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Part-Time Lecturer in English

Alison Y.L. Stephens joined Northeastern University in 2017 as a Multilingual Writing Support Specialist, coordinating resources and professional development opportunities for faculty and tutors working with multilingual students. Prior to that, she held a similar role at the University of Oregon and taught English Language Arts, Business Communications, and Advanced Placement Economics at an international secondary school in Hong Kong.

Alison’s research interests include: writing feedback for second-language learners, communication support for graduate students, and teaching for transfer/conceptual change. Alison coordinated support for thesis and dissertation writers at the Northeastern Writing Center and briefly served as its Interim Director. She is currently a lecturer in the Writing Program specializing in online Advanced Writing in the Disciplines courses.

  • Scholars for the Dream Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2017
  • Award for Equity and Inclusion in the Composition Classroom, University of Oregon, 2016
  • Dan Kimble Award for First-Year Teaching, University of Oregon, 2013

Courses

Course catalog
  • First-Year Writing

    ENGW 1111

    Designed for students to study and practice writing in a workshop setting. Students read a range of texts in order to describe and evaluate the choices writers make and apply that knowledge to their own writing and explore how writing functions in a range of academic, professional, and public contexts. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to conduct research using primary and secondary sources; how to write for various purposes and audiences in multiple genres and media; and how to give and receive feedback, to revise their work, and to reflect on their growth as writers.

  • Designed for students whose first or strongest language is not English. Students study and practice writing in a workshop setting; read a range of texts in order to describe and evaluate the choices writers make and apply that knowledge to their own writing; explore how writing functions in a variety of academic, professional, and public contexts; and write for various purposes and audiences in multiple genres and media. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to conduct research using primary and secondary sources and to give and receive feedback, to revise their work, and to reflect on their growth as writers.

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