Tasha Bleistein, PhD


Interim Associate Dean; Director, Online TESOL Programs; Professor, Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2414

Fax: (626) 815-3871

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Ronald Building, Room 147D

Tasha Bleistein, PhD, began her career teaching in Honduras. In 2000, she moved to China, where she lived for nine years teaching English and studying Mandarin; the majority of her time was spent in Ningxia. Upon her return to the U.S., she taught in community colleges and universities in Oregon. She is passionate about helping equip students to be TESOL professionals in the U.S. and around the world. She enjoys cooperative research on professional development and teaching.


  • PhD, Intercultural Education
  • BS, Social Studies and Secondary Education

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • TESOL Pedagogy
  • Professional Development
  • Chinese English Educators’
  • Professional Development
  • Course Design

Courses Taught

  • TESL 545 – Second-language Pedagogy I
  • TESL 550 – Second-language Pedagogy II
  • TESL 557 – Reflective Teaching
  • TESL 560 – Language Program Design