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Dr. Kara McBride
Senior Education Specialist, Global Development

Dr. Kara McBride is a Senior Education Specialist in World Learning’s Global Development division. Since joining World Learning in 2016, Dr. McBride has focused on teacher training and curriculum development for projects at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, primarily in the MENA and LAC regions. The global online teacher training courses and MOOCs that she designed for the U.S. Department of State OPEN program have been completed by more than 25,000 participants from over 100 countries. Dr. McBride serves as co-chair for the Education for Development workgroup for the Society for International Development Washington, D.C. chapter (SID-W). Before coming to World Learning, Dr. McBride was a tenured professor in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures at Saint Louis University, where she served first as director of the basic Spanish program and later, the Spanish MA program. Dr. McBride holds a doctorate degree in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in applied linguistics – TESOL from Indiana University, a master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Oregon. Her publications include journal articles and book chapters on online task design, interculturality, and language learning.

Expertise: TESOL; education technology; literacy education; teacher professional development; mixed methods research design

Find Dr. Kara McBride at the following programs:


Integrating SEL, UDL in Math During Changing Contexts

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Alejandra de Freitas, Fernanda Soares, Rola Baynam, Garene Kaloustian, Haley Niad, Kara McBride