Christine Coombe has a Ph.D. in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She is currently Associate Professor of General Studies at Dubai Men’s College in the United Arab Emirates. Christine is the author/editor of numerous books on assessment, leadership, TBLT, teacher evaluation/effectiveness, research methods, and professionalism in ELT. Dr. Coombe has lived and worked in the Gulf for the past 27 years. In this capacity, she has served as the President and Conference Chair of TESOL Arabia. Christine served as TESOL International Association President (2011-2012). Her most recent honor was being named to TESOL’s 50@50 which “recognizes professionals who have made significant contributions to the TESOL profession within the past 50 years.” Dr. Coombe is the 2018 recipient of the James E. Alatis Award which recognizes exemplary service to TESOL.