Tammy Gregersen, a professor of TESOL at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, received her MA in education and PhD in linguistics in Chile. First and foremost, though, she is a teacher. She is co-author, with Sarah Mercer, on the new Oxford title, Teacher Wellbeing (2020), and with Peter MacIntyre, on Capitalizing on Language Learner Individuality and Optimizing Language Learners’ Nonverbal Communication in the Language Classroom. Dr. Gregersen is also a co-editor with Peter and Sarah of Positive Psychology in SLA and Innovations in Language Teacher Education. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and contributed numerous chapters in applied linguistics anthologies on individual differences, teacher education, language teaching methodology, positive psychology, and nonverbal communication in language classrooms. She is passionate about exploring other cultures and has enjoyed the opportunities presented by participation in international conferences around the world.
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