Padam Chauhan – STAR Scholar

Padam Chauhan currently works as an instructor for the Intensive English Language Program (IEP) at Minnesota State University (MSU), Mankato. He also works as a tutor for the Writing Center and has earned a Master’s degree in English Education from Tribhuvan University, Master’s of Philosophy in English Language Education from Kathmandu University, Nepal, and a Master’s degree in TESOL from MSU, Mankato, USA. Currently, he is pursuing Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at MSU. He has taught EFL/ESL at the high school and undergraduate levels and also served as a high school principal in Nepal. Voluntarily, he has also worked as a general secretary for Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA) in Nepal. He is a regular participant and presenter at international conferences related to English language learning and teaching and has presented at the NELTA, IATEFL, TESOL, and TESL conferences in Nepal, the UK, USA, and Canada. His current research interests include academic writing, second language assessment, teacher development/learning, educational planning and policies, critical race theory, re-framing higher education, and challenges and opportunities of executive leadership in educational institutions. In his leisure time, he loves visiting different places, meeting new people, knowing about their languages and cultures, and listening to all types of music.