ZOHREH ESLAMI
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 363 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
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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.
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Research Interests
Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
Cultural Issues Related to Second Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Developmental Pragmatics
ESL/EFL Teacher Education
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: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02702711.2015.1055872. 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 (Current)

A Trip to East Asia: STARTALK Summer Programs in Chinese and Korean. (Co-PI (2))
University of Maryland, College Park - DOD National Security Agency (Federal)
2015/04/02 - 2017/02/28
Total Funding: 180,000.

Reconceptualizing the Effect of Bilingual Experience on Language and Literacy Development: A Cross-Linguistic Study with Native English-speaking Children Learning a Second Language ($30,000). (Co-PI (2))
TAMU College of Education & Human Development - TLAC (State)
2014/09/01 - 2017/08/31
Total Funding: 0.
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.
Kent McLeod (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Kylah Clark-Goff (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Nano Cox (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Wen-Chun Chen (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Burcu Ates (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Bethany Plett (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Yeh-Zu Tzou (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.
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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