John Beaumont

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Academic Literacy and Linguistics


Office: N-499P

Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesdays & Fridays, 1:00-2:30 PM and other days/time by appointment (N499E)

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1417

John Beaumont is currently an associate professor in the Academic Literacy and Linguistics Department. He is also the faculty director of the BMCC Teaching Academy, a faculty development program that supports cross-disciplinary peer observation and the development of SoTL research. His professional interests include faculty development, SoTL research, classroom materials development, and co-requisite models of ESL instruction. He is the author of articles focused on faculty development and pedagogy and the author of several ESL classroom texts.


Faculty development, SoLT research, teacher observation, non-judgmental feedback on teaching

Pedagogy, classroom materials development, co-requisite models of ESL instruction


B.A., College of the Holy Cross, English

M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

BMCC Teaching Academy, Faculty Director

The BMCC Teaching Academy is a cross-disciplinary faculty development program for instructors new to BMCC and/or early in their teaching careers. In the Teaching Academy, teaching communities of four instructors from across the College and one tenured mentor teacher engage in group peer observation and non-judgmental feedback. The program culminates in participants’ learning about SoTL research and conducting a study of their teaching.

Currently engaged in four studies:

  1. “Passing as a teacher,” how teacher candidates pass the practicum course regardless of their demonstrated professional knowledge or teaching skill (preparing final ms)
  2. The practice of non-judgmental observation and feedback (draft stage)
  3. Students’ perceptions and experience of Standard American English (pilot study stage)
  4. Co-requisite content/ESL courses at three urban colleges (grant proposal submitted)




Beaumont, J. (2018). Cross-disciplinary Professional Development at the Community College. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Baecher, L. & Beaumont, J. (2017). Supervisor Reflection for Teacher Education: Video-based Inquiry as Model. European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 6(2), 65-83.

Beaumont, J. (2017). Indicating a Shift in College Culture. Author response to: Whitestone and McPherron’s comments and view on my Brief Report, “Toward a Holistic Approach to SupportingEnglish Learners in Universities”1 (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2015). New York State TESOL Journal, 4(1), 35-36.

Beaumont, J. (2015). ENG 101 Instructors’ Perspectives on the ESL Experience. New York State TESOL Journal, 2(1), 89.97.

Beaumont, J. (2010). A Sequence of Critical Thinking Tasks. TESOL Journal, 1(4), 1-22.


Beaumont J., & Yancey, A. J., (2019).  NorthStar Reading and Writing 1, 4th Ed. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.

Beaumont, J. (2012). Focus on Writing 4. White Plains, NY: Pearson.

Beaumont, J. (Series Ed.). (2012). Focus on Writing, Books 1-5. White Plains, NY: Pearson. Lead author and pedagogical designer.

Beaumont, J. (2005). NorthStar Building Skills for the TOEFL-iBT, Intermediate. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman.


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

2016 BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award

2016 Diana Hacker Award for Outstanding Programs (Fostering Student Success)
This award from the Two Year College Association recognizes the work of the BMCC Teaching Academy and four of its participants: C. Baiada, J. Beaumont, N. Derbyshire, and J. Gonzalez

2014-2015 Faculty Development Grant, “Elective Formative Peer Observation,” a study of two instructors exploring their teaching practice through cross-disciplinary peer observation

2012-2013 Faculty Fellowship Publications Program“Passing as a Teacher: An Ethnographic Account of Entering the TESOL Profession”

Additional Information


  • POD Network
  • ISSoTL
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • New York State TESOL