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Primary Emphasis Area: English as a Second Language/ Early Childhood Development
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Short Bio
Dr. Eslami-Rasekh has more than 20 years experience in ESL/EFL teacher education both in the USA and overseas. She has publications in the area of ESL teacher education, content area literacy for ELLs, reading in a 2nd language, cross-cultural pragmatics, pragmatics and language teaching and intercultural communication.
Research Interests
Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
Cultural Issues Related to Second Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Developmental Pragmatics
ESL/EFL Teacher Education
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Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Norouzian, R., Eslami, Z. (In-press). Critical Perspectives on Interlanguage Pragmatic Development: An Agenda for Research. Issues in Applied Linguistics * (In Press)

2. *Barr, S. M., Eslami, Z. R., Joshi, R. M., & Slattery, G. P., & Hammer, J. (2016). Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs. The Educational Forum, 80 (1), 61-78. *

3. Eslami, Z. R., Reynolds, D., *Sonneburg-Winkler, S. L., & Crandall, J. A. (2016.) Translanguanging for teacher development in Qatari middle school classrooms. Ch. 15. In J. A. Crandall & M. A. Christison (Eds.) Teacher Education and Professional Development in TESOL: Global Perspectives (Ch. 15). Routledge/Taylor & Francis & The International Research Foundation for English Language Education. *

4. Eslami, Z. R., Seawright, L., & *Ribeiro, A. (2015). Attitudes towards English as a Lingua Franca: In L. Seawright (Ed.) Going global: Transnational perspectives on globalization, language, and education (pp. 2-17). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. *

5. Eslami, Z., Cassell, E. & Ates, B. (2015). Changing prospective teachers[48]19 attitudes toward linguistic diversity by introducing a World Englishes perspective. In Y. Li & J. Hammer (Eds.), Teaching at work: Advances in teaching and teacher education (81-103). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

6. Eslami, Z. R., *Sonnenburg, S., *Ko, W. H., *Hasan, F. & Tong, F. (2015). Gender stereotyping and linguistic sexism in Qatari teaching materials. In A. S. Mustapha & S. Mills (Eds.). Gender representations in learning materials in an international context (pp. 860103). New York: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics. Taylor & Francis *

7. Eslami, Z. R., Wright, K. L., & Sonnenburg, S. (2015). How do Arabic (L1) and English (L2) Reading Differ? Evidence from Think Aloud Protocols. In C. Gitsaki, M. Gobert & H. Demirci (Eds.). Current Issues in Reading, Writing and Visual Literacy. (pp.46-67). Cambridge Scholars Publishing

8. *Wharton, A. & Eslami, Z. R. (2015). Investment and Benefits of Adult Female English Language Learners. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 6 (1), 49-58 *

9. Eslami, Z. R, **Jabbari, N. & Kuo, L. (2015). Iranian Persian speakers' compliment response behavior on Facebook. International Review of Pragmatics. *

10. *Snow, M., Eslami, Z. R., & *Park J. H. (2015). Latino English language learners[48]19 writing during literacy-enriched block play. Reading Psychology, 741-784. DOI: 10.1080/02702711.2015.1055872 Available at: SJR IF: .0653 *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Hee Kyoung (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Soo jin Ahn (Fall, 2007), Ph.D.
Chia-Ning Liu (Fall, 2007), Ph.D.
Kylah Clark-Goff (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Kent McLeod (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Nano Cox (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Yeh-Zu Tzou (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Burcu Ates (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Bethany Plett (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Wen-Chun Chen (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Wan-Tsai Kung (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Alicia Kerr (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Jonathan Doll (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Shu-Fen Huang (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Sharon Bippus (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Si Chun Song (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Fatma Hasan (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Trudy Ann Freer-Alvarez (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Angelia Horton Knight (Fall, 2017), Ed.D.
Nasser Jabbari (Fall, 2017), Ph.D.
Wei Jang (Spring, 2018), Ph.D.
Delia Maria Cruz-Fernandez (Summer, 2018), Ed.D.
Randall A. Garver (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Xinyuan Yang (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Sarah Elizabeth Baker (Summer, 2018), Ed.D.
Angelica Maria ramos Riberio (Fall, 2018), Ph.D.
Jose Luis Zelaya (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
Sunni Lynn Sonnenburg Winkler (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Lodz Papers in Pragmatics

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Reading Psychology

Editorial Board Member (2013 - ). Iranian Journal of Society, Culture and Language

Editorial Board Member (2008 - ). Journal of Linguistics Research

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2004-2005). Financial officer.  Phi Delta Kappa

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