Richard P Carrigan, MSE

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years. He has experience teaching and developing curriculum for ESL classes in professional English, general conversation, and academic applications. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.

Key Qualifications

  • Reading and writing instructor
  • Language curriculum developer
  • Culture and language workshops
  • Cross-cultural communication 
  • Computer assisted language learning

Education and Certifications


  • Master of Science in Education (MSE), TESOL Concentration, Shenandoah University,
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Loma Linda University, Riverside, California.

Professional Certifications

  • Oregon Professional Development System Holistic Scoring for Writing -ABE/GED/AHSD 
  • Oregon Professional Development System CASAS – ESL/ABE/GED/AHSD 

Experience in Education

  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) – TOEIC/TOEFL iBT Speaking Rater
  • Basic academic reading / writing / oral skill classes
  • Designed and developed ESL/ESP curriculum and programming
  • Designed needs analysis model for ongoing assessment of learner needs
  • Developed effective communication-based approach for implementing authentic materials
  • Developed web-based learning for language instruction

Employment in Education

  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon – Academic English Instructor
  • Distant Learning – Internet-based language teaching, writing/reading/oral skills instructor
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Academic Skills Instructor
  • SDA Language Schools of Japan, Assistant Director/Instructor 

Published Works