Timothy A. Micek, D.A., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Education and
Director of the Master of Arts in TESOL program at Ohio Dominican University.
Dr. Micek earned the Doctor of Arts in English from Illinois State University, where
he completed his dissertation, "Effects of Dedicated Reading on ESL Writing," under
the direction of Margaret S. "Peg" Steffensen.
Among other activities at ISU, he won the 1992 Illinois TESOL/BE $1,000 Scholarship
in Honor of Virginia Welninski and chaired the 1991 Illinois TESOL/BE Graduate Student
When he first came to Ohio Dominican, Dr. Micek taught ESL, TESOL and other courses.
Since becoming director, he has focused on TESOL, including foundations, linguistics,
research, and practicum/student teaching.
He has published several articles in peer-reviewed publications and made numerous
presentations at professional meetings. His research interests include program administration
and development, professionalism, reflective teaching, and clinical supervision. He
has done extensive service in the field.
Dr. Micek is a member of the Ohio ELL Assessment Advisory Board Committee and served
two terms as the Research/Teacher Education/Applied Linguistics Interest Section Representative
on the Ohio TESOL Board of Directors. He co-developed the English as an Additional
Language handbook for edTPA.
He participated in the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project and the Ohio Department
of Education ELL Standards Workgroup. He also coordinated the Bilingual Interpreter
Training Program for the state of Ohio and was a certified examiner for the Michigan
English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
Dr. Micek has taught in China and Korea, and he has traveled to Greece, Italy and
Saudi Arabia, the latter on a Joseph J. Malone Faculty Fellowship from the National
Council on United States-Arab Relations.