Margaret Shaw

Associate Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

Contact Information
Margaret Anne Shaw
Since 1989 I have been teaching ESL in the United States; I have been at Johnson & Wales since 1999.”


After graduating with B.A. and M.A. degrees from Louisiana State University in French language and literature, Margaret Shaw taught French at a four-year private college in the United States before moving abroad. First she taught English in France, and then in Brazil at both private courses and universities.

Since 1989, Shaw has been teaching ESL in the United States; she has been at Johnson & Wales since 1999. She pursued further professional development through non-degree credits in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York. She also earned a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Salve Regina International Summer School in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Shaw regularly attends conferences on teaching English to speakers of other languages, including the International TESOL Conventions. She has given presentations with colleagues from Johnson & Wales at both TESOL International Conventions and at regional TESOL conferences, as well as at the Two Year College Association (TYCA) Conference.

Sample Courses

  • ESL 1020: Inter-Level Oral Communication
  • ESL 1032: Advanced-Level Reading

Recent Presentations

  • “Collaborative Play, Language and Literary Analysis,” TYCA Northeast Conference, Hartford, Conn., 2016. Authors: Margaret Shaw + Geraldine Wagner.
  • “Collaborating Beyond Cultural and Linguistic Borders: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, 2016. Authors: Margaret Shaw, Geraldine Wagner + Ann Schroth.
  • “Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Renewing Motivation for Students and Faculty,” TYCA Northeast Conference, Lancaster, Penn., 2015. Authors: Margaret Shaw, Geraldine Wagner + Ann Schroth.