Sherry L Steeley


Associate Teaching Professor


Center for Language Education and Development (CLED)
General profile


Dr. Sherry L. Steeley is an Associate Teaching Professor with the Center for Language Education and Development's Office of Special Programs at Georgetown University. Her research interests include language, culture, teacher education and technology, teacher identity, and multilingual/multicultural education. Dr. Steeley has extensive English language teaching experience in secondary, post-secondary, and graduate-level, including vocational ESL and content-based instruction. She has done teacher education for pre- and in-service teachers in communicative approaches, culturally responsive instruction, constructivist approaches to language teaching, methods of teaching reading and writing, and curriculum design. Dr. Steeley has extensive experience with international teachers as program designer, instructor, and PI on both State Department and USAID -funded programs for educational exchange and teacher education. Prior to undertaking a full time career in education, Dr. Steeley was an economic officer with the U.S. Department of State; in addition to a PhD in Education, Dr. Steeley holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, has worked in Africa, South and East Asia, and Central Europe, and has studied six foreign languages.


  • PhD (2005) George Mason University, Education
  • MA (1990) Johns Hopkins SAIS, International Relations /Economics
  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude (1988) Mount St. Mary's College, Political Science
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  • Czech (speak, read, write)
  • French (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (read, write)