Matthew Dame

  • Part-Time Master Lecturer

Research Concentration

  • Teacher Education


BA, Centenary College, 1997 


EdD, USC, 2017


  • Critical Reflection • Authenticity • Heritage Language Learners
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Matthew  Dame

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Matthew Dame, EdD has over a decade of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in ESL, EAP, public speaking, and TESOL education at American Language Institute, International Language Academy, and the Rossier School of Education at USC. He also has a wide range of international teaching experience in public and private language schools in Russia, Morocco, and the Czech Republic. He has spent eighteen years teaching English language skills at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels in both regular and intensive ESL programs in the US and abroad. His teaching interests include critical pedagogy, social justice education, teacher training, multi and plurilingualism, and communicative language teaching methodology. He is also active in conducting, presenting, and publishing research in critical reflection, translanguaging, heritage language learning, and authenticity in language teaching. 

Awards and Grants

Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Achievement Award     09/22                                                        

Courses Taught

EDUC 526

EDUC 596

EDUC 599B 

EDUC 655

EDUC 649