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I have a B.A. in Linguistics, Advanced TESL certification, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Graduate Ethnic Studies Certification, and a Ph.D. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction. I have completed teacher training courses and taught courses for eight years which specifically focused on the theories and the practices of academic composition to a diverse range of native and non-native speaking university level students in the United States and various countries around the world.
My pedagogical philosophy is an amalgamation of literature authored by Paulo Freire and John Swales, because I believe that a formal education in academic writing roots students in personal, political, and financial agency. My areas of research include analysis of discourse and curriculum as a predictor of student success, corpora analysis to determine specific patterns of language use in specific scenarios, and communicative competence research to determine hidden curriculum factors (e.g., classroom dynamics, instruction, resource access, resource appropriateness, etc.) that affect marginalized student populations.
I also really love comic books and video games and can be found marathoning the MCU at any given moment.