Lisa Donohoe Luscombe
Education Program Associate and Project Manager,
English Language and Nonproliferation (ELAN) Program
Lisa Donohoe Luscombe is Education Program Associate and Project Manager for the English Language and Nonproliferation (ELAN) Program.
At CNS she develops and teaches curricula on language and nonproliferation issues for the ELAN program, the Visiting Fellows program, and the Critical Issues Forum (CIF).
Areas of Research
- Content-based language education for nonproliferation and international relations
- Curriculum design for nonproliferation and conflict resolution
- Cross-cultural communication
- Language and national identity
- Educational technologies and pedagogical design
Lisa joined CNS in the fall of 2002 as Managing Editor of the Nonproliferation Review, a position she held through 2006. As Education Program Associate, she develops and teaches courses in English language and nonproliferation issues, academic research and writing, and the teaching of language and nonproliferation—both in face-to-face formats and online. She has provided teacher-training workshops in nonproliferation issues for Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia and for high school teachers from Russia's closed cities participating in the CIF program. She has also developed English language curricula for diplomats in the Custom Language Service at MIIS and the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.
Ms. Luscombe has an extensive background in developing educational content for higher education. She has 14 years of teaching and curriculum design and 20 years' experience in development of college- and graduate-level textbooks in pre-med and life science, scientific research editing, and publications management, as well as educational assessment. Before beginning her career in academic, educational, and research publishing in 1985, she taught English, bilingual English, and ESL.
- M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Monterey Institute of International Studies
- California Single-Subject Credential in English
- B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara
- "Partnerships for Global Nuclear Security: An Intercultural, Cross-Disciplinary Model for Bridging Language Proficiency and Content Mastery," Conference proceedings, The Asian Conference on Language Learning, The International Academic Forum (iafor), Osaka, Japan, April 26-28, 2012.
- "Language of Education and Linguistic Identity among Azerbaijani Students," Conference presentation, Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA, March 10, 2012.
- "English Language and Non-proliferation Training Program," in A. Fitzpatrick & R. O'Dowd, English at Work: An Analysis of Case Reports about English Language Training for the 21st-Century Workforce. (Monterey, CA: The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, 2012).
- "Undergraduate Nonproliferation Education in the United States: A Nonproliferation Review Survey of Teaching at Leading US Colleges and Universities," (coauthor) Nonproliferation Review 18, No. 1 (March 2011): 263-295.
- "English in Global Environments: Communicative Language Teaching for Conflict Resolution," ADA Biweekly, Vol. III No. 2 (January 15, 2010).
- "Languages, Culture, and Education for Nonproliferation Policy," (coauthor) in M. Gueldry (Ed.), How Globalizing Professions Deal with National Languages: Studies in Cultural Conflicts and Cooperation. (New York: The Mellen Press, 2010).
- "English Language and Nonproliferation Training in a Post-9/11 World: Finding a Third Culture," Conference proceedings, ISA 2008 Panel: Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education: Lessons, Experiences, and a New Agenda in the Post-9-11 World, 49th Annual International Studies Association Convention. San Francisco, March 26-29, 2008.
- New Media: The Coming Digital Age. (Menlo Park, CA: SRI International, 1994).
- JWA Meeting on Mexico after NAFTA and Internet Communications (Menlo Park, CA: SRI International, 1995).