Wayne J. Pate
Wayne J. Pate, Ed.D., was born in Seagraves, TX, on the Llano Estacado of West Texas, and currently lives in Houston. He worked his way through college in the oilfields of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, then did graduate work at the University of Kansas before beginning a career of more than 30 years in public education. He holds a B. A. with High Honors in history and Spanish from the University of North Texas, an M.Ed. in Elementary/Bilingual Education from the Texas Woman’s University, and a doctorate in Bilingual Education/Teacher Training from Texas A & I University. He studied at Moscow St. University in the summer of 1995 on a Hayes-Fullbright Fellowship, and has also studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain, as well as in Mexico. He spent 12 years teaching in public school classrooms, and has since been a principal, director of Bilingual and foreign language programs and worked at the Texas Education Agency. He worked for four years as a Lecturer in Multicultural-Bilingual Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies and Teacher Certification at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and currently is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston in Curriculum and Instruction. He has published twenty articles on language theory and language learning, and served a year as Chair of the National Advisory Committee for GED Testing. His year at Khakasskii State University, in Abakan, Khakassia, will involve teaching ESL at the University, training ESL teachers, and assisting with any aspects of the ESL program, as needed.