ELI Faculty Accomplishments

Recent professional activities of faculty and staff

 

Karen Asenavage, Associate Director

Presentations:

  • “Arab and Chinese Students: Exploring Teacher Bias” (with Julie Doty, Tamara Taylor, Joanna Spice, and L. de Oliveira). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention 2014. Portland, OR. 28 March 2014.
  • “Leadership in Learning Organizations through Nurturing a Classroom Service Culture” (with Britt Johnson, Kathy Bailey, Tarana Patel, and Kristin Hiller). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention 2014. Portland, OR. 29 March 2014.
  • “A Little Help from My Friends: Mentoring Conditionally Admitted Students” (with Rachel Lapp, Scott Stevens, Sean Stellfox, and Conner Kelleher). 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 23 March 2013.
  • “Mentoring Conditionally Admitted Students” (with Scott Stevens). NAFSA International Conference, St. Louis, MO. 29 May 2013.

 

Walton Babich, Faculty

Presentations:

  • “Using Everyday Objects to Teach Metaphorical Writing” (with Mary Beth Worrilow). PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2013. Abington, PA. 9 Nov. 2013.
  • “The Staple Remover of Life: Teaching Students to Use Metaphors in Writing” (with Mary Beth Worrilow). WATESOL 2014 Fall Convention. Rockville, MD. 18 Oct. 2014.

 

Erin Bastien, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Collaboration for the Sake of Conditional Students” (with Karen Asenavage, Lukman Arsalan, Diana Housein Salaita, and Belinda Pauley). NAFSA Region VIII Conference. Williamsburg, VA. 6 Nov. 2014.
  • “Academic Support Services: A Successful Model for Conditionally-Admitted Students in an IEP” (with Julie Lopez). NAFSA Region VIII Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, 15 Nov. 2013.

 

Katherine Bracy, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “A JPEG is Worth a Thousand Words: Using Visual Media to Improve Vocabulary Acquisition” (with Monica Farling). PennTESOL-East Fall Conference. Abington, PA. 3 Nov. 2012.

 

Robbie Bushong, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Five Strategies for the Top Five Errors in Advanced Composition” (with Florin Mihai). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 29 March 2014.
  • Bushong, R. (2015, March). Customizing pronunciation practice with an e-toolkit. Demonstration presented at the Electronic Village Fair at the 49th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit, Toronto, ON.

 

Nigel Caplan, Faculty

Presentations:

  • “Making Thinking Visible: Comparing Genre-Based Pedagogy and Cognitive Strategy Instruction” (with Charles MacArthur and Zoi Philippakos). Writing Research Across Borders III. Paris, France. 20 Feb. 2014.
  • “Professional Writing, Academic Contexts: Exploring Disciplinary Genres” (with Silvia Pessoa and Ryan Miller). Writing Research Across Borders III. Paris, France. 21 Feb. 2014.
  • “What Graduate Writers Really Need” (invited session, with Christine Feak). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 29 March 2014.
  • “EAP Support for Graduate Students: Challenges and Successes” (with Christine Feak). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 28 March 2014.
  • “Disciplinary Differences, Disciplinary Genres” (with Silvia Pessoa, Ryan Miller, and Kyung-Hee Bae). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 29 March 2014.
  • “Teaching English for Academic Purposes.” Professional Development Workshops for Trento University, Italy. February 17-18, 2014.
  • “Writing Academic English.” Workshop for Westminster Theological Seminary. Glenside, PA. 18 July 2014.
  • “Supporting ESL Graduate Students.” 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 21 March 2013.
  • “The Grammar Choices that Matter in Academic Writing.” 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 21 March 2013.
  • “Teaching the Genres of Graduate Writing.” 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 22 March 2013.
  • “Academic English is Nobody’s First Language: Teaching the Genres of Graduate Writing” (with Christine B. Feak). 7th Conference of the Association of European Teachers of Academic Writing. Budapest, Hungary. 27 June 2013.
  • “From Generic Writing to Writing Genres.” PennTESOL-East Fall Conference. Abington, PA. 9 Nov. 2013.

Publications:

  • Inside Writing 2 (with Jennifer Bixby). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Inside Writing 4 (with Jennifer Bixby). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • “Language Is Not the Only Barrier (Unless It Is): An Essay Review of Linguistic Minority Students Go to College.” Education Review 16.1 (2013). Web.

Invited Workshops:

  • “Effective EAP Writing Instruction.” Online Workshop for the University of Trento, Italy. 19 Sept. 2013.
  • “Integrating Writing Grammar.” Professional Development Retreat, Maryland English Institute, College Park, MD. 15 November 2013.

 

Lisa Conner, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Using Montessori Materials to Teach Writing to Elementary ELL Students.” PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2013. Abington, PA. 9 Nov. 2013.

 

Carolina Correa-Smith, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Challenges of Functional Literacy within an IEP Setting: What works” (with Mark Smith). PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Glenside, PA. 8 Nov. 2014.

 

Ken Cranker, Faculty

Presentations:

  • “Grammar–Based Strategies for Reading Comprehension with Unpacking
    Methods for Difficult Passages.” ELI Professional Development Retreat.
    Newark, DE. 10 Apr. 2015
  • “Transitioning to College Writing: Language Use and Sentence Level Skills.” (with Ditlev Larsen, Dana Ferris, Sarah Snyder, Scott Douglas, and Nigel Caplan). 49th Annual TESOL International Convention. Toronto, ON. 27 Mar. 2015.
  • “Revealing the Divine in the Secular.” CELT (CELEA) 2015 Spring Conference. Knox Presbyterian Church, Toronto, ON. 24 Mar. 2015.
  • “10 Top Word Usage Errors Since 2009.” Penn TESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Abington, PA. 9 Nov. 2014.
  • “Efficient Color-Coded Email Feedback for College-Bound Writers.” PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2013. Abington, PA. 9 Nov. 2013.

Publications:

  • “EFL in the United States.” TESOL IEPIS Newsletter. Web. March 2014.
  • “60 Words or Phrases Commonly Misused by ESL/EFL Students Preparing for Universities.” Eugene, OR: Wayzgoose Press, 2014.
  • “A Move Towards Autonomy—Individualized Education Plans for Effective Materials Use” (with Nicole Servais). Studies in Self Access Learning 4.2 (2013). Web. June 2013.

 

Scott Duarte, Faculty

Presentations:

  • “Stop Motion Animation: A Video Project Even Shy Kids Love” (with Julie Lopez). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 28 March 2014.
  • “Maximizing Pair/Group Work within a Whole Class Film Project” (with Julie Lopez). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 29 March 2014.
  • “Green Screen Video Technology Makes Content-Based Curriculum Come Alive” (with Julie Lopez). 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 21 March 2013.
  • “Producing Green Screen Films with Students” (with Scott Shinall). JALT Conference. Kobe, Japan. 25 October 2013.

Publications:

  • “Stop Motion Animation: A Cheap Technological Tool to Use in the Classroom.” TESOL Video News. Web. Aug. 2013.
  • “Green Screen Will Put Your Students in Context” (with Julie Lopez). TESOL Video News. Web. Aug. 2013.

 

Monica Farling, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “A JPEG is Worth a Thousand Words: Using Visual Media to Improve Vocabulary Acquisition” (with Katherine Bracy). PennTESOL-East Fall Conference. Abington, PA. 3 Nov. 2012.

 

Michael Fields, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Extended Reading—A Teacher-Directed Variant of Extensive Reading.” PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Glenside, PA. 8 Nov. 2014.

Publications:

  • “CAP Cohort Graduate Program Student Handbook” (with Sarah Cherian). UD Printing, March 2014. Revised July 2014.
  • “CAP Cohort Graduate Program Teacher Handbook” (with Sarah Cherian). UD Printing, March 2014. Revised July 2014.

 

Lynn Gallo, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Helping Non-Verbal ESL Students Find Their Voices” poster presentation. PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Glenside, PA. 8 Nov. 2014.
  • “Teaching English Language Learners with ADHD” poster presentation. 47th Annual TESOL International Conference. Dallas, TX. 21 March 2013.
  • “An (Un)Common Core: ESL Teachers Working Within and Against Common Core State Standards to Honor K-5  Students’ Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Resources Within the Classroom (Work in Progress)” (with Kristin Larsen, Carrie Neely, Kate Copeland, Man Jiang, Denise Solon, and Ann Parry).  35th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 28 Feb. 2014.

 

Ana Kim, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Towards Anxiety-Free Language Learning” (with Sarah Petersen). Penn TESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Glenside, PA. 8 Nov. 2014.

 

Rachel Lapp, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “A Little Help from My Friends: Mentoring Conditionally Admitted Students” (with Karen Asenavage, Scott Stevens, Sean Stellfox, and Conner Kelleher). 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 23 March 2013.

 

Julie Lopez, Faculty

Presentations:

  • “Stop Motion Animation: A Video Project Even Shy Kids Love” (with Scott Duarte). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 28 March 2014.
  • “Maximizing Pair/Group Work within a Whole Class Film Project” (with Scott Duarte). 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 29 March 2014.
  • “Green Screen Video Technology Makes Content-Based Curriculum Come Alive” (with Scott Duarte). 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 21 March 2013.
  • “Academic Support Services: A Successful Model for Conditionally Admitted Students in an IEP” (with Erin Solorzano). NAFSA Region VIII Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 15 Nov. 2013.
  • Publication:
  • “Green Screen Will Put Your Students in Context” (with Scott Duarte). TESOL Video News. Web. Aug. 2013.

 

Toni McLaughlan, Faculty

Revised publication:

  • “CAP Cohort Graduate Program Student Handbook” (with Sarah Cherian and Michael Fields). UD Printing, July 2014 revised edition.

 

Randall Pennington, Faculty

Publication:

  • “Four 40-Minute English Practice Problems for the 2015 Center Test.” Kawai Juku Publications. October 2014.
  • Practice Tests for the 2014 Center Examination: 40 Minute English Reading Practice Tests. Tokyo: Kawai Publishing, 2013.

 

Sarah Petersen, Faculty
Presentation:

  • “Towards Anxiety-Free Language Learning” (with Ana Kim). PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Glenside, PA. 8 Nov. 2014.

 

Phil Rice, Faculty

Presentations:

  • “Focusing Listening Exercises through Online Mashup Software.” 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 25 March 2014.
  • “Musical Pronunciation with the iPad.” 48th Annual TESOL International Convention. Portland, OR. 25 March 2014.
  • “It’s Not Right. It’s Not Wrong. It’s Just Different: Lessons from Teaching English in Liberia.” CELEA 2013 Spring Conference. Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX. 20 March 2013.
  • “No Clickers Needed: Leveraging Socrative in the ESL Classroom.” 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 23 March 2013.

 

Nicole Servais, Faculty

Publication: 

  • “Nearpod: Pros, Cons, and Practical Applications.” On CALL. Web. July 2014.
  • “A Move Towards Autonomy—Individualized Education Plans for Effective Materials Use” (with Ken Cranker). Studies in Self Access Learning 4.2 (2013). Web.

Presentation:

  • “Using iBooks Author to Create Interactive Readers.” 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 20 March 2013. Electronic Village presentation.

 

Mark Smith, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Challenges of Functional Literacy within an IEP Setting: What Works” (with Carolina Correa-Smith). PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Glenside, PA. 8 Nov. 2014.

 

Scott Stevens, Director

Presentations:

  • The Role of Advocacy in Today’s World” (with David Matthews and Ken Krall). English USA Stakeholder Conference. Washington, D.C. 2 Oct. 2014.
  • “Marketing Strategies for IEPs,” with Cheryl Ernst and Kelly Franklin. UCIEP Annual Conference, Bandera, TX. 6 Feb. 2014.
  • “A Little Help from My Friends: Mentoring Conditionally Admitted Students” (with Rachel Lapp, Karen Asenavage, Sean Stellfox, and Conner Kelleher). 47th Annual TESOL International Convention. Dallas, TX. 23 March 2013.
  • “Today’s Chinese Student: Understanding the U.S. Classroom” (with Jeff Lingren). NAFSA. 4 April 2013.
  • “Creating Our Own Pathways: Institutional Alternatives to Corporate Partnership Models” (with Cater Winkle, Randy Hardwick, Tobie Hoffman, Jacqueline McCafferty, and Nicole Sealy). 47th Annual TESOL International Convention, Dallas, TX. 23 March 2013.
  • “The Chinese Conundrum: Understanding and Addressing Problems Through Campus Integration.” 5th Annual Professional Development Workshop, American Association of Intensive English Programs. San Francisco State University. 25 Jan. 2013.

Publications:

  • The Changing Nature of the U.S. University Classroom. NAFSA 2013 Online Conference. 12 July 2013. Closing Keynote Address.
  • “Three differentiators that help IEPs stand out from the Crowd.  The Evolllution, online publication of Destiny Solutions, August 12, 2015. http://evolllution.com/revenue-streams/global_learn­ing/three- differentiators-that-help-ieps-stand-out-from-the-crowd/
  • Chapter: “The graduate cohort program: a model of integration And engagement for international students in Professional Programs” with Michael Fields, Sarah Charian, and Karen Asenavage.  In Graduate Writing Support: Research, Pedagogy, Program Design, ed. Steve Simpson, Michelle Cox, Nigel Caplan, and Talian Phillips, University of Michigan Press, 2015.

 

William Wherry, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Beyond the In-Class Essay.” PennTESOL-East Fall Conference 2014. Glenside, PA. 8 Nov. 2014.

 

Mary Worrilow, Faculty

Presentations:

  • “Using Everyday Objects to Teach Metaphorical Writing” (with Walt Babich). Penn-TESOL East Fall Conference 2013. Abington, PA. 9 Nov. 2013.
  • “The Staple Remover of Life: Teaching Students to Use Metaphors in Writing” (with Walt Babich). WATESOL 2014 Fall Convention. Rockville, MD. 18 Oct. 2014.

 

Grant Wolf, Faculty

Presentation:

  • “Promoting Learner Autonomy Through an NGO Fair.” International JALT Conference (Japan Association of Language Teachers). Shizuoka, Japan. Nov. 19 – 23, 2015.

 

Monica Farling, Faculty

Publication:

  • “Voices from the ELI: An Anthology of Student Writing.” (with Marcia Halio). Fourth Edition. University of Delaware Press. 2015

 

Marcia Halio, Faculty

Publication:

  • “Voices from the ELI: An Anthology of Student Writing.” (with Monica Farling). Fourth Edition. University of Delaware Press. 2015
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