Dr. Rebecca K. Fox
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Dr. Rebecca K. Fox

Dr. Rebecca K. Fox

Rebecca K. Fox, Ph.D. is Professor of Education, and Academic Coordinator, Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning Program, in the Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development and International Education (APTDIE) in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She also is the Professor in Charge of the Ph.D. in Education Specialization in Teaching and Teacher Education. Bilingual in French, she taught French for many years prior to her career in teacher education. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator on the Collaboration for Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Research, a two-year grant (2015-17) funded by the U.S.-Pakistan University Partnerships Program of the U.S.-Pakistan Academic Linkages Program of the U.S. Department of State Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad.
In addition to her teaching and administrative roles at the university, she is an active researcher with over 55 publications, a co-authored book, and over 125 scholarly presentations and teacher professional development workshops conducted in national and international contexts. Her areas of research focus on culture and international-mindedness, second language acquisition in international education, critical reflective practice, and teacher professional development. She is the recipient of the 2010 Mason Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2010, she was also recognized by the French government and awarded Chevalier des Palmes Académiques for her service to education and France.
Fox has held several grants and directed multiple international teacher education professional development programs. She was Co-PI of the US State Department-funded project, US-Russia Teacher Professional Development (2009-2011) that involved secondary teachers of Language, Science, Technology, and Mathematics in Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia. She was Director of the Taiwan World Language Teacher Professional Development Program (Summers 2010, 2011, 2012), the Beijing Normal University Faculty Professional Development Program (2013), and recently also provided faculty professional development in critical reflection, portfolio development, and action research for Pakistani professors from the National University for Science and Technology (2013).
She was faculty and researcher on the Greek Teacher Professional Development Program, a grant funded by the Fulbright Foundation and the U.S. Department of State. She developed and directed the Madrid Bilingual Coordinators Program in summer 2015 and is the immediate past chair of the NorthEast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL). She serves as one of five national auditors for American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) for CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, formerly National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education, NCATE) and remains active in the Portfolios and Reflection Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), having recently served as its Chair.