Elizabeth Holden Wagenheim holds a Masters in Instructional Systems Development/TESOL from UMBC and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. She has run a community-based ESL adult ESL program, worked as an ESL Specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education, and has taught academic ESL on the community college level. In addition to work in the U.S., Elizabeth has conducted teacher-training in Hungary and Senegal. Elizabeth has served in the leadership of Maryland TESOL and TESOL, Inc. Her professional interests are in program development and evaluation, service learning, and the role of vocabulary in language learning.