Academic interests

English as a Second Language, English for Academic Purposes, English Writing

Teaching

Fundamentals of English (W130-EAP), Elementary Composition I (W131-EAP)

Awards

  • Golden Key International Honour Society 2001
  • Making a Difference Nomination 2007
  • Barbara E. Zimmer Associate Faculty Award 2010
  • English Department Writing Program Outstanding Associate Faculty Award 2012
  • School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Associate Faculty Award 2012

Publications

Grandma died again? Student excuses as authentic persuasive writing materials, co-presented with M. Catherine Beck, Frank Smith IV, and Kate Dobson, INTESOL Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October, 2012 His, mine or ours? Curbing cheating among EAP students. Poster presented with Cathy Beck at the annual conference of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Denver, CO, March 2009. Screencasting: using a virtual tool for the traditional classroom, co-presented with Estela Ene and Cathy Beck at the annual conference of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Boston, MA, March 2010 Beck, M. C., Hamstra, M., Bruns, L., Orlando, H., & Smith IV, F. M. (2009, July). A review of ESP materials for law and MBA students. TESOL English for Specific Purposes Newsletter, (14). http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/article.asp?vid=200&DID=12535&sid=1&cid=847&iid=12533&nid=3534