Author Profile

Geraldine de Berly | Vice Provost of Continuing and Professional Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Current Position and Past Experience
Geraldine de Berly is the Vice Provost of Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a position she took on in 2016. This followed 18 years at Syracuse University, where she most recently served as Senior Associate Dean of University College. She also served as Director of the Syracuse University English Language Institute, a position she held since 1998.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, de Berly was the Founding Director of the Center for Intensive Training in English at New Mexico State University. She was with NMSU for 13 years, also serving as an Associate Professor of ESL and the Coordinator of ITA.

Education, Honors and Achievements
De Berly was awarded her BA in Political Science from Stanford University and her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Essex. She received her PhD in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University.

In 2000 she earned the Award for Excellence from the University Continuing Education Association for programmatic excellence. In 2011, she was recognized by the UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region for Outstanding Leadership and Distinguished Service. In 2012, she was named the International Educator of the Year by the International Center of Syracuse. In 2014, she received the International Leadership Award from UPCEA.

Of paramount interest to de Berly are standards in program and service delivery to international students. She was TESOL’s first representative on the Commission on English Language Accreditation (1999-2001) and sits on the American International Recruitment Council Certification Board (chair 2012-13). Active in the international activities of UPCEA, she has served as a commissioner on the International Affairs Commission, chaired Global Associates and is past chair of the International Network. She also served on the Institute of International Education National Screening Committee for English Teaching Assistantships in Central America, South America, and Mexico (2010-12)

Originally from Cuba, she is widely travelled and is fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
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