Teaching a Foreign Language Faculty
Our faculty are some of the most recognized leaders in the language teaching community. Explore the faculty profiles below to learn more about their accomplishments.
Office: McCone Building 207
Sociolinguistics, English discourse and grammar, applied linguistics research, second language composition, second language acquisition, writing for publication, distance learning, web design, writing program administration, writing assessment, intercultural communication
Office: McCone Building 129
Second/Foreign language teacher education
Second language acquisition
Research in learner identity and agency
Second language academic literacy development
• Working with Dr. Douglas H. Brown as a co-author to write the 4th edition of Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogy, Pearson Education, Inc. which is the textbook of EDUC 8500 Principles and Practices of Language Teaching. The manuscript is in preparation to be released in 2015.
• Served as a reviewer of 2013 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research Review
• Recent refereed conference presentations:
Hedgcock, J. S. & Lee, H. (2013, May). Building genre knowledge in reflective practice: Literacy socialization in an MATESOL program. Paper presented at the CELC Symposium at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Lee, H. (2013, March). Rethinking writing struggles in study abroad context: Two international students’ narratives. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX.
• Nominated for the 2011 Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award at MIIS
• Instructor, Fulbright English for Graduate Studies, MIIS: Taught Graduate Writing for Specific Purposes for Engineers and Publish Speaking for Academic Purposes
• Instructor, Custom Language Service (CLS), MIIS: Taught Korean language course
• Adjunct Faculty, Department of English and Communication, College of Saint Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA: Taught academic listening and speaking skills for international students (Levels 2 and 3)
• English Teacher, Family Literacy Program, University Settlement Society of New York, New York, USA: Taught intensive ESL courses to adult immigrants (ages between 20 to 65) in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in NY as a part of Family Literacy Program of University Settlement
• English Instructor/Tester, Language Centre at the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy: Taught English language courses (level B1, B1+, B2) based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages of the European Council; Conducted English level tests such as PET (Preliminary English Test) and FCE (First Certificate in English) following CEFR
• Pedagogy Consultant/Language Teacher Trainer, Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa (FLIO), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Supervised instructors of Arabic, Asian and African languages at FLIO: FLIO offers 43 different foreign language training programs for the diplomatic corps and Members of Parliament of Canada collaborating with the Canadian Foreign Service Institute (CFSI)
• Korean Instructor/Tester, Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario: Taught Korean language and culture to Canadian diplomats at CFSI; Designed training plans for Korean language courses; Administered two major language tests of CFSI (the social integration proficiency test & the professional proficiency test)
Office: Old CNS Building D102
I am interested in the sociolinguistics of globalization - primarily the phenomenon of adult language learning and its attendant power and identity issues. The uses and development of English repertoires in an increasingly mobile, multilingual and digital age fascinate me. Within globalization, I am especially interested in helping international organizations better equip their employees to acquire the language skills necessary to carry out their goals. This includes applying second language acquisition theory to language learning in field-based and non-classroom settings. I have also researched language repertoires and translanguaging in digital social media.
Office: McCone Building 231
Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Heritage & Endangered Languages, Institutional Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Language Socialization, Linguistic Anthropology, Narrative, Service-Learning, Sociology, Student & Teacher Identities, Teacher Education, Teaching Methodologies, Teaching Writing
Office: McCone Building 102C
Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.