Bio


I am the coordinator of English for Foreign Students in the Stanford Language Center. Additionally, I teach courses in academic writing, speaking, and listening to graduate students. I also teach a pedagogy and practicum class in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for both undergraduate and graduate 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 interact socially in professional and personal environments. I speak Spanish and French well, and a little bit of Mandarin and Esperanto.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Coordinator, English for Foreign Students, Stanford Language Center (2020 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Co-Chair, TESOL - LGBT Professional Learning Network (2019 - 2020)
  • Chair, TESOL - LGBT Professional Learning Network (2018 - 2019)
  • Member, CATESOL (2017 - Present)
  • Member, TESOL (2013 - Present)
  • Member, ACTFL (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)

2021-22 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