Denise Murray,  Ph.D.Denise Murray, Ph.D.

TESOL Professor:

Dr. Denise Murray served as President of TESOL from 1996-1997 and on the Board of Directors of TESOL for 7 years. TESOL Professor at Anaheim University, Prof. Murray is Emeritus Professor at Macquarie University, Australia, and at San José State University, California. She was Executive Director of the AMEP Research Centre and of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) at Macquarie University from 2000 to 2006. Prior to her appointment at Macquarie, she was founding Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at San José State University for 9 years. Her research centers around computer-assisted language learning; cross-cultural literacy; use of L1 in the second language classroom; intersection of language, society and technology; settlement of adult immigrants; language education policy; and leadership in language education. She has published her work in 17 books and more than 100 articles in professional journals, as book chapters, or conference proceedings. She edited two volumes in 2008: Planning change; Changing plans: Innovations in second language teaching (University of Michigan Press) and Leadership in English language education: Theoretical foundations and practical skills for changing times (Routledge). The leadership volume was co-edited with M.A. Christison. In 2011 she and M.A. Christison co-authored two volumes on teacher education: What English language teachers need to know I: Understanding learning and What English language teachers need to know I I: Facilitating learning(Routledge).

Message from Denise Murray, Ph.D.

I am excited to be part of the team of faculty teaching this program because I value distance education, having experienced it firsthand myself. I completed much of my B.A. by distance—although in those days it was totally paper-based. I have been involved in English language education around the globe for more than thirty years, having developed an abiding love of language and its study from a very young age. While languages give us the opportunity to interact with people from different cultures, technology amplifies that opportunity.

Publications: Books

2011

  • What English language teachers need to know I: Understanding learning. New York: Routledge (with M.A. Christison)
  • What English language teachers need to know II: Facilitating learning. New York: Routledge (with M.A. Christison)

2009

  • Leadership in English language Education: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Skills for Changing Times. New York: Routledge. (with M.A. Christison)

2008

  • Planning Change; Changing Plans: Innovations in Second Language Teaching. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. (Edited volume)

2006

  • Teacher and Learner Use of New Technologies in the AMEP. Sydney: NCELTR. (with R. Lloyd and P. McPherson)

2005

  • Navigating to Read; Reading to Navigate. Edited Book. Sydney: NCELTR. (with P. McPherson.) (Edited volume)
  • First Language Support in Adult ESL in Australia. Edited Book. Sydney: NCELTR. (with G. Wigglesworth) (Edited volume)
  • Recruitment of Volunteer Home Tutors for the AMEP Home Tutor Scheme: Strategies to Improve Recruitment. Sydney, Australia: NCELTR. (with J. Master and R. Lloyd).

2004

  • Using the Web to Support Language Learning. Sydney: NCELTR. (with P. McPherson)

2003

  • Integrating Citizenship Content in Teaching Adult Immigrants English: An Evaluation of Let’s Participate: A Course in Australian Citizenship. Sydney: NCELTR.
  • Communicating on the Net. Sydney: NCELTR. (with P. McPherson).

2002

  • Using Planet English with AMEP Learners. Sydney: NCELTR. (wi th P. McPherson).

1998

  • Leadership Development: Expanding our Professional Skills. Alexandria, VA: TESOL. (with M. A. Christison and N. Anderson).

1995

  • Knowledge Machines: Language and Information in a Technological Society, Longman. Part of the series Language and Social Life. (pp. 1-202 + xii)

1992

  • Diversity as Resource: Redefining Cultural Literacy. TESOL Publications. (pp. 1-323 + xvii). (Edited volume)

1991

  • Conversation for Action: The Computer Terminal as Medium of Communication. John Benjamins, Holland. (pp. 1-178 + xii)

1989

  • Lifeline PC: A Handbook for Teachers in Computer Classrooms. (with L. Rew, C. Walker), SJSU.
  • Lifeline Mac: A Handbook for Teachers in Computer Classrooms. (with L. Rew, C. Walker), SJSU.

1988

  • CATESOL Directory of ESL Teacher Preparation Programs in California and Nevada. CATESOL

Publications: Journal Editing and Journal Editorial Boards

Co-Editor

  • 2006 Prospect
  • 2005 Prospect
  • 1988-1995 The CATESOL Journal

Guest Editor

  • 2005 Prospect 20-2.
  • 2003 Prospect, 18-1.
  • 1995 Intercultural Discourse in Business and Industry. Special issue of TEXT, volume 15-4. Co-edited with J. Ulijn. (pp. 419-630)

Editorial Boards

Language Learning and Technology

  • International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning
  • Taiwan Journal of TESOL
  • Pasaa, A Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand
  • Prospect
  • Reflections on English Language Teaching

Occasional Reviewer

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Canadian Modern Language Journal.
  • Research in the Teaching of English.
  • Management Communication Quarterly.
  • Language in Society.
  • English for Specific Purposes.
  • Applied Language Learning
  • TESOL Quarterly
  • TEXT and TALK
  • Journal of Learning and Instruction

Publications: Articles in Referred Journals

2008

  • From marginalization to transformation: How ICT is being used in ESL learning today. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning 4 (5), 20-35.

2007

  • Opening Doors: Teachers Learning Through Collaborative Research. Prospect 22 (1), 19-36, (with G. Wigglesworth)

2006

  • Scaffolding Instruction for Reading the Web. Language Teaching Research10, (2), 131-156. (with P. McPherson).

2005

  • Technologies for L2 Literacy. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 25, 188-201.

2004

  • The Multilingual Teacher: Issues for Teacher Education. Prospect, 19, (2), 3-24. (with E. Garvey).

2003

  • Editorial. Prospect, 18, (1), 1-4.

2000

  • Protean Communication: The Language of Computer-mediated Communication. TESOL Quarterly, 34 (3), 397-423.
  • Changing Technologies, Changing Literacy Communities? Language, Learning and Technology, 4 (2), 43-58.

1999

  • Access to Information Technology: Considerations for Language Educators. Prospect, 14, (3), 4-12.

1998

  • An Agenda for Literacy for Adult Second Language Learners. Prospect, 13 (3), 42-9.
  • Ebonics--A Case Study in Language, Power, and Pedagogy. TESOL Quarterly, 32 (1), 144-6. .

1997

  • Is Remediation an Articulation Issue? Solicited by the editors of a special issue of The CATESOL Journal, 9 (1), 175-182.
  • Articulation or Collaboration? Solicited by the editors of a special issue of The CATESOL Journal, 9 (1), 207-214.

1994

  • Using Portfolios to Assess Writing. Prospect, 9 (2), 56-69.

1992

  • Making It Happen: An ESL Professional Organization's Advocacy for Teachers and Learners. ELT Journal, 46 (1), 92-5.

1991

  • Computer Conversation: Adapting the Composing Process to Conversation. Written Communication, 8 (1), 35-55.

1990

  • ESL in the California State University: Who Are We? And Where Will We Go? The CATESOL Journal, 3 (1), 105-8.
  • Literacies as Sociocultural Phenomena. Prospect, 5 (3), 55-62.
  • CmC. English Today, 6 (3), 42-46.

1989

  • Social and Functional Uses of the Present Continuous. The TESOL Recorder, 22 (4), 72-7.

1988

  • Computer-mediated Communication Use within IBM. Technical Communication, 339-340.
  • The Context of Oral and Written Language: A Framework for Mode and Medium Switching. Language in Society, 17 (3), 351-373.
  • Computer-mediated Communication: Implications for ESP. English for Specific Purposes, 7, 3-18.

1987

  • Requests at Work: Negotiating the Conditions of Conversation. Management Communication Quarterly, 1 (1), 58-83.

Publications: Book Chapters

2011

  • Vocational ESL. In E. Hinkel (ed.). Handbook of Research in Second Language Learning and Teaching Volume 2. (pp. 65-84) Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum. (Refereed volume)

2010

  • Learning by doing: The Role of Data Collection in Action Research. In G. Park, H. P. Widodo, & A. Cirocki (eds.). Observation of teaching: Bridging Theory and Practice through Research on Teaching (pp. 49-62). Munich: Lincom Europa.
  • Changing Stripes – Chameleon or Tiger? In D. Nunan & J. Choi (eds.). Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity (pp. 164-9). New York: Routledge.

2008

  • Strategic Planning for English Language Teachers and Learners. In C. Coombe, M.L. McClosky, L. Stephenson & N.J. Anderson (eds.). Leading in English Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 128-140). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (Refereed volume). (with M.A. Christison).

2007

  • Teaching and Learning Communicative Competence in an E-era. In J. Liu (ed.). English Language Teaching in China: New Approaches, Perspectives and Standards (pp. 75-90). New York: Continuum. (refereed volume)
  • Creating a Technology-rich English Language Learning Environment. In J. Cummins & C. Davison (eds.), Kluwer International Handbook on English Language Teaching (pp. 747-761). Berlin: Kluwer. (Refereed volume)

2006

  • Let’s Participate: Designing a Civics Course for Adult Migrants. In M. A. Snow and L. Kamhi-Stein (eds). Developing a New Program or Curriculum for Adults (pp. 285-309). Alexandria: TESOL. (with P. McPherson).

2005

  • Applied Linguistics in Australasia and the Pacific. In K. Brown (Editor-in-Chief). Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition (vol. 1, pp. 342-9). Oxford: Elsevier. (Refereed volume)
  • ESL in Adult Education. In E.Hinkel (ed.), Handbook of Research in Second Language Learning and Teaching. (pp. 65-84) Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum. (Refereed volume)
  • Dell H. Hymes. In P. Strazny (ed.), Encyclopedia of Linguistics (pp.484-485). New York: Fitzroy Dearborn.
  • Implications for L1 Use – Where to Now?. In D. E. Murray & G. Wigglesworth (eds) First Language Support in Adult ESL in Australia (pp. 146-151). Sydney: NCELTR (with G. Wigglesworth)
  • Introduction. In D. E. Murray & G. Wigglesworth (eds) First Language Support in Adult ESL in Australia (pp. viii-xii). Sydney: NCELTR. (with G. Wiglesworth)
  • L1 as a Resource in Adult Learning Settings. In D. E. Murray & G. Wigglesworth (eds) First Language Support in Adult ESL in Australia (pp. 12-23). Sydney: NCELTR

2004

  • The Language of Cyberspace. In E. Finegan and J. Rickford (eds.), Language in the USA. (pp. 463-479). Cambridge University Press.
  • New Frontiers in Technology and Teaching. In C. Davison (ed.), Information Technology and Innovation in Language Education (pp. 25-44). Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press. (Refereed volume)
  • The Role of Assessment in Performance-based Standards. In G. Poedsoejoedarmo (ed.), Teaching and Assessing Language Proficiency (pp.67-76). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.

2003

  • Changing Clients in the AMEP at the Turn of the 21st Century. In G. Wigglesworth (ed.), The Kaleidoscope of Adult Second Language Learning: Learner, Teacher and Researcher Perspectives (pp. 19-28). Sydney: NCELTR. (Refereed volume)
  • Materials for New Technologies: Learning from Research and Practice. In Renandya, W. (ed.), Methodology and Materials Design in Language Teaching (pp.30-43). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.

2001

  • New Technology: New Language at Work? In A. Burns, D. Hall and C. Coffin (eds.), Analysing English in a Global Context (pp. 38-49). London: Routledge.
  • Whose 'Standard'? What the Ebonics Debate Tells Us About Language, Power, and Pedagogy. In Alatis, J. E. (ed.), Language in our time: Bilingual education and official English, Ebonics and Standard English, immigration and the Unz Initiative, (pp. 321-334). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

2000

  • Current and Future State of ESL Instruction in the US (with Natalie Kuhlman). In M. A. Snow (ed.), Implementing the ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students through Teacher Education (pp. 33-47). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

1997

  • Changing the Margins: Dilemmas of a Reformist in the Field. In C. Pearson Casanave and S. Schecter (eds.), Becoming a Language Educator (pp. 179-186). Lawrence Erlbaum. (Refereed volume)
  • On Getting There from Here. In C. Pearson Casanave and S. Schecter (eds.), Becoming a Language Educator. Lawrence Erlbaum (pp. 209-212). (Refereed volume)

1996

  • The Tapestry of Diversity in Our Classrooms. In K. M. Bailey and D. Nunan (eds.), Voices and Viewpoints:
  • Qualitative Research in Second Language Education (pp. 434-448). Cambridge University Press. (Refereed volume)

1993

  • Program Evaluation: A Simulation. In D. Freeman (ed.), New Ways in Teacher Education. TESOL Publications. (Refereed volume)

1992

  • Identifying the Languages and Cultures of Our Students. (with P. Nichols and A. Heisch). In Denise E. Murray (ed.), Diversity as Resource: Redefining Cultural Literacy. TESOL Publications, 68-83. (Refereed volume)
  • Unlimited Resources: Learners' Language, Culture, and Thought. In Denise E. Murray (ed.), Diversity as Resource: Redefining Cultural Literacy. TESOL Publications, 259-274. (Refereed volume)
  • Vietnamese Literacy Practices and their Effect on Academic Writing: Case Studies. (with P. Nichols). In F. Dubin and N. Kuhlman (eds.) Cross-Cultural Literacy: Global Perspectives on Reading and Writing. Prentice-Hall, 175-187. (Refereed volume)
  • Collaborative Writing as Literacy Event. In David Nunan (ed.), Collaborative Learning and Teaching. Cambridge University Press, 100-117. (Refereed volume)

1990

  • The Discourse Structure of Conversation for Action. In M. A. K. Halliday, John Gibbons, and Howard Nicholas (eds.), Learning, Keeping and Using Language. Holland: John Benjamins, 283-298.

1989

  • Teaching Bilingual Students. In Hans Guth (ed.), The Wadsworth Manual: A Practical Guide for Writing Teachers. Belmont: Wadsworth, 66-79.

1988

  • When the Medium Determines Turns: Turn-taking in Computer Conversation. In Hywel Coleman (ed.), Working with Language. The Hague: Mouton, 210-223.

1985

  • Composition as Conversation: The Computer Terminal as Medium of Communication, In Lee Odell and Dixie Goswami (eds.), Writing in Non-Academic Settings. New York: Guilford Press, 205-229.

Publications: Conference Proceedings, Newsletters, Working Papers

2010

  • Get Wise: Content-based Teaching for LESLLA Refugee Youth in Adult Programs. In T. Wall & M. Leong (eds.), Low educated second language and literacy acquisition: Proceedings of the 5th Symposium, Banff.

2009

  • Transforming the Role of ICT in Pedagogy. In Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Tsing Hua University (eds.), Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the R.O.C (pp. 12-16). Taiwan: Author.

2005

  • Teaching for Learning Using New Technology. In Chen, Yi-ju & Leung, Yiu-nam (eds.), Selected Papers from the Fourteenth International Symposium on English Teaching. Taipei: English Teachers’ Association-Republic of China.

2002

  • Assuring Quality of Teacher Performance. VATME Newsletter, March, 8-10.
  • New Technologies: Learning from Research and Practice. In Katchen, J. E. (ed.), Selected Papers from the Eleventh International Symposium on English Teaching/Fourth Pan Asian Conference. Taipei: English Teachers’ Association/ROC, 109-119.

2001

  • The Human Element in an Online Age. Macquarie University News, June, 14.

1998

  • Language and Society in Cyberspace. Part II. TESOL Matters, August/September, 11-12.
  • Language and Society in Cyberspace. Part I. TESOL Matters, August/September, 9, 21.

1996-7

  • Practicing What we Teach. TESOL Matters, December/January, 3.

1996

  • Research: A Fundamental Perspective. TESOL Matters, October/November, 3.
  • Technology is Driving the Future: The Steering is up to Us. Part I. TESOL Matters, June/July, 3.
  • Technology is Driving the Future: The Steering is up to Us. Part II. TESOL Matters, August/September, 3.
  • On Track with Standards? TESOL Matters, April/May, 3.

1992

  • CATESOL--Advocacy for Teachers and Learners. CATESOL News, June, 1-3.
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing Approves (B)CLAD Emphasis Credential. CATESOL News, June, 17.

1991

  • What is the Research Fair? TESOL Matters, October/November, 17.
  • The Role of Research in TESOL. TESOL Matters, April/May, 11.

1989

  • Contact Assignments for Survival English. CATESOL News, March, 17.

1988

  • Orality and Literacy in the Computer Age. ACH Newsletter, 10(1), 14-15.

1987

  • Computer-mediated Communication as a Tool for Language Learning. TESOL Newsletter, 13-14, June.

1986

  • When is a Conversation not a Conversation? Operationalizing the Object of Discourse Study. In Proceedings of the Forum for Research on Language Issues. Stanford University, 70-89.
  • Literacy at Work: Medium of Communication as Choice, ERIC Doc ED 267 641, August.
  • Conversation for Action: The Computer Terminal as Medium of Communication. CATESOL News, October, 4.
  • A Survey of Computer-mediated Communication. IBM Corporation Scientific Center Report. 1-43.
  • Computer-mediated Communication as an Instructional Tool. In Tenth Western Educational Computing Conference. CECC, 41-5.

1985

  • Teaching Writing as a Process. In A.T.E.S.O.L. 4th Summer School Proceedings: Volume 2. Sydney, Australia, 1-11.
  • ESL/EFL in the Land Down Under, CATESOL News, June, 15.

1983

  • Diagnostic Testing of the Intelligibility of Thai and Japanese Speakers of English as a Foreign Language. In Cherry Campbell, Vanessa Flashner, Thom Hudson and Jan Lubin (eds.), Proceedings of the Los Angeles Second
  • Language Research Forum, Volume II. Department of English, UCLA, 226-36.
  • Developing a Familiarity Test for the Macquarie Modified NW6 PB Word Lists. Speech & Language Research Centre Working Papers. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 3(5), 1-34.

1982

  • Diagnostic Testing of the Intelligibility of Thai and Japanese Speakers of English as a Foreign Language. Speech &
  • Language Research Centre Working Papers. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 3(4), 1-22.

1980

  • Annotated Bibliography of Functional ESL Texts and Reference Books. Migrant Education Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Diagnostic Testing of the Intelligibility of Thai and Japanese Speakers of English as a Foreign Language.
  • Submitted in fulfillment of requirements for M.A. (Hons). Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. 1-306.

1979

  • Projects for a `Survival' English Course for Overseas Students. TEFL/TESL Newsletter. Commonwealth Department of Education, Canberra, Australia.

Reviews

2009

  • Review of M. Levy & G. Stockwell, (2006). CALL dimensions: Options and issues in computer-assisted language learning, and P. Hubbard & M. Levy, (2006). Teacher Education in CALL. Applied Linguistics, 30(3), 441-456.

1996

  • Review of A. Firth (Ed.), The Discourse of Negotiation: Studies of Language in the Workplace. Studies in SecondLanguage Acquisition. 18:2.

1992

  • Review of J.D. Brown, Understanding Research in Second Language Learning. (Cambridge University Press). The CATESOL Journal, 5(2), 59-61.

1991

  • Review of H.D. Brown, D.S. Cohen, & J. O'Day, Challenges: A Process Approach to Academic English. (Prentice-Hall Regents 1991). The CATESOL Journal, 4(1), 138.
  • Review of H.D. Brown, Breaking the Language Barrier. (Intercultural Press 1991). The CATESOL Journal, 4(1), 139.

1990

  • Review of Tony Wright, Roles of Teachers and Learners. (Oxford 1987). The CATESOL Journal, 3(1), 115-9.

1988

  • Review of Christine Pearson Casanave, Strategies for Readers, Book I and Book 2. (Prentice Hall 1983). The CATESOL Journal, 1(1), 117-119.

1987

  • Review of Hywel Coleman (ed.), Language and Work: Law, Industry, Education. International Journal of the Sociology of Language. (Mouton 1984). English for Specific Purposes, 6(1), 57-66.

1986

  • Review of Shirley Brice Heath, Ways with Words: Language, Life and Work in Communities and Classrooms. (Cambridge 1983). TESOL Newsletter, June.

Invited Conference Papers

2010

  • Plenary speaker, MY_CASELT Conference, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "Whose language? Whose Culture? Making Choices for English Language Learners". December 15-16.
  • Featured speaker, CATESOL Northern Regional Conference, Monterey, California. "Changing tides: Metaphors for teaching. November 13.

2009

  • Plenary speaker, 26th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the R.O.C., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
  • 43rd Annual TESOL Convention, Denver. "TESOL and affiliates: An ecological approach to the relationship." Keynote for Affiliate leaders workshop.

2008

  • 42nd Annual TESOL Convention, New York. "Creative models for the "e" in TESOL". Colloquium on "TESOL’s creative practices" with M. A. Christison, K. Bailey, J. Edge, M. McCarthy, & D. Nunan
  • 42nd Annual TESOL Convention, New York. "Leadership in the changing world of TESOL". Colloquium on "Research development across TESOL entities: Actions, impact, future directions" with K. Abe-ford, D. Boraie, L. England, L. Moussu, J. Orr & Y. Sun

2007

  • Keynote speaker, Pedagogies and Learning Conference, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. "The role ICT in pedagogy – from marginality to transformation"
  • 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, Washington. "Refugee youth from Africa: Expectations and challenges." Colloquium on "Multinational contexts: Addressing adolescent second language literacy" with C. Leung, M. Hajer & D. Short.
  • 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, Washington. "Affiliate leaders in a changing world."
  • 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, Washington. "Thai-Australian teacher development project: Differing stakeholders, differing perceptions." Colloquium on "Managing professional development projects": Managing changes" with S. Nimmannit, C. Davison, A. Katz & L. Lopriore.

2006

  • AMEP National Conference, Perth, Australia. "Uptake of AMEP by Youth from Africa". (with R. Lloyd)
  • AMEP National Conference, Perth, Australia. "Uptake of CALL in the AMEP". (with P.McPherson & R. Lloyd)
  • AMEP National Conference, Perth, Australia. "Meeting learners’ vocational needs in the AMEP".
  • AMEP National Forum, Southport, Australia. "Use of computer technologies in the AMEP."
  • AMEP National Forum, Southport, Australia." Developing vocationally-specific content for the AMEP."
  • NEAS-DOS Conference, Sydney, Australia. "Assuring quality through effective leadership."
  • Plenary speaker, China Daily 21st Century Symposium, Macau. "Teaching and assessing oral English as an international language."
  • Plenary speaker, CamTESOL, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. "Language school management."
  • Featured speaker, Thailand TESOL, Chiang Mai, Thailand. "Using Information Technology to Facilitate Learning" (with Lisa Barrett).
  • 40th Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida. "Strategic planning: A tool for program evaluation"

2005

  • Plenary speaker, CULI Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand. Nurturing learners to develop autonomy in IT use.
  • Plenary speaker, ETA-ROC, Taiwan. Teaching for Learning Using New Technology.
  • Plenary speaker, MELTA, Selangor, Malaysia. Using online resources in teaching and leaning English.
  • Plenary speaker, 11th International TESOL Arabia Conference, Dubai, UAE. Leading in unpredictable contexts.
  • Invited speaker, 11th International TESOL Arabia Conference, Dubai, UAE. Strategic planning in ELT.
  • Plenary speaker, 2nd International Symposium, Shantou, China. Teaching and learning communicative competence in an e-era
  • Plenary Speaker, Beijing Olympic Summit, Beijing, China. The role of technology in acquiring communicative competence.
  • Plenary speaker, Thailand TESOL, Bangkok, Thailand. Navigating to read; reading to navigate.
  • Featured speaker, Thailand TESOL, Bangkok, Thailand. Responding to change: Strategic planning from Thai and Australian perspectives.
  • Plenary speaker, TESOL Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand. "The Ecology of Leadership in TESOL."

2004

  • Plenary speaker, acl Consortium PD Day, Sydney, Australia. Profile of AMEP Research Centre and Projects.
  • Plenary speaker, Third 21st Century International Forum on English Language Teaching, Wuhan, China. The Genres of English for International Communication
  • Featured speaker. PAC5, Vladivostok, Russia. Exploring Webpage literacy in language learning.
  • Featured speaker, Thailand TESOL, Khon Kaen, Thailand. Leading in an era of change.
  • AMEP Coordination Conference, Canberra, Australia. "The AMEP Research Centre 2004". with P. McPherson.
  • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA. Presidential Invited Panel on "Preparing Teachers to Teach English Language Learners: What do we know?"

2003

  • Plenary speaker, CULI 5th International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. Reading the Web.
  • 37th Annual TESOL Convention,Baltimore, USA. Panel on TESOL as an international association.
  • AMEP National Forum. Review of Let’s Participate.Melbourne, Australia.
  • Lao TESOL, Vientiane, Laos. Focussing on learning in the language classroom.
  • Featured speaker, Thailand TESOL, Bangkok, Thailand. Defining the practice of language teaching.
  • Featured speaker, 13th Biennial Summer School and National Conference (ATESOL/ACTA), Sydney, Australia. Defining the practice of language teaching.
  • TAFE Qld Language and Literacy Services, Professional Development Conference. Emerging trends in TESOL.
  • AMEP Service Provider Heads Meeting, Sydney, Australia. Teaching adult immigrants English: A study in contrasts.
  • AMES, Professional Development Conference, Melbourne, Victoria. The AMEP: Meeting Communities’ Needs.

2002

  • Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Bangkok, Thailand. Performance-based curriculum standards. .
  • King Mongut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand. Performance-based curriculum standards. .
  • Srinakaminwirote University, Bangkok, Thailand. Performance-based curriculum standards.
  • Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. Performance-based curriculum standards.
  • Featured speaker, ETA-ROC/PAC4 Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. New Technologies: Learning from Research and Practice.
  • AMEP National Forum. Using Internet resources in AMEP classes. Sydney, Australia. With P. McPherson.
  • AMEP National Forum. Evaluation of multimedia materials (Planet English). Sydney, Australia.
  • AMEP National Forum. Contributions and challenges for the multilingual teacher. With E. Garvey. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Plenary address, 6th National DOS Management Conference, Sydney, Australia. Leading, managing, or surviving the chaos of business.
  • Plenary address. Eighth National Conference on Community Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages, Wellington, New Zealand. The ecology of language education.
  • Plenary speaker, China Daily 21st Century seminar, Chengdu, China. Whose English? Whose standards?
  • Featured speaker. 37th RELC International Seminar, Singapore. Materials for new technologies: Learning from research and practice.
  • Plenary address, Post-RELC Seminar, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Materials for new technologies: Learning from research and practice.
  • Final panel, 37th RELC International Seminar, Singapore. The role of materials development in translating good theory into good practice.
  • Featured speaker, 36th Annual TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City, USA. "New technologies: Learning from research and practice"
  • Featured speaker, ACL Professional Development Day, Sydney, Australia. Cultural transmission in language teaching and learning.
  • Plenary address, ACTA Conference, Adelaide, Australia. Cultural transmission in language teaching and learning.

2001

  • Featured speaker, Thailand TESOL, Bangkok, Thailand. "Is the learner learning?"
  • Plenary address, ATESOL, Sydney, Australia. "The ecology of language education."
  • Plenary Address, ACL, Sydney, Australia, "Communicating in a Knowledge Organisation"
  • The sociolinguistics of computer-mediated communication: Implications for educators. UTS Seminar, May.
  • (Language) Standards: For Whom? For What? La Trobe University, Institute for Education Seminar, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Plenary Address, AMEP Conference 2001, "Whose English? Whose Standard?
  • Final panel, PAC3/JALT 2001, Kitakyushu, Japan, "Vibrant debate" with A Underwood, C Candlin, T Woodward, F Tsao, S Han, R Dickey, A Wiriyachitra.
  • Presidents’ Roundtable Discussion, PAC3/JALT 2001, Kitakyushu, Japan with A Underwood, S Nimmannit, C Candlin, T Robb.

2000

  • Plenary address, TESOL Arabia Conference, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. "How is the language learner learning?
  • How do we know?"
  • Plenary address, CATESOL State Conference, Sacramento. "Looking to the future; learning from the past."
  • Plenary address, ACTA National Conference, Brisbane, Australia. "Forging policies to enhance the profession."
  • Plenary address, Tex-TESOL State Conference, Austin. "Facing the Future by Learning from the Past."
  • Plenary address, AMEP Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia. "Teaching for learning."
  • Plenary addresses, TESOL Italy, Assissi. "Whose English? Whose Standard?"
  • Plenary address, TESOL Italy, Assissi. "Focus on student learning."

1999

  • "Whose 'Standard'? What the Ebonics Debate Tells us About Language, Power, and Pedagogy." Georgetown University Roundtable '99.
  • Keynote address, Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs International Conference on The
  • AMEP: 50 Years of Nation Building. Melbourne, Australia. "Before Pedagogy: Issues for Language
  • Educators in an Era of Technological Change."

1998

  • Plenary address, CATESOL Los Angeles Regional Conference. "The Ecology of English Language Teaching."
  • Keynote address, WAFLT/COFLT Conference, Tacoma Washington. "The Ecology of Language Education."
  • Opening plenary, 32nd Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle. "Techno-joy? Techno-fear?"
  • Organizer and presenter for Research Colloquium, CATESOL State Conference, Pasadena.

1997

  • Keynote address, Ohio TESOL, Columbus. "Changing the Margins for the TESOL Profession."
  • Keynote address, Michigan TESOL, Mt. Pleasant. "Standards for the (T)ESOL Profession: Advocating for Change."
  • Plenary address, 31st Annual TESOL Convention, Orlando, Florida. "Language and Society in Cyberspace."
  • Keynote address, Pan-Asian Conference, Bangkok. "Cultural Transmission in Language Teaching and Learning."
  • Member, colloquium, Pan-Asian Conference, Bangkok. "Agenda 2000."

1996

  • Keynote address, TESL Ontario, Toronto. "From Suitcase to Discipline: Advocating against Marginalization."
  • Member, Featured Topic Strand, CATESOL State Conference, San Francisco. "Perspectives on Teacher Education: Current Issues in Pre-Service Education."
  • Special session, CATESOL State Conference, San Francisco. "Pre-K-12 Standards: Why? For Whom? Which?"
  • Keynote address, WAESOL, Tri-Cities, Washington. "The Power of Multiple Voices."
  • Special session, WAESOL, Tri-Cities, Washington. "Standards: Why? For Whom? Which?"

1995

  • Plenary address, TEXTESOL, San Antonio. "Standards: Why? For Whom? Which?"
  • Plenary address, Alberta Multicultural Conference. "The Power of Multiple Voices."
  • Special session, Alberta Multicultural Conference. "K-12 Standards."

1994

  • Plenary address, CoTESOL, Denver. "The Power of Multiple Voices."
  • CoTESOL, Denver. "Whose Standards? Assuring Equity in the Assessment of English Language Learners."
  • National Commemorative Symposium, San Francisco on "Revisiting the Lau Decision: 20 Years After." Member of panel on National Standards.

1993

  • ATESOL Annual Dinner, Sydney, Australia. "The Tapestry of Diversity in Our Classrooms."
  • Plenary address, CATESOL State Conference, Monterey. "The Tapestry of Diversity in Our Classrooms."
  • Plenary address, TexTESOL Austin. "Capitalizing on the Diversity in our Classrooms."

1991

  • Keynote address, CATESOL San Diego Regional Conference. "Ending Marginalization: An Agenda for Change.

1990

  • 24th Annual TESOL Convention, San Francisco. "Literacy and Technology in the Workplace."
  • 24th Annual TESOL Convention, San Francisco. Member of panel on "Certification: Where are we? Where are wegoing?"
  • 24th Annual TESOL Convention, San Francisco. Chair of Research Interest Section Academic Session, "Self Report in Research: Issues and Practices."

1989

  • SJSU Student Services Staff Development Day, November. Member of panel on "Looking Ahead: Students of the 1990s."
  • CATESOL Northern Regional Conference, Contra Costa College. "SJSU's Writing Skills Test and the ESL Student: A Collaborative Approach to Articulation."
  • NCTE Convention, Baltimore. Chair of TESOL-sponsored Session, "Diversity as Resource: Redefining CulturalLiteracy."

1988

  • CATESOL Northern Regional Conference, Cal State Hayward. "The NTE Program's Test for Teaching ESL: Implications for California."
  • CCCESL Symposium: Empowering ESL Writers, Los Angeles, California. "Assessment of Readiness for Upper Division Writing: A Collaborative Enterprise of SJSU and Community Colleges."
  • CCCESL Symposium: Making Connections, San Jose, California. "Making Connections."

1987

  • MLA Convention, San Francisco, California. "Orality and Literacy in the Computer Age". Part of a panel on "The Nature of Text" arranged by the Association for Computers and the Humanities.
  • Educational Equity Brown Bag Symposia, San Jose, California. "Language Use in the U.S.A.: Heritage of the past,Crossroad for the Future."
  • San José State University English Department Teaching Colloquia, San Jose, California. "SJSU Language Use Survey: Findings and Implications."
  • CATESOL Steinbeck Chapter Conference, North Monterey County High School. "Effective Group Work UsingProblem Solving Tasks."
  • Asilomar Regional Reading Conference, Asilomar, California. "Reading for Comprehension."

1986

  • San José State University Linguistics Colloquium, San Jose. "Mode Switching."
  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, Oakland. Colloquium member "Research in Language Use: Insights andOpportunities."
  • Bay Area Sociolinguistics Association, Berkeley,. "The Web of Communication."

1985

  • A.T.E.S.O.L. (Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) 4th Summer School, Sydney, Australia. "Teaching Writing as a Process."
  • A.T.E.S.O.L. 4th Summer School, Sydney, Australia. "Social and Functional Uses of the Present Continuous."
  • A.T.E.S.O.L. 4th Summer School, Sydney, Australia. "Colloquium on Computers in Second Language Teaching."

Volunteered Conference Papers

2009

  • LESLLA Conference, Banff, Canada. "Content for refugee youth in adult programs" with A. Williams.
  • CATESOL State Conference, Pasadena. "Content for refugee youth in adult programs" with A. Williams.
  • 43rd Annual TESOL Convention, Denver, Colorado. Colloquium on "Leadership in challenging times" with N. Anderson, K. Bailey, M.A. Christison, & D. Nunan.
  • 43rd Annual TESOL Convention, Denver, Colorado. "Content for refugee youth in adult programs" with A. Williams.
  • 43rd Annual TESOL Convention, Denver, Colorado. "Leadership in English language education: Theoretical foundations and practical skills for changing times." With M.A. Christison.

2008

  • 42nd Annual TESOL Convention, New York. "Making choices". Colloquium on "Online teacher education: Communities we make, communities we break" with K. Bailey, J. Edge, D. Nunan & S. Springer.
  • 42nd Annual TESOL Convention, New York. "Emotional and social competence in leadership development." Colloquium on " Developing leadership skills for English language education" with M. A. Christison, M. Clarke, J. Edge & F. Stoller.
  • 42nd Annual TESOL Convention, New York. "Meeting refugee youth goals and expectations".
  • CATESOL State Conference, Sacramento. "Refugee youth from Africa: Barriers to full participation".

2007

  • AMEP National Conference, Mooloolaba, Australia. "Preparing for work: Client perspectives".
  • 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, Washington. "Thai and Australian perspectives on strategic planning."
  • CATESOL State Conference, San Diego. "Navigating to read; reading to navigate".

2006

  • 40th Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida. "L1 as a resource in adult education."
  • 40th Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida. "Finding the leader within." Colloquium with N. Anderson, A.Curtis, M.A. Christison, F. Stoller.
  • 40th Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa Florida. "TESOL’s most daring ideas." Colloquium witrh M.A. Christison, K. Bailey, D. Nunan, M. McCarthy, N. Anderson.

2005

  • AMEP National Conference, Sydney, Australia. L1 as a resource in the AMEP. (with G. Wigglesworth)
  • AILA, Madison, Wisconsin. Investigating L1 in the adult classroom. (with G. Wigglesworth)
  • 39th Annual TESOL Convention, San Antonio, Texas. Navigating to read; reading to navigate. (with Philippa Lipscomb).
  • 39th Annual TESOL Convention, San Antonio, Texas. Investigating L1 use in the adult classroom. (with Gillian Wigglesworth).
  • 39th Annual TESOL Convention, San Antonio, Texas. Colloquium on (Re)thinking professional development.
  • 39th Annual TESOL Convention, San Antonio, Texas. Developing leadership IQ in ELT. (with M.A. Christison)

2004

  • 38th Annual TESOL Convention, Long Beach, California. What are cultural dimensions of management styles? with M.A. Christison.
  • AMEP National Conference, Darwin, Australia. "Using L1 in the AMEP Classroom." with Z. Fodor, S. Tan and G. Wigglesworth.
  • AMEP National Conference, Darwin, Australia. "Navigating to Read; Reading to Navigate." with P. Lipscomb and P. McPherson.
  • CLESOL, Christchurch, New Zealand. "Navigating to read; reading to navigate." with P. McPherson..

2003

  • Language, Education and Diversity International Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand. "Teaching English to Adult Immigrants: a Cross-nation perspective". Panel with Hon Marian Hobbs and Philippa Godwin.
  • AMEP National Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. "Integrating content and language: Meeting the needs of learner drivers." with P. Hemming and T. Sydorenko
  • 38th RELC International Seminar, Singapore. The role of assessment in performance-based curriculum.
  • 37th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, USA. "ESL/Civics Curriculum and Materials for Adults" with P. McPherson.
  • 37th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, USA. "Reading the Web: Adult Language Learners Learning to Navigate " with P. McPherson part of Colloquium on "Scrolling, Clicking and Reading English".
  • 37th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, USA. "Leading, Managing, or Surviving Administration Chaos."
  • DigitalStream Conference, Monterey, USA. "Designing Content-based Multimedia for Adult Language Learners" with P. McPherson.

2002

  • FECCA National Conference, Canberra, Australia."The AMEP: Research and services to support migrants."
  • AMEP National Conference, Canberra, Australia. "Evaluation of Let’s Participate: A Course in Australian Citizenship."
  • AAAL Conference, Salt Lake City, USA. "Local Teacher Knowledge Serving Institutional Policies: Empowerment or Co-option?" Colloquium organizer, speaker, and respondent.
  • 36th Annual TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City, USA. "Multimode materials for teaching citizenship" with P. McPherson.
  • 36th Annual TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City, USA. "Implementing multimedia in an ESL program" with P. McPherson.
  • Thailand TESOL, Chiang-Mai, Thailand. "New technologies: Learning from research and practice."

2001

  • AMEP National Conference, Adelaide, Australia. "Using Multimedia in English Language Teaching" with P. McPherson.
  • PAC3/JALT 2001, Kitakyushu, Japan. "Defining the practice of language teaching" with D. Nunan.

2000

  • Australian Linguistics Institute, Melbourne. Colloquium on "Issues and Research Directions in ESL PronunciationTeaching: Exchanging Ideas and Coordinating Efforts" (convened by H. Fraser)

1999

  • 33rd TESOL Annual Convention, New York. Colloquium on "Linking All Language educators" (with J. Cummins, F. Shin, K & Y Goodman

1996

  • CATESOL State Conference, San Francisco. "Are you CLAD? Recent Changes in California Certification." (with N. Kuhlman and P. Walton)

1995

  • 29th TESOL Annual Convention, Long Beach. Colloquium on "Professionalizing EOP: Developing Courses in MATESOL/Certificate Programs."
  • 29th TESOL Annual Convention, Long Beach. "Genre and Content-Based Instruction." (with Ann Johns)
  • 29th TESOL Annual Convention, Long Beach. Colloquium on "ESL as a First Language and Academic Language Development."

1994

  • 28th TESOL Annual Convention, Baltimore. "How to Get there from Here." Member of colloquium on Becoming a Language Educator."
  • CATESOL State Conference, San Diego. "Are you CLAD? Changes in Bilingual and LDS Credentialing." (withN. Kuhlman and P. Walton)
  • CATESOL State Conference, San Diego. Panel on Legislative Issues Affecting Higher Education in California. "

1993

  • 18th Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Conference, Adelaide. "Issues in Portfolio Assessment of Writing."
  • 27th TESOL Annual Convention, Atlanta. Chair and organizer, colloquium on "Discourse and Power: Implications for TESOL."
  • CATESOL State Conference, Monterey. "Do You Have an Idea for the CATESOL Journal?" (with D. Messerschmitt)
  • CATESOL State Conference, Monterey. "Are you CLAD? Changes in Bilingual and LDS Credentialing." (with N. Kuhlman and P. Walton)
  • National Association for Multicultural Education, Los Angeles. "Creating Connections: Cross-cultural Literacy." (with N. Kuhlman.)

1992

  • LLD Speaker Series. "Curriculum Development for Pre-freshman Composition."
  • CATESOL State Conference, Sacramento. "Are you CLAD? Changes in Bilingual and LDS Credentialing." N. Kuhlman and P. Walton)
  • CATESOL State Conference, Sacramento. "Do You Have an Idea for the CATESOL Journal?" (with D. Messerschmitt)
  • TESOL Convention, Vancouver, B.C. "The Structure of Business Communications." Member of the "Discourse Analysis and Second Language Teaching."
  • 26th Annual TESOL Convention, Vancouver, B.C. "A Survey of Research and Practice in the TESOL Organization." (with J. D. Brown, M. Knowles, J. Neu, and E. Violand-Hainer)

1989

  • MLA Convention, Washington, D.C. "Private Language Made Public: The Effect of Computers."
  • The First International Conference on Understanding Language Use in Everyday Life, Calgary, Canada,
  • "Computer-mediated Communication: Human Interaction via Computers."

1988

  • MLA Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana. "Literacy and Computer Technology."
  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, San Francisco, California. "CSU Students' Use of English and L1." (with P. Nichols and A. Heisch).
  • Language Use in California: Challenges for Educators, SJSU. "Language Use Among Non-native Speakers at SJSU" (with P. Nichols and A. Heisch).
  • 22nd Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, Illinois. "Strategies for Collaborative Writing."
  • 22nd Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, Illinois. Member and chair of a colloquium "Collaborative Research: Practice and Implications."

1987

  • American Association for Applied Linguistics Ninth Annual Meeting, San Francisco. "Framing Conversations on College Campuses in Japan and the United States" (with Yuka Otani).
  • ADCIS 29th International Conference, Oakland, California. "Language and Thinking: A Computer-Mediated Critical Thinking Course."
  • 8th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Sydney, Australia. "The Discourse Structure of Conversation for Action."
  • 8th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Sydney, Australia. "Facilitating Language Learning through Computer-Mediated Communication."
  • 21st Annual TESOL Convention, Miami, Florida. "Contact Assignments for Survival English."
  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, Pasadena, California. "Identifying Limited English Students: A Language Survey." (with A. Heisch and P. Nichols).
  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, Pasadena, California. "Developing Contact Projects for Content-based Courses."

1986

  • 10th Western Educational Computing Conference, Irvine, California. "Computer-mediated Communication as an Instructional Tool."
  • CATESOL Northern Regional Conference, Berkeley. "College/University Issues: A Rap Session."
  • CATESOL Steinbeck Chapter Conference, Monterey. "Activities for Effective Group Work."
  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, Oakland, California. "Unlimited Resources: Learners' Language, Culture, and Thought."
  • 20th Annual TESOL Convention, Anaheim, California. "Unlimited Resources: Learners' Language, Culture, and Thought."

1985

  • American Association for Applied Linguistics Eighth Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. "Literacy at Work: Medium of Communication as Choice."
  • CATESOL Steinbeck Area Mini-Conference, Salinas. "Communicative Writing through Picture Composition."
  • TESOL Summer Meeting, Georgetown University. "Is there really an Oral/Literate Continuum?"
  • International Conference on Computers and the Humanities, Brigham Young University. "Computer Conversation: Adapting the Composing Process to Conversation."
  • Stanford University School of Education Forum for Research on Language Issues, Stanford University. "When is a Conversation not a Conversation? Operationalizing a Definition of the Object of Discourse Study."
  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, San Diego. "Communicative Writing through Picture Composition."

1984

  • CATESOL Bay Area Regional Conference, San Francisco. "Communicative Writing through Picture Composition."
  • CATESOL Steinbeck Area Mini-Conference, Salinas. "How Role Plays Can Function for You."
  • Stanford University School of Education Forum for Research on Language Issues, Stanford University.
  • "Turn-taking in Computer Conversation: Implications for Understanding Language Use."

1983

  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, Los Angeles. "Social and Functional Uses of the Present Continuous."
  • Second Language Research Forum, Los Angeles. "Intelligibility of Thai and Japanese Speakers of English as a Foreign Language."

1982

  • CATESOL Bay Area Regional Conference, Stanford University. "What's the Present Continuous for, Anyway?"
  • CATESOL Annual State Conference, Sacramento. "Exploring the Written Word: Taking the ESL Student Beyond the Sentence."

1981

  • CATESOL Bay Area Regional Conference, College of Marin. "Exploring the Written Word: Taking the ESL Student Beyond the Sentence."

1979

  • A.T.E.S.O.L. First Summer School, Sydney, Australia. "Reading and Writing for Academic Use."

1978

  • Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, 3rd. Congress, Brisbane, Australia. "Exploring the Written Word: Taking the EFL Student Beyond the Sentence."