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Gary Whitby Gary Whitby

P/T Instructor - English
English and Humanities Division

Office: Molstead Library 209D
Phone: (208) 665-5435
Email: Gary.Whitby@nic.edu


M.A., California State University, Los Angeles, TESL
B.A., Azusa Pacific University, International Studies
A.A., College of the Canyons, Liberal Arts

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I grew up as the son of an optical engineer who turned linguist and worked in the mountains of Papua New Guinea to decipher the unwritten language of the people there and set up schools so that that language would not be lost. Our family opened its doors to internationals from Finland, China, Mexico, Chile and countless others in homestays and because of that my older brother spent years in Guatemala and Russia working with Bible translations on tape and planting churches and my sister also spent several years with her husband on a remote island north of PNG decoding the language of a particular tribe. As for myself, I ended up marrying a Chilean coming out of the trying times of the country’s transitions and fathered 3 children who were born and partially raised in Japan during the 10 years living and teaching there and who are now in different parts the world.
     I have taught both matriculated and non-matriculated graduate and undergraduate students in ESL and Japanese for the past 21 years as well as K-12 and adult education in the EFL context in Japan. My administration experience ranges from 2 years as the Assistant Director of the IEP at The Ohio State University to 2 years as the Acting Director there during a period of transition. In addition, my involvement in instructional technologies in software development, presentations, and in its practical use in the classroom as well as my roles in conducting IT workshops for faculty and students here and abroad has been a significant impetus in my role as an administrator and teacher. We moved to Idaho in the fall of 2016 and are loving the beauty of this area!

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