Before joining the Center for Leadership Education, Amanda Hilliard had previously taught writing and communication courses abroad in South Korea, Vietnam, and Ecuador, and in the U.S. in Georgia, Texas, and Arizona. She has worked with the U.S. State Department as an English Language Fellow and a webinar presenter, and as an ESL instructor with the U.S. Department of Defense. Having served on the board of AZTESOL and organized numerous conferences, Hilliard strongly believes in professional development for educators and regularly conducts teacher training. She has published and presented on a wide variety of topics, including grammar instruction, data-driven language learning, metaphor, culture, and language policy. Hilliard aims to help students communicate effectively for diverse audiences in today’s increasingly multicultural, globalized, and digital world.