English Language Institute

Rob Mucklo

  • Associate Director
  • Instructor

Education & Training

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification for Higher Education with additional graduate-level coursework in Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A. Spanish, Latin American Literature, Cleveland State University
  • B.A. Spanish and Communication, Cleveland State University

ESL and Teaching Interests

  • Writing, Reading, Speaking
  • Curriculum and Materials Development, Teacher Training, Student Life


  • McCormick, D., & Mucklo R. (2018, October). Applying TESOL's 6 Principles to Your Teaching Context.  Workshop for Three Rivers TESOL Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • McCormick, D., McNaught, H., & Mucklo R. (2018, October). Writing Discrete-Point Items for Reading and Listening Comprehension Assessment. Presentation for Three Rivers TESOL Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Sun, J., & Mucklo, R. (2017, November). Models for ESL and Study Abroad Integration. Presentation for NAFSA Region VIII Conference, Morgantown, WV.
  • Ulus, E., Harrison, B., & Mucklo, R. (2017, March). Engaging Students Outside the Classroom: Extracurricular English. Presentation for TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo, Seattle, WA.
  • Song, M., Mucklo, R, & Schmidt, K. (2016, December). Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication. Presentation for Responsible Conduct of Research Center in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Pittsburgh.
  • Mucklo, R., Aleshkina, I., & Zhunussova, R. (2016, November). English for Special Purposes: Meeting the Needs of Students and Teachers. Presentation for Three Rivers TESOL Conference, Slippery, Rock, PA.  
  • Song, M. & Mucklo, R. (2016, February). International Students’ Academic Experience. Part of a one-day workshop “Working with International Students on Your Campus” coordinated by the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Services for Community College of Beaver County, Beaver, PA.
  • O’Neill, M.C., & Mucklo, R. (2015, November). Assessment. Presentation for Three Rivers TESOL Conference, Pittsburgh.
  • Pierce, J., & Mucklo, R. (2015, March). Facing Change: Moving from Paper to Electronic Newsletters and Website Visibility. Presentation for TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo TESOL Affiliate Leadership Council, Toronto.
  • Mucklo, R., McCormick, D., McNaught, H., & Smith, D. (2014, March). English Curriculum Innovation. Presentations for the Brazilian Secretariat of Education coordinated by GlobalPittsburgh and the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, Pittsburgh.

Professional Memberships

  • TESOL International Association
  • Three Rivers TESOL

Overseas Experience

  • Spain, Mexico, Chile, Nicaragua


  • Spanish

Personal Interests

  • Live performances (concerts, musicals, and theater), cooking (international and vegetarian), travel