Communicator and Trainer
Passionate about technology driven innovation

Seasoned international educator with 30+ years of experience in the field of ESL/EFL and language learning.  Skilled in project and program development and management, materials development, and educational technology.  Passionate about writing, blogging, and photography. Intrigued with digital disruption and technology driven innovation

Work History

2014 - 2016

Training Program Specialist
Community College of Qatar, Doha, QATAR
  • Designed and managed training programs for corporate clients
  • Upgraded the technology skills of instructors through workshops and presentations
  • Piloted the use of tandem learning and self-access materials for staff and faculty
  • Researched and authored project proposals for new initiatives

2011 to 2013

ESL Instructor
Community College of Qatar, Doha, QATAR

Fall 2010

Technical Officer III, English for Specific Purposes
Assigned by the Academy for Educational Development to King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, SAUDI ARABIA

2009 to 2010

Writing Instructor, School of Arts and Sciences
American University of Nigeria, Yola, NIGERIA

1999 to 2009

ESL Instructor, Intensive English Program
University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

1997 to 1999

ESL Instructor, Intensive English Language Program
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1994 to 1996

TEFL In-Service Training Advisor, Integrated English Language Program
Binational Fulbright Commission, Cairo, EGYPT
Education and Training
Certificate in Digital Media
American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Masters Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont USA
Bachelors Political Science
Rice University, Houston, Texas USA

Lydia Kuniholm

Communication and Training

Educational Technology

Long time practitioner of blended learning using a variety of edtech tools (mobile apps, websites, devices, etc.) and a zealous explorer of new technologies with imagination to put them to use. Experienced in the creation and implementation of workshops to assist teachers in the use of new technologies for both classroom use and organization.


Skilled in a variety of genres (blogging, academic research, business, career, etc.)


Passionate about street, food, architecture, travel and portrait photography. Began with film and now shooting with a digital Nikon D200 and iPhone.