Dr. Feldman's research focuses on global literacy and second language writing. She is interested in directed self-placement of ESL students and in building community among monolingual and multilingual writers. In addition, Dr. Feldman works in the area of service learning and civic engagement. Specifically she conducts workshops and conferences on immigrant integration and international students, efforts to connect workers, students, and faculty on campus. Ongoing research includes digital literacy especially as it relates to first and second language acquisition, cross-cultural rhetoric, applied linguistics and discourse analysis. Past research involves responding to student writing, for which she received two grants, one in collaboration with Chinese scholars. In 2015 she published a book chapter in the area of intercultural communication and another on academic readiness of international students was published in 2017.
applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics, writing and rhetoric, cross-cultural rhetoric