Areas of Expertise
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Language teaching methodology
- Adult learning
Dr. Nikki Ashcraft holds an M.S. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia. During her TESOL career, Dr. Ashcraft has taught English as a second/foreign language and trained teachers in the U.S., Mexico, Chile, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. She joined the University of Missouri in 2011 and currently teaches graduate courses through Mizzou Online to teachers working around the world. Dr. Ashcraft is the author of Lesson Planning (TESOL Press, 2014) and formerly served as Chair of the TESOL International Association’s Teacher Education Interest Section. In 2016, Dr. Ashcraft was named by the TESOL International Association as one of 30 Up and Coming leaders in the field of TESOL.