Bonnie Sylwester, Interim Associate Director for Curriculum and Assessment

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Email: bsylwest@gmu.edu

Phone: +1 703 993 6003

Office: 1200 Ángel Cabrera Global Center


Bonnie Sylwester, Ph.D. has worked at INTO Mason as the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Assessment since 2017. She oversees matters related to assessment and accreditation and leads program and curricular planning initiatives.

With over 25 years in the field of English language education, Bonnie’s experience includes language teaching, teacher education, curriculum development, as well as program planning and evaluation. She has lived and taught in Spain, Bolivia, Korea, and Namibia.

Bonnie holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in International Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Arts in Instructional System’s Development with a concentration in TESOL from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

She has taught a variety of courses for INTO Mason, including EAP 507 – Graduate Communication in the Disciplines, EAP 405 – Advanced Speaking and Listening for International Business Students, and beginning and intermediate level Workplace English classes.