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James Smoot teaches integrated skills and reading, writing, and research courses in the IEP. He has taught English for more than twenty years in China, Poland, Slovenia, Syria, Turkey and several other countries. In 2010 he completed his Ph.D. in Cultural and Religious Studies at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. James speaks Turkish and some Spanish and Slovene. He has also worked as a journalist and carpenter. His passions are bicycles, squash, and wandering the forests looking for mushrooms.
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, Fakultete za družbene vede (Faculty of Social Sciences), University of Ljubljana. Dissertation title, “The”Commodification of Evangelical Identity.”
Preceptorship in Teaching Composition, University of Arizona, 1994
Master of Science, Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language,
Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1992.
Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude, College Honors, phi kappi phi, Political Science with a minor in history, Georgia State University 1986.