Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Soheil Mansouri

Meet Dr. Soheil Mansouri

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Florida State University)
  • M.S., Foreign and Second Language Teaching (Florida State University)
  • B.A., English-Persian Translation (Iran)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Soheil Mansouri joined Colorado Christian University in 2018, having taught previously at Florida State University. He earned his master's degree in Foreign and Second Language Teaching with the focus on TESOL, and his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Foreign and Second Language Education from Florida State University. His research interests include TESOL methods, second language motivation, second language maintenance and motivation, heritage language learning, and motivational factors in maintaining heritage language.

Mansouri has served as a co-director, instructional lead, site visitor, and consultant for the STARTALK programs, which focuses on promoting the acquisition of critical languages in the United States. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience in the EFL and ESL contexts, including EFL instruction in elementary schools, ESL adult instruction at the university level, and TESL courses for both pre-service and in-service k-12 teachers seeking M.A. in TESOL and/or TESOL certification.

  • Impact of Directed Motivational Currents on the Development of Heritage Persian Language Proficiency.
  • Rethinking L2 Motivation Research: The 2×2 Model of L2 Self-Guides.