Professor Lazaris has been part of CSUNs TESL program since its inception focusing on teacher training and assessment. She has been the Director of Academic Programs of the Intensive English (IEP)/Student Success/International Programs at CSUN and has worked on program development and teacher training with universities and organizations in Korea, China, and Japan and Cultural Offices for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman. She was the assessment expert for the Afghan women's group project through the State Department and conducted a comprehensive study on international student proficiency levels and implemented the graduate TOEFL waiver, part CSUNs admissions process. She has run official ETS testing centers at CSUN offering the TOEFL iBT and TOEIC and also with Cambridge offering the IELTS exam. She has contributed to and authored various publications. Her most recent in 2020 is entitled “Mapping a Culturally-Responsive Information Literacy Journey for International Students: Interdisciplinary Approach.” In Envisioning the Framework: A Graphic Guide to Information Literacy. She is the 2014 CSUN Presidential Award recipient, the 2020 TESOL international incoming chair of the Affiliate Network Professional Council (ANPC), and the 2016-2018 English USA Vice President of Outreach. She loves travelling, having been to Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Italy, Korea, UK, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Zambia.
- M.A. 1983, Cleveland State University
- post-baccalaureate 1979, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- B.A. 1977, Cleveland State University
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