Karma C. Dolma

I am presently teaching EAP/ESL at Qatar University (QU) and this is my sixth year here.  I have also been active in organizing the annual international ELT conference here at QU for several years. My department reminds me very much of the culture at CIE due to its innovative nature as well as the cultural diversity of the faculty. 


Many years ago, when the late Professor David Kinsey (my advisor) mentioned that he had a doctorate in Islamic Studies, I realized that I would somehow develop close ties with the Islamic region! The journey started with a U.S. English Language Fellow teaching award in Bahrain, followed by a U.S. Fulbright teaching award in Indonesia, and subsequently teaching jobs at universities in Bahrain and in Qatar. In between these jobs, I also worked for a year at SIT as the senior program coordinator for a grant-funded project, and taught briefly at the Northern Virginia Community College and at the University of Delaware.  


Here in Qatar, I am accompanied by my delightful daughter Ming, who is a junior in high school. Most likely, we will return to the States for her college studies, during which I hope to make it to one of CIE's anniversary celebrations.  My years at CIE and at UMass/Amherst have always been memorable, for which I am thankful.  Among the CIE alumni, Lisa Deyo, Rosela Gementiza and Elias Moning are usually on my radar via FB :)  [2-21]


Email: kcdolma@yahoo.com


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