CSU English Professor Publishes Article in Book

Columbus State University English Professor Carolina Pelaez-Morales recently published an article in a book for writing program administrators entitled The Internalization of U.S. Writing Programs.

The Internalization of U.S. Writing Programs is the first collection to focus specifically on recognizing the influx of international students and the role writing programs play in defining goals, curriculum, assessment, placement, faculty development, and instruction for this changing demographic, regardless of nationality or first language.

Pelaez-Morales' article, "Internationalization from the Bottom Up: Writing Faculty's Response to the Presence of L2 Writers in Mainstream Composition Classrooms," argues that writing programs across the U.S. need to be prepared to serve a diverse population of writers, including those who speak English as an additional language.

Pelaez-Morales earned her MA in English from Eastern Illinios University and her Ph.D in Secondary Language Studies from Purdue University. She has served as a coordinator of TESOL certificate and ESOL endorsement at CSU since 2014, and teaches courses in Applied Linguistics as well as composition. Her publications and research examine the relationship between theory and practice, academic support of English language learners, and teachers and their pedagogical practices.