About

I am an associate professor of English as Second Language (ESL) at the University of Delaware English Language Institute, and I have also taught at Michigan State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia University, and the Wust Summer School in Germany, where I now serve as the Director of Studies. I am also the founder of the Consortium on Graduate Communication.

I am also an ESL materials writer. You can find out more about the textbooks I’ve written on the textbooks page of this website. My publications include Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers (Michigan, 2012), Inside Writing 2 and 4 (Oxford, 2014), and the advanced reading/writing book in Oxford University Press’s Q: Skills for Success series (2011; 2nd edition, 2015). I have also published professional chapters and articles, mainly on the topic of teaching academic writing to graduate and undergraduate ESL students, and I regularly present at conferences and professional development workshops.

I completed my PhD in Education in 2017 with a dissertation on the impact of Joint Construction (collaborative writing) on intermediate-level ESL students’ independent writing. I study genre-based writing pedagogy, graduate-level writing, and disciplinary literacy.

I took the photograph at the top of the page in the Yorkshire Dales, near my home town of Leeds, England.