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Catherine Madden serves the Intensive English Program as the associate director and is a proud member of the NC State Wolfpack. She has worked in the field of ESL both as a teacher and program administrator for more than 25 years. Ms. Madden holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and culture from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in education (TESOL) from Boston University. Before moving to North Carolina, Ms. Madden worked with the English & Certificates Program for Internationals at the University of California-Irvine as the director of academic affairs. Once in North Carolina, Ms. Madden held the position of ESL coordinator for the Durham Public Schools and later served as an ESL program coordinator in Wake Tech’s Basic Skills Program. In the classroom, she has had the privilege of teaching all skills involved in English language learning to all types of language learners including bilingual elementary children, university-bound internationals and business executives from around the world. One of her most interesting experiences was being selected to tutor the Chinese actor, (Li Lianjie) Jet Li. Ms. Madden currently serves two professional organizations (TESOL and NAFSA) as a reviewer for national conference proposals within the field of ESL and has presented at the NCAIE and Carolina TESOL conferences on the topic of professional development.
Master of Education, TESOL, Boston University
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language and Culture, University of Virginia