I teach courses in academic writing, speaking, and listening to graduate students during the academic year. I also teach a practicum-style class in the linguistics department for undergraduate students who want to explore English language teaching in the future. My main areas of interest are writing, grammar, and extra-curricular communicative skills such as developing the cultural literacy to successfully write professional documents like cover letters, CVs, and resumes, as well as make and receive professional phone calls. I speak Spanish and French fairly well and a little bit of Mandarin.

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Co-Chair, TESOL - LGBTQ Professional Learning Network (2017 - Present)
  • Member, ACTFL (2018 - Present)
  • Member, CATESOL (2017 - Present)
  • Member, TESOL (2013 - Present)

Professional Education

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Linguistics (2013)
  • MA, University of North Texas, Linguistics (2007)
  • BA, University of Michigan - Flint, French (2004)
  • BA, University of Michigan - Flint, Spanish (2004)

2019-20 Courses

All Publications

  • Understanding the Paragraph and Paragraphing (Book Review) ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES Book Review Authored by: Geda, K. 2019; 53: 137–38
  • Identity games: globalization and the transformation of media cultures in the New Europe (Book Review) NATIONALITIES PAPERS-THE JOURNAL OF NATIONALISM AND ETHNICITY Book Review Authored by: Saunders, R. A. 2011; 39 (1): 156–58
  • Book Review: Planning Chinese characters: Reaction, evolution or revolution? Geda, K. Language in Society. 2010 291–292