Pushpa Mirchandani

Pushpa Mirchandani sitting in her office

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Prof. Pushpa Mirchandani received her Bachelor of Science at the Florida State University followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) at the Notre Dame of Maryland University, graduating from both with honors. She is also currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree with a Concentration in Educational Leadership from the Framingham State University, to be completed in August 2022.

Prof. Mirchandani has had an extensive career in educating professional adults at the FSU English Language Programs since 2004. In 2016, she started working as adjunct faculty, and in 2021 as full-time faculty for the undergraduate programs at the FSU English Department specializing in Freshmen Composition courses. Besides teaching at FSU, she has worked as the head of the English Department at the Hebrew Academy of Panama as well as taught at many different universities such as the University of Louisville and The Technological University of Panama for over 25 years.

Her interest is in making sure that her students develop confidence in their understanding of rhetoric as well as the current trends in publishing for a variety of electronic media based on genre and purpose requirements. Her work is her passion as her philosophy is guided by the mantra, ‘A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.’ –Mustafa Kemal Atatürk