Karie PieczynskiDirector of the Writing Center, School of humanities and Social Sciences
Karie Pieczynski is an international educator who focuses on program development, curriculum design and implementation, teacher training and support, and peer mentoring. She also has experience teaching writing and English for Academic Purposes in global contexts – her teaching has brought her to Iraq, Turkey, Ecuador, and now Kazakhstan, where she is now the Director of The Writing Center Program.
Karie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures and her Master’s degree in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian studies. She is also a SIT TESOL Trainer. In her spare time, Karie drinks coffee, reads books, and rescues stray cats off of Astana’s cold wintry streets.