English Language Institute

M. Christine O'Neill

  • Standards Supervisor
  • Instructor

Education & Training

  • M.A. Applied Linguistics with a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. English-Creative Writing, University of Pittsburgh

ESL and Teaching Interests

  • Grammar; Error Analysis, Program Accreditation

Presentations and Publications

  • 2017 Engaging in Accreditation: Benefits to the Profession, Program, and Reviewer with Paul Angelis, Nicole Martello, and Heather McNaught, TESOL International Convention, Seattle, WA
  • 2015 Proficiency vs Achievement with R. Mucklo, Three Rivers TESOL Fall Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2014 Applying Standards in ESL Education, panel presentation, Three Rivers TESOL Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2012 Building an Excellent English Language Program, TESOL Pre-Conference Institute with Mary Reeves, Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA), Alexandria, VA, Bruce Rindler, Boston University, Boston, MA, Teresa O’Donnell, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), Alexandria, VA; Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 Conducting Research within Intensive English Programs; written with Dawn McCormick, Alan Juffs, Dorolyn Smith and Lois Wilson; presented with Dawn McCormick and Dorolyn Smith; TESOL International Convention, Seattle, WA
  • 2006 "Serving Three Mistresses in CALL: Students, Instructors, Researchers" with Dawn E. McCormick and Claire Bradin Siskin; Calico Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Professional Memberships

  • TESOL International Association
  • Three Rivers TESOL

Overseas Experience

  • Botswana, Ireland


  • Setswana, Spanish, American Sign Language

Personal Interests

  • Hiking, photography, bird-watching