My main research interests include composition theory and pedagogy, writing teacher education, writing curriculum development, and second language literacy. Informed by my interdisciplinary background in TESOL, Writing Studies, and Education, my research explores how writing instruction is theorized and practiced in and outside the classroom. My article “Rethinking ESL Service Courses for International Graduate Students”, which was published in the TESOL Journal, addresses the huge gap in programmatic and pedagogical responses for graduate writing support. My article 'When Editing Becomes Educating in ESL Tutoring Session' which was published in the Praxis: Writing Center Journal, discusses practical strategies that tutors can use to facilitate ESL writers’ language acquisition process at Writing Centers employing a lexical grammar approach that combines instruction in grammar with vocabulary.
composition theory & pedagogy, teacher education, writing curriculum development, second language literacy