Curriculum Vitae

Jordan D. Gusich            



Academic Specialist, Program for Intensive English, Senior Assistant Director of Academic Affairs (July 2016 - Present)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Indianapolis, Indiana (Aug. 2014 - Present)
  • Visiting Clinical Lecturer, Program for Intensive English, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Recruitment (Aug 2014 - June 2015)
  • Building international and educational relations.
  • Recruiting international students seeking intellectual transformations and English language development at the world-class Program for Intensive English at IUPUI.
  • Developing state-of-the-art curriculum to facilitate and accelerate student learning at the world-class Program for Intensive English at IUPUI.
  • Designing and administering teacher development workshops.
  • Teaching all skills and levels of English throughout the year. 
  • Supervise undergraduate internships and graduate practica.

Faculty, Intensive English Program, English Instructor

Spring International Language Center – University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas (Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2014)
  • Taught English to prepare students for the American academy. (20 contact hours/week)
  • Assisted with syllabi and materials development associated with courses taught as well as input into overall program curricula.
  • Presented at faculty workshops on teaching methodology and materials development.
  • Assisted with The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) process.
  • Co-chaired Professional Development Committee (Fall 2013-Fall 2014) 
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas (Spring 2014)
  • Taught and developed TESOL Methods course for M. Ed. TESOL and M.A.T. programs by applying foundational principles of applied linguistic and educational theory to ESL teaching and differentiated instruction.
Associate Faculty, Department of Applied Linguistics, English Instructor 
Peking University Health Science Center Beijing, China (Spring 2012)
  • 2nd Year Writing for English Majors: Academic Writing (2 sections)
  • Graduate Speaking: Conference and Presentation Discourse (2 section)
  • Senior Thesis adviser and defense committee member. (5 students)
  • Developed syllabus and materials for courses taught. 
  • Initiated curriculum reform for writing program of English majors.
Associate Faculty, Department of English, EAP Program
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Indianapolis, Indiana (Fall 2011)
      • Provide novice users of English with language support so that they can more fully participate in their academic program of study while offering maximum student-teacher interaction through student-centered communicative teaching and delivering individual attention and conferences as the need arises.
      • Regularly attend workshops on methods and techniques including CALL as well as proctor and assess placement tests in the EAP Program. 
      • G 011, English as a Second Language II – focuses on academic reading and grammar skills. 
      • W 131, Elementary Composition – focuses on academic writing skills including rhetorical knowledge, critical reading, and process writing in order to prepare novice writers of English to fully participate and succeed in their respective fields.
      Associate Faculty, Department of English, Writing Program
      Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Indianapolis, Indiana (Fall 2011)
      • Offer lessons diverse in content and purpose, yet united in quality, which support the University’s mission and its Principles of Undergraduate Learning in unique and exciting ways.
      • Regularly attend workshops and professional development seminars on teaching writing methodology, composition, and rhetoric.
      • W 131, Elementary Composition – focuses on writing skills, which promote experience with different kinds of writing for various audiences, development of important rhetorical skills such as developing a purpose, identifying a viable audience, writing to appeal to that audience, and negotiating the language requirements for success with selected genres.
      Associate Instructor, Department of English, EAP Program
      Indiana University (IUPUI) Indianapolis, Indiana (Spring 2010)        
      •  Assisted senior lecturer/assistant director of the EAP program with day to day teacherly duties for an EAP freshman composition class including lesson planning, running classroom activities, student conferencing, assessing writing, and creating assignments

      EFL Teacher 

      Chung Dahm Foreign Language Institute Seoul, South Korea (November 2008-Feb. 2010)
      • Taught Elementary and Middle school students using modern communicative and task-based methodology – 2 classes a day, 6 days a week.
      • Facilitated multiple levels of courses ranging from low intermediate to advanced English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar, as well as test preparation skills.
      • Advised colleagues on teaching methodology through individual feedback as well as staff workshops.
      • Collaborated with the director of studies to design and implement intensive weekend courses. 

      EFL Teacher 

      Kontext School of Foreign Languages Belgrade, Serbia (September 2007- August 2008)
      • Taught English as a foreign language for a multitude of purposes including general English, test preparation, and business English – 3 classes per day, 5 groups a week, multiple one-on-one.
      • Utilized, designed, and adapted an assortment of the latest resources and materials available to deliver student-based, communicative lessons planned at my discretion.
      • Collaborated with colleagues to conduct and attend workshops on teaching methodology.  

      EFL Teacher

      International House World Organization Kharkov, Ukraine (August 2006- August-2007)

      • Taught English to a range of age groups including teens and adults utilizing communicative and task-based methodology – 2 classes a day, 6 groups a week, multiple one-on-one.
      • Worked with general English groups and corporate clients as well as individual students.
      • Attended weekly workshops presented by highly qualified and experienced faculty members. 


      Indiana University Bloomington, IN
      • Pursuing Ed.D. in Higher Education (2017- )
        • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, School of Education
        • Minor: Public Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
        • Graduate Certificate: Institutional Research
      TESOL International Association
      • Certificate: Best Practices of Online English Language Teaching (June 2020)
      • Completed three 60 hour courses and a 20 hour capstone earning IACET accredited 20 Continuing Education Units
      Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Indianapolis, IN
      • Master of Arts in English with TESOL Concentration (May 2012)
      • Graduate Certificate in TESOL (August 2011)
      School of International Training ESL Certificate (May 2006)
      • Received invaluable practical training through teaching demonstrations, lesson planning and analysis, practice teaching, feedback, and self-reflection.
      • Developed and applied skills in teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and culture.

      Indiana University Bloomington, IN

      • Engaged in Graduate Non-Degree courses in Department of Slavic Languages (Sept. 2004- Aug. 2006)
      • Attended the Summer School of Croatian Language and Culture at the University of Zagreb, Croatia (Summer 2006)
      • Attended the Summer Workshop in Serbian Language and Culture in Valjevo, Serbia. (Summer 2005)

      Indiana University Bloomington, IN

      • B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice, Minor in Sociology, May 2001

      Administrative Positions

      Research Assistant and Liaison International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) and Peking University, Health Science Center (Spring 2012)

      • Coordinated cross-cultural efforts in a research project designed to explore linguistic indicators of medical adherence in Chinese diabetes patients’ health narratives.
      • Trained interviewers, coordinated IRB approval of team, and advised team on research methodology. 

      Faculty Assistant IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, Dean's Office (September 2010-Summer 2011, 2012 intermittent consultation)

      • Assisted Chancellor’s Professor of History, Dean of Academic Affairs, with requested research inquiries on European immigration patterns to the US.
      • Gathered valuable data for Dean of Academic Affairs regarding best practices of post-secondary education administration.
      • Managed Associate Faculty Office Suite consisting of 26 cubicles and utilized by over 100 part-time faculty. Duties include:
          • Coordinate faculty workspace and storage.
          • Create and administer policy regarding operation and use of office space.
          • Generally assist faculty and students with their daily needs in the Associate Faculty Office.

       Faculty Assistant Department of English, IUPUI (January 2011-Summer 2011)

      • Gathered historic data regarding student enrollment and other course information for Department Chair in order to assist with upcoming external review and departmental annual report.
      • Manipulated data utilizing Excel skills to create palatable charts and graphs for upcoming external review and for multiple English Department program directors’ edification. 
      • Assisted Chair of English department with current Second Language Acquisition research on materials development for Language for Specific Purposes.

      Circulation Assistant University Library, IUPUI (Fall 2010)

      • Attended to patrons essential needs regarding effective use of all library resources including research assistance when necessary. 
      • Maintained circulation of items utilizing extreme attention to detail, acute organizational tactics, and proficient knowledge of the Library of Congress system.

      Presentations and Publications

      • Author Kane, S., Gusich, J., & Upton, T. (2020). Sound and simple approach to an extensive reading project. INTESOL Journal, 17(1), Article 1.
      • Author Gusich, J. & Colantonio, L. (2020) Rethinking Summative Assessments while Pivoting to Online Teaching, EnglishUSA Journal, Fall
      • Presenter "Government Connection: Recruiting and Retaining International Students for Intensive English Programs" NAFSA Webinar with Emilija Zlatkovska (University of Southern Indiana), Melissa Deschamps (EducationUSA), and Ana Villavicencio (EducationUSA) August 2020
      • Presenter “Hot Topics in IEP’s” with Thom Upton, Emilija Zlatskova, Mary Theresa Seig, and Deborah McMillan. INTESOL Conference, Indianapolis, IN (Dec. 2018)
      • Presenter "Sound and Simple Approach to an Extensive Reading Project" with Sarah Grace Fraser. TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Chicago, IL (March 2018)
      • Presenter “Hot Topics in IEP’s” with Emilija Zlatskova. INTESOL Conference, Indianapolis, IN (Nov. 2016)
      • Presenter “Launching a New Intensive English Program” with Ken Janjigian. NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference, Denver, CO (May 2016)
      • Presenter “Finding the right English placement test.” INTESOL Conference, Indianapolis, IN (Nov. 2015)
      • Presenter “International Art Students’ English Needs and Ways to Meet Them” with Melissa Hopson. NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference, Boston, MA (May 2015)
      • Author Connor, U., Guo, L., Gusich, J., & Dobson, K. (2015) Adapting methodology to diverse cultural contexts. In Antón, M. & Goering, E. (Eds.). Understanding patients’ voices: A multimethod approach to health discourse. John Benjamin Publishing Company. pp. 123-134
      • Presenter “Curriculum Development from the Perspective of a New English Language Program” INTESOL Conference, Indianapolis, IN (November 2014)
      • Presenter “Including Students’ Voices in Needs Analysis: The Case of ‘Feedforward’ in an EAP Writing Course” INTESOL Conference, Indianapolis, IN (November 2013)
      • Presenter “Formulaic Language: Blurring Grammar and Vocabulary in the ESL Classroom” ARKTESOL Conference, Rogers, AR (October 2013)
      • Presenter "Make Your Own Board Game: Contextualizing Spoken Interaction Using Technology" TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Dallas, TX (March 2013)
      • Invited Panel Presenter “Thinking Beyond Graduation: Take a Year to Teach Abroad.” International Education Week, University of Arkansas Graduate School and International Education (November 2012)
      • Presenter “Reliving and Analyzing the Past: A Genre Approach to Memoir Writing in an EFL Setting.” LaTESOL Conference, New Orleans, LA (October 2012)
      • Presenter “The Intercultural Application of a Linguistic Research Method: A Pilot Study Analyzing Chinese Type 2 Diabetes Patients’ Discourse” with Kate Dobson. Intercultural Rhetoric Conference, Indianapolis, IN (August 2012)
      • Presenter “Diagrams and Flow Charts for Textual Organization: Visual Representations for Comprehension and Assessment – Reading for Academic Purposes” with Suzan Stamper and Honnor Orlando. IN-TESOL, Indianapolis, IN (November 2011)
      • Workshop Co-facilitator "Enhancing Academic Classroom Discourse for Optimum Communication" The Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff council (APAFSC) & Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion of IUPUI (November 2011)
      • Featured Speaker “Teaching EFL – Experiences from Abroad” The 2011 Fall Career Week, Liberal Arts Career Development Office, IUPUI, School of Liberal Arts (October, 2011)
      • Featured Speaker “Developing a Materials Portfolio for an ESP Intensive Intercultural Communication Writing Class” with Lauren Harvey, Bird Potter, Daisy Xian. Graduate TESOL Materials Seminar, Indiana University, Indianapolis (July 2011)
      • Featured Panel Presenter “The Real Young Professionals of Indianapolis” Career Development Fair. School of Liberal Arts. Indiana University, Indianapolis. (May 2011)
      • Featured Speaker “The Communicative Language Teaching Approach as Observed in an ESL Classroom” with Therese Chatelaine, and Cynthia Carr. Graduate TESOL Methodology Seminar. Indiana University, Indianapolis. (March 2011)
      • Poster Presenter “A Mini Case Study of an English Language Learner: An Analysis of a Korean’s Spoken English” Culminating Poster Presentation Session of a Graduate Second Language Acquisition Course. Indiana University, Indianapolis. (December 2010)

      Awards and Scholarships

      • IUPUI Graduate International Experience Award for excellence in overseas teaching and English language curriculum enhancement at Peking University Health Science Center. (March 2012)
      • Joan and Larry Cimino Award for Excellence in Intercultural Communication for the paper, “Translation of an Interview Protocol.” Co-authored with Kate Dobson. (February 2012)
      • IUPUI Tuition Scholarship Full tuition remittance. (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
      • The Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council (APAFSC) Fellowship for linguistic and discursive instruction and support for the APAFSC . (Fall 2011)