Senior Education Specialist
Dr. Kara McBride serves as a Senior Education Specialist at World Learning, where she provides wide-ranging support to teacher training, professional development and youth education projects, including leading the development of two U.S. State Department teacher training courses and developing online English classes for Egyptian high school students pursuing careers in STEM. Kara McBride is the home office English Specialist for Quality Instruction Towards Access and Basic Education Improvement-2 (QITABI-2) - a USAID-funded program in Lebanon - providing technical support and international best practices and research oversight on curriculum and incorporation of second language acquisition, reading methodology, and inclusive education practices in teacher training, coaching, and materials. In her time teaching at Saint Louis University, Dr. McBride led teacher training for the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and published extensively on the use of technology in education and the development of intercultural competence. She holds a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Indiana University, and a master’s in Latin American Studies from Purdue University.