Dr.Gilman joined the IALC faculty in 2002. She earned her PhD. in Humanities Education from New York University. Prior to supervising the ESL program at Robert College, a bi-lingual prep school, in Istanbul, she directed a US high school English program for many years. She has also taught in the ESL programs of the School of Visual Arts and LaGuardia Community College as well as at NYU's School of Education and the American School in Japan. Awards include a John Hay Foundation Fellowship in Humanities, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study Painting as Text, and a Fulbright-Hay Seminar Abroad to explore China's Arts in Transition in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Dr.Gilman has travelled in more than 41 countries, including many in the Far and Middle East. At Fordham, in addition to teaching writing/reading/grammar/vocabulary, she has developed and taught content courses that focused on American arts, culture, literature, history, and sociology as well as modern short fiction, creative writing, and psychology through literature.