Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers of U.S. College Composition: Exploring Identities and Negotiating Difference

Edited by Mariya Tseptsura and Todd Ruecker
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverFeaturing the voices of 22 linguistically and geographically diverse authors from a variety of institutional contexts throughout the United States, this edited collection calls attention to the experiences of an important and growing group of writing instructors: those who have learned English as an additional language. Focusing on this critical part of the growing linguistic and cultural diversity of writing programs and classrooms, the contributors to his collection deepen our understanding of an important but relatively unexamined aspect of U.S. writing instruction. By exploring ways that writing programs can build on the strengths that multilingual students and teachers bring to the classroom, this collection offers promising strategies for creating more inclusive writing programs.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

1. Introduction, Mariya Tseptsura and Todd Ruecker
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142.1.3

2. Constructing a Professional Identity: Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers in First-Year Writing Courses, Marcela Hebbard
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142.1.3

3. Multilingual Writing Teacher Identities and Institutional Ecologies: A Collaborative Narrative Inquiry, Su Yin Khor, Cristina Sánchez-Martín, Lisya Seloni, Md Mijanur Rahman, and Demet Yigitbilek
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142.1.3

4. Dismantling Racial Microaggression: Translingual, Nonnative Identities as Pedagogical Resources, Nabila Hijazi
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142.1.3

5. Cultural Adaptation and Building Authority As a NNES: A Reflective Study, Mariya Tseptsura
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142.1.3

6. “What Authority I Have?”: Analyzing Legitimation Codes of English Composition ITAs, Aleksandra Kasztalska and Michael Maune
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142.1.3

7. Native English-Speaking Students’ Perceptions of a Nonnative English-Speaking Writing Teacher, Teaching Effectiveness, and Language Performance, Lan Wang-Hiles
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8. A Corpus Study on Written Comments by Nonnative English-Speaking and Native English-Speaking Teachers of First-Year Writing, Wen Xin
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9. (Re)framing Uncertainty as Opportunity: A Study of International Teaching Assistants in Writing Classrooms Across the Curriculum, Tamara Mae Roose, Min-Seok Choi, and Christopher E. Manion
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142.1.3

10. Identity and Professional Development of First-year NNES Teachers: Two Case Studies, Xin Chen
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11. NNESTs, Teacher Education, Language Diversity, and Equality, Melinda Reichelt
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12. Building Confidence as NNESTs of Writing through Pre-service Training and Professional Development, Anastasiia Kryzhanivska and Tetyana Bychkovska
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Afterword, Mariya Tseptsura and Todd Ruecker
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About the Editors

Mariya Tseptsura is Director of the online writing program in the Department of English at the University of Arizona where her work focuses on online writing instruction (OWI). In addition to OWI, her research interests include second language writing, writing program administration, and linguistic diversity in higher education. She has taught composition and ESL courses in a variety of settings in the US and abroad.

Todd Ruecker is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Director of Core Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research focuses on exploring the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of educational institutions and developing innovative ways to support student and teacher success. His work has appeared in journals such as TESOL Quarterly and College Composition and Communication and he has published several books.

Publication Information: Tseptsura, Mariya, & Todd Ruecker. (2024). Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers of U.S. College Composition: Exploring Identities and Negotiating Difference. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado.

Digital Publication Date: January 21, 2024
Print Publication Date: TBD

ISBN: 978-1-64215-214-2 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-215-9 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-617-1 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2024.2142

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Series Editors: Series Editors: Steven Fraiberg, Michigan State University; Joan Mullin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology; and Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University.

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