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Tasha Bleistein, Ph.D.

Director, Online TESOL Programs
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2414
Fax: (626) 815-3871
Tasha Bleistein, Ph.D., began her career teaching in Honduras. In 2000, she moved to China, where she lived for nine years teaching English and studying Mandarin; the majority of her time was spent in Ningxia. Upon her return to the U.S., she taught in community colleges and universities in Oregon. She is passionate about helping equip students to be TESOL professionals in the U.S. and around the world. She enjoys cooperative research on professional development and teaching.


  • Ph.D., Intercultural Education
  • M.A., TESOL
  • B.S., Social Studies and Secondary Education


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL


  • Chinese English Educators’ Professional Development
  • Course Design
  • Professional Development
  • TESOL Pedagogy

Courses Taught

  • TESL 545 – Second-language Pedagogy I
  • TESL 550 – Second-language Pedagogy II
  • TESL 557 – Reflective Teaching
  • TESL 560 – Language Program Design