Aniseh (Vanessa) Ghaderi

Position: Teaching and research faculty


Education: B.A., English; M.A., English; independent course work to earn qualification as a TESOL professional; doctoral candidate, Instructional Design and Technology, Virginia Tech

More about Vanessa: Ms. Ghaderi has worked with the institute since 2000, when she joined the faculty to teach the Bridge and Academic and Professional Writing courses. Since that time, she has taught a variety of classes and worked with students at every level of proficiency. In addition to teaching, she has also coordinated the Pre-MBA Program and the USTC Summer Program, and she has organized and supervised the English Proficiency Test for graduate students at Virginia Tech and the TOEFL iBT administered in Blacksburg. 

In 2011, she became one of the first full-time teaching and research faculty at the institute. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in the program of Instructional Design and Technology, researching technology for language instruction, as well as coordinating and instructing the Bridge Program for the institute.