Bonny Páez

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Bonny Páez


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Campus: Fairfax

Bonny Páez is a Theoretical Linguist. She is currently the Academic English Program Coordinator and a full-time Senior Instructor at INTO Mason. Bonny is originally from Venezuela, where she obtained a degree in Marketing followed by a degree in Business Management. During this time, she founded and ran a successful language academy.

After moving to the U.S. in 2004, she assisted Author Darryl Kehrer (U.S. House of Representatives) in the writing of the book "Across the Aisle: The Seven-Year Journey of the Historic Montgomery GI Bill (University Press of Mississippi), which inspired her to continue her education. She received  a Masters in English with a concentration in Theoretical Linguistics from George Mason University in 2010. Concurrently, she earned a TESOL certificate. Bonny remained in GMU, where she taught a variety of courses in the English, Linguistics, English Language Institute, and the Modern and Classical Languages departments. By 2015, she had completed all the PhD coursework in the Theoretical Linguistics Doctoral Program. Her areas of research and work included phonology, statistical learning models, artificial languages and second language acquisition.

Bonny has taught a variety of courses in the Pathways and Academic English programs at INTO Mason since 2013. In addition to her role as the Academic English Program Coordinator, Bonny is also the chair of the INTO Mason Academic Integrity task force, vice-chair of the Faculty Assembly, and serves in the Faculty Affairs Committee. 

Bonny is dedicated to her students' English  learning adventure. She understands the challenges of moving to a new country and acquiring a new language, so  she incorporates her international experiences and global perspectives into her teaching. Beyond her passion for education, she enjoys the outdoors. Bonny has an Advanced Scuba Diving Certificate, and considers herself an abstract artist, an avid traveler, and a gourmet cook.