Degree: MS/MA, English as a Second Language/Linguistics
Amy Shields has a BA in English literature with a Communication minor and a Master’s in English Language and Linguistics. She has been teaching at UWM since 1999. Before settling at UWM, she taught at Marquette University, UW-Parkside, and Pohang University of Science and Technology in Pohang, South Korea.
She has taught a variety of courses through the years. She started out teaching mainly in the Intensive English Program but quickly expanded to also teaching in the English department. There, she has taught various levels of general composition for ESL and native speakers. She also has taught Business Writing for business majors.
She is an active member of ESL and Business Communication organizations. She was secretary of WITESOL (an ESL teachers’ organization) for three years. Recently, she was part of a panel presentation for the Association of Business Communication conference.