Bahiyyih Hardacre has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESL and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She taught EFL in Brazil for 14 years as well as academic and integrated skills ESL in different educational settings in Los Angeles, such as UCLA, Santa Monica College, and several language schools. She currently holds an assistant professor position in the TESOL M.A. Program at California State University Los Angeles.