition of her exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Kessler has accrued several honors throughout her career, including several from the University of Texas at San Antonio, such as the Million Dollar Scholar Award, the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Recognition of Teaching Excellence, and the Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award Graduate Level. In addition, she has received numerous grants for her contributions to adult English as a second language programs. For nearly 65 years, Dr. Kessler has served as a Sister of Providence of the St. Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana. This position has been one of the most important and cherished roles she has held throughout her life.
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