For his undergraduate studies, Austin Kaufmann went to Goshen College, a small liberal arts school, where he majored in secondary English education and minored in ESL. He earned his MA in TESOL from American University in Washington, DC. Austin has taught English to non-native speakers in public high schools in the U.S. and in Kyrgyzstan (with the US Peace Corps), at a private institute in Washington, DC, and in university programs in both Washington, DC, and in Seoul, South Korea. He has also taught in TESOL teacher-training programs both domestically and abroad. Austin’s professional interests include pronunciation, educational technology, curriculum development, and materials design. In addition to teaching ESL at Michigan State University, Austin also serves as an Educational Technology Specialist and plans the annual National Geographic Learning | Michigan State University Learning Symposium. He also is a member of the Americana music trio, The Dangling Participles.