Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, PhD, is Associate Professor of English Education, currently serving in the Mutilingual Multicultural Studies Unit of the Department of Teaching and Learning in NYU Steinhardt and the Teaching & Learning Teacher Residency Program. She is also the co-founder and academic director of ISEP, an English conversation and culture program for spouses and families of international students at NYU. in collaboration with the NYU Office of Global Services. Miriam was Director of Doctoral and Post-MA Programs in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies: TESOL and Bilingual Education through 2019.
An English-dominant speaker from a Yiddish-speaking home in Brooklyn, NY, her language background also includes Spanish, French, and Hebrew. She has worked with second-language learners from K-adult in the Metropolitan area, has mentored second-language teachers and researchers, and has held various leadership positions on local and national levels. She currently represents the Eastern Region on the National Association for Bilingual Education Executive Board Miriam is also the Hebrew language delegate for the New York State Association for Bilingual Education and is an active member of the Hispanic Education Coalition. Finally, she serves on the National and NY State task forces for the Seal of Biliteracy. .
Many of Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth's research interests center on cross-cultural communication, with language as a mediator of individual and group perceptions and values. She is also interested in supporting L2 acquisition through the affordances of technology and has contributed to the development of Actionthroughwords, an online English course about the United Nations. She was honored as 2018-2019 Bilingual Teacher of the Year by the New York State Association for Bilingual Education and has received teaching awards from NYU Steinhardt and New York State TESOL. .