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Dr. Albert Michael Riskus

Assistant Professor

Dr. A. Michael Riskus, Ed.D. has been teaching English for nearly 20 years. He has taught various grade levels ranging from middle school to post-graduate students in the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates. He believes in creating authentic learning experiences for his students and his research interests include collaborative and continuous professional development.


    Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation (Arizona State University, 2011)

    Master of Science in Secondary English Education (Hofstra University, 2003)

    Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Delaware, 2002)

    Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults / CELTA (British Council, 2016)

Teaching Areas

    •   English

    •   English as a Second Language

    •   Teacher Development

Research Interests

    • Collaborative, continuous teacher professional development

    • Professional learning communities

    • Action-research in the ESL classroom


    Riskus, M. (2018). A Review of Research Notes, Issue 64: The Impact of Creativity on Teaching Practices. ELT Research, 33, 38-41.

    Jones, R. & Riskus, A. (2017). Extraversion and Introversion in Young Adult ESL Learners. In Educating for Change: Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Education 2017. (pp. 23-29). Kobe, Japan: International Academic Forum.

    Zambo, D. & Riskus, A.M. (2014). Three years out and eight thousand miles away: How action research and support developed a scholarly and influential practitioner. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, 1(9), 1-14. Retrieved from: http://www.cojeel.org.

    Riskus, A.M. (2011). The contribution of professional development to a middle-school team’s collaboration and instructional learning (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ASU Library Digital Repository. (Item No. 9221)

Dr. Albert Michael Riskus
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