This year’s TexTESOLer of the Year award goes to Dr. Carol Archer, an outstanding educator who has shown great commitment to students and excellence in providing services in the ESOL field.Dr. Carol Archer is an educator, writer, researcher, consultant, and trainer. She taught at the University ofHouston’s Language & Culture Center and teaches ESL strategies and second language acquisition theory at the University of St. Thomas. She received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston.Dr. Archer is the originator of culture bump theory and methodology. Using the culture bump approach,she trains people in connecting in their communities, in international joint ventures, in language training,and in individual cultural coaching. Among Dr. Archer’s body of published work is Living with Strangersin the USA: Communicating Beyond Culture as well as The Culture Bump Toolkit For Culture and Communication. The toolkit is based on theory and methodology that evolved from over 30 years of research and participation in interpersonal cross-culture communication.