Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Albertson College Professor Honored Locally and Nationally

2005. 10. 18.

CALDWELL (Idaho) Albertson College of Idaho professor Dr. Ellen Batt is gaining recognition from Idaho to Ecuador.

At the recent fall state conference of the Idaho Association for Bilingual Education, Batt was named Outstanding College Professor of the Year. Batt was initially nominated by CofI students who have studied German and Educational Linguistics with her during the past two years. The Treasure Valley Chapter of IABE then selected Batt from other nominations submitted from the region and forwarded her name on for the award presented at the state conference.

Batt is also receiving attention internationally. She has also been asked to give a presentation entitled Paradoxes Created by Language Policy for Social Justice: Conflicts with Research in Applied Linguistics at the Universidad de las Am ricas in Puebla, M xico on October 27.

She will also be traveling to the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador in the near future. The university has invited her to give two seminars for graduate students in the Masters in Education program and an evening university-wide lecture for faculty and students on the history of the English language.

Dr. Batt has been teaching in the Modern Foreign Language department at Albertson College of Idaho since 1983. She currently an associate director of modern foreign language and education at the Caldwell college. She received her doctoral degree in Education from Boise State University.

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