Elizabeth Kate Switaj is the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at the College of the Marshall Islands. She started working at CMI in 2013 as a liberal arts instructor. She completed her PhD at Queen’s University Belfast with a dissertation on James Joyce as an EFL teacher in December 2012. A revised version of this work was published as James Joyce’s Teaching Life and Methods (Palgrave 2016). She previously taught English in Japan and China.