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Lane Igoudin

Teaching and Faculty Service


Dr. Lane Igoudin teaches ESL and lingusitics at Los Angeles City College. He has published book chapters and research papers in the fields of applied linguistics and writing pedagogy, and presented at national and international conferences. As a faculty member, he possesses extensive experience in curriculum development and interdisciplinary faculty committee facilitation. He also writes and publishes creative non-fiction.

Education and Awards

Dr. Igoudin holds a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics with the option in Teaching ESL and a TESL Certificate from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to changing his career to teaching English, Dr. Igoudin had earned a doctorate from Stanford University in a non-language field and worked in marketing/PR communications.

In 2018-2019, he served as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow with the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program (EPIC) of the Humanities Division of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

In 2013, he received the David Eskey Award for Curricular Innovation in ESL from CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). The award was presented at CATESOL 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego.

In 2005, he completed the Project MATCH Faculty Internship program with Los Angeles Community College District.

A professionally trained linguist, Dr. Igoudin is fluent, at different skill levels, in English, French, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Igoudin possesses 15 years of college ESL teaching experience, specializing in intermediate and advanced writing and reading courses leading up to Freshman Composition (transfer-level English course) as well as Linguistics courses (LING 1 - Language and Linguistics, LING 2 - Sociolinguistics,  and LING 3 - Psycholinguistics).

Prior to being hired full-time at LACC in 2010, Dr. Igoudin had taught part-time at LACC, Long Beach City College, Coastline College, Cypress College, and Cal Poly Pomona.

Academic Service Highlights
  • As a 2018 Mellon Fellow at UCLA, Dr. Igoudin served on a faculty committee developing interdisciplinary undegraduate programs through the UCLA-EPIC Seminars for Teaching Excellence, specifically a new undergraduate Medical Humanities major, which will bridge UCLA Humanities (English, Linguistics, History, and so on) with UCLA Medical School.
  • As 2011-2015 Chair of the Los Angeles Community College District ESL Committee, Dr. Igoudin coordinated the development of the districtwide, standardized credit ESL writing/grammar , listening/speaking , and reading/vocabulary curriculum, the work for which he won the David Eskey Award for Curricular Innovation from CATESOL.
  • At LACC, Dr. Igoudin originated the following ESL courses: ESL 8 (2013); ESL 4C, ESL 5C, and ESL 6C (2017), as well as LING 3 (2014).
  • In 2013-2018, Dr. Igoudin served as Community College Listserv Coordinator of California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL-CC).
    Faculty service at LACC
  • English/ESL Representative, Curriculum Committee, LACC, 2010-present
  • Course Coordinator and SLO Assessment Coordinator, Linguistics and Advanced ESL Writing Courses, Los Angeles City College, 2010-present
  • Community College Chair, Orange County Chapter, California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2006-2010
  • Participant and Reviewer, C-ID Development Task Force for ESL, ASCCC, 2014-2016
  • Participant, AA-T in English (Associate degree for CSU transfer) Development Committee, LACC 2012-2015
  • Participant, California CB-21 ESL Coding Review Committee, CATESOL/ASCCC, 2010-2012
  • Member, LACCD/LAUSD Basic Skills Task Force, 2010-2011
Professional Memberships

AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics)
AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs), including AWP Two-Year College Writing Caucus and AWP LGBTQ Caucus
CATESOL (California Teachers of English as a Second Language)
California Writers' Club
National Writers Union