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Profile of Ronald Morren

Ronald Morren

International Literacy Consultant - SIL International
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Ronald Morren Profile :
International Literacy Consultant - SIL International
Ronald Morren Biography :


Ed.D. New Mexico State University, 1977

M.A. Teaching New Mexico State University, 1969

M.A. Michigan State University, 1967

B.S. Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee, 1964

Current positions

Associate Professor in the Department of Language Development, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas (1999- )

Adjunct Associate Professor, Linguistic Department, University of Texas at Arlington (1984- )

International Literacy Consultant, SIL (2005- )

Other experience

Instructor of Developmental Reading and Workforce Education, Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas (1995-1999)

Instructor, English as a Second Language, Mountain View College, Dallas (1995-1996)

Assistant to SIL's Vice President for the Americas Area (1989-1993)

Associate Director TX SIL (1987-1989)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Instructor of English as a Second Language to Master of Business Administration candidates, University of Dallas, Irving (1988-1989)

Technical Advisor in Curriculum Development to Guatemala's Bilingual Education Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the Guatemalan Ministry of Education, to produce Mayan/Spanish bilingual educational materials for grades K-2 for the four largest Mayan languages in Guatemala. InterAmerica Research Associates, Inc., Rosslyn, Virginia (1980-1983)

Summer Institute of Linguistics, Manila, Philippines, Coordinator of Literacy Department, Technical Advisor in the development of literacy programs and materials for more than 50 minority groups

Field linguist for the Sama Bangingi (population 80,000) (1973-1976)

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Recipient of Education Professions Development Act fellowship for studies in education with emphasis in the teaching of reading and adult literacy, Graduate Assistant: supervised college sophomores who were preparing to be teachers and were serving as teacher aides in local junior high schools as part of their work/study program. (1972-1973)


National Association for Bilingual Education (1998- )

Society for Caribbean Linguistics (2003- )

Language proficiency

English (native speaker)

Spanish, Level 3+

Research interests

Bi- and Multilingual Education curriculum development

Teacher training for the above

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography

2001. "Creole-based trilingual education in the Caribbean archipelago of San Andres, Providence and Santa Catalina." Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development Vol. 22, No. 3.

1993. "Educacion bilingue: Cual idioma primero?" Winak Boletin Intercultural Vol. l8, Nos. 1-4, 43-57. ("Bilingual Education: Which language first?" In Guatemala by Mariano Galvez University).

1988. "Curriculum development for bilingual education in Guatemala." Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development Vol. 9, No. 4.

1981. "Socio-psycho-linguistic testing in the development of orthography for a preliterate society." The Seventh LACUS Forum 1980. Columbia, SC: Hornbeam Press.

Selected papers presented

2005. "Twenty years of bilingual education in Guatemala: Is it working?" Paper presented at National Association for Bilingual Education, The 34th Annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas. (Paper co-authored with Dr. Stephen L. Walter.)

2004. "Results of a Creole reading inventory." Presented at Society for Caribbean Linguistics' Curacao Creole Conference. Curacao, The Netherlands Antilles.

2003. "Creole trilingual education-San Andres Island, Caribbean." Presented at Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

2000. "Educating Creole children for the future using Creole based trilingual education: A project description from San Andres, Providence, and Santa Catalina Islands." Presented at Fifth Creole Language Workshop hosted by the Linguistics Program/English Department of Florida International University.

1980. "Socio-Psycho-Linguistic Testing in the Development of an Orthography for a Preliterate Society." Presented at Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

1977. "Procedures Involved in Developing Literacy Materials for a Preliterate Society." Presented at Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Ronald Morren Colleagues :
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Carolyn Miller

Pres., Dir. - USA Please login

Barbara Trudell

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Eugene Burnham

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David Cram

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David Bosma

Dir. - Holland, Australia, Finance Coordinator, SIL Pacific Area Please login

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