In October 2017, we were deeply honored and delighted to welcome Prof. Heidi Byrnes to the advisory board of MUSE International. Prof. Heidi Byrnes has been on the faculty at Georgetown University for over 35 years. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of the Modern Language Journal, one of the most distinguished journals in the field.
“An internationally known expert in adult instructed second language learning and teaching, Prof. Byrnes was instrumental in the creation of our four-year integrated undergraduate curriculum in German [at Georgetown University] that has gained national and international recognition since its development from 1997 to 2000.
Over the past few years, Prof. Byrnes received a number of prestigious awards including the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award, American Association for Applied Linguistics, 2013; the Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession, The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2013; and the Wilga Rivers award for leadership in higher education, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 2012.” (Adapted from https://german.georgetown.edu/story/1242751814140.html)