Eric L. Moore has been named the testing and assessment coordinator at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute.

He replaces Charlene Dandrow, who became the associate director of the institute’s new program at Radford University.

As part of the administrative team, Moore will be responsible for testing programs in Blacksburg and Radford as well as the institute's recently opened site in the Washington, D.C., area. He will supervise the process of exam production and the development of all classroom assessment tools and rubrics. He will also coordinate TOEFL testing in Blacksburg.

Moore comes to Virginia Tech from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he directed the English Language Institute. Before that, he was a teacher and consultant in Taiwan.

He received his bachelor’s degree in social science from Michigan State University and his master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages and applied linguistics from the University of Leicester.

The Language and Culture Institute, part of Outreach and International Affairs, provides language-related programs and services for academic and professional development to more than 4,800 people annually. In the past year, the institute participated in university fairs and similar events in 17 countries to help attract more international students to Virginia Tech and increase international brand awareness of the university.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Written by Rich Mathieson

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