Associate Professor Paige Ware has been with the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University since 2003.
Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Education, Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of California at Berkeley, she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for five years. Fluent in Spanish and German, she was a Fulbright scholar in Germany before moving to Spain, where she taught in a bilingual Spanish-English elementary program. Her research focuses both on the use of multimedia technologies for fostering language and literacy growth among adolescents, as well as on the use of Internet-based communication for promoting intercultural awareness through international and domestic online language and culture partnerships. Her research has been funded by the International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), by the Ford scholars program at SMU, and by the National Academy of Education through a Spencer post-doctoral fellowship. In addition to her research and teaching, she is also the principal investigator of a Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) professional development grant that supports secondary school educators in obtaining their ESL supplemental certification.