Linguistics, Women's Literature, Composition, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
University of Nebraska, BA: French (History and English emphases)
Columbia University, MA: Languages & Literature (TESOL)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PhD: English/Linguistics and Rhetoric
MATESL founder, LaVona Reeves, has taught in New York Cityand Boise Public Schools, Boise State University, the University of Wyoming, Osaka University and Harvard University. As President of TESOL affiliate, Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages, she initiated a teaching award to honor deceased co-founder of the undergraduate TESL Program, Sally Wellman. Dr. Reeves works closely with graduate students conducting original research in her writing classes and has published in composition, TESOL, literature and gender studies. Awarded EWU Professor of the Year in 2007, she has also been widely recognized for university and community service.
"Action Research, Community, and Hope: Thich Nhat Hanh, bell hooks, and Post-modernity." WAESOL World. 2011. http://waesol.org/quarterly/
"'Buckled Up Inside': Teaching ELLs About Disabilities." WAESOL World. Spring 2010. https://docs.google.com/View? id=dhdsbdqf_8crp4n9hc
"Self-Doubt and an Ethic of Care Inspire Women Leaders." Women in Higher Education (Sarah Gibbard Cook). http://www.wihe.com/viewArticle.jsp?id=18643
"Minimizing Writing Apprehension in the Learner-Centered Classroom." The English Journal 86,6. http://www.jstore.org/stable/820368
Composition for Multi-lingual Writers
Women, Literature, and Social Change
Grammar for Teachers
Second Language Acquisition
Second Language Curriculum Design and Assessment
Modern Language Methodology
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