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     EDUCATION

 

 

       Ph.D. Second Language Learning, George Mason University, Virginia, USA 

 

       Interaction and Second Language Learning in Rural Ghana (2010)

 

         A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the 

         College of Education and Human Development.

 

       M.A. Applied Linguistics / TESOL, University of Surrey, UK

 

       Cohesion and Stylistics: A Case Study (1996)

 

        A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. 

 

       B.A. Humanities, Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois USA

 

         Shimer is unique in its dedication to the Robert Maynard Hutchins Great Books program. As such, it is committed to             small discussion classes, original sources, rather than textbooks, and a persistent integration of the sciences and the             humanities. Shimer has profoundly influenced my teaching style to this day, a style that I would characterize as 

         tenaciously integrative.

 

 

     AWARDS

 

        Ph.D. Fellowship Award, 2004-2005 academic year, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason           University.

 

        Ph.D. Fellowship Award, 2005-2006 academic year, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason           University. 
 

 

     GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS (GRA)

 

        Spring, 2005     GRA for Professor Joseph Maxwell. 


        2006-2007        GRA for Professor M. Susan Burns.


        Fall, 2007         GRA for Professor M. Susan Burns.

 

          Projects (selected)

        

            

        Language and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

        Miccosukee Language Revitalization Project, Second Language Testing
        Research and Development Consultant , 2012


        KAUST ESP Project, Academy for Educational Development

        Acting-Director of Graduate Skills Lab Project and Technical Officer III, English for Scientific Purposes

            Instructor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, August 2010-  

            February 2011 https://sites.google.com/site/arisherris/home/tutoring-meta-analysis

 

        Salish Revitalization Project, Center for Applied Linguistics

            Research Associate, 2010-2011

 

        SIOP Project, Center for Applied Linguistics

        Research Associate, 2002–2010 https://sites.google.com/site/arisherris/home/donna-christian-s-thank-you 

 

        Ghana Project, Center for Applied Linguistics

            Research Associate, 2005–2010  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghanaphotos/

 

        SAILL Project, Center for Applied Linguistics

            Research Associate, 2005–2008  https://sites.google.com/site/arisherris/home/success-through-academic-intervention-in-language-and-literacy-project-saill 

 

 

 

    WORK IN PREPARATION/REVIEW

 

Sherris, A. (in progress). Teaching practices that develop an economy of writing style among L2 graduate students of science and engineering.  


Sherris, A., & Burns, M. S. (in review). New border crossings for the interaction hypothesis: The effects of feedback on Gonja speakers learning English in rural Islamic Ghana.

    

Sherris, A., Pete, T., & Haynes, E. (in progress). Literacy and language instruction: Montana Salish metaphor and a task-


based pedagogy for its revitalization.  


 

Sherris, A., & rosekrans, K. (seeking funding for continuation). The El Salvadorian Simulation of the Other: Identity, Investment, and Language Learning

  


Sherris, A., Sulemana, S., Alhassan, A., Abudu, G., & Karim, A. (in review). School for life in Ghana: Promoting literacy opportunities for rural youth. 

 

    

 

     WORK ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

          https://tamuk.academia.edu/AriSherris 



    


 

      RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

2013


Sherris, A., Pete, T., Thompson, L., Haynes, E. (2013). Task-based language teaching practices that support Salish 


language  revitalization. In M. C. Jones and S. Ogilvie Keeping languages alive: Documentation, Pedagogy, and 


RevitalizationCambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 


http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/sociolinguistics/keeping-languages-alive-documentation-pedagogy-and-revitalization



Sherris, A. (2013). Re-envisioning the Ghanaian ecolinguistic landscape: local illustration and literacy. Intercultural Education, 24(4), pp. 348-354.



Burns, M.S., & Sherris, A. (2013). Catherine Snow. In C. A. Chapella (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell. Encyclopedia entry 


2012


         

Rosekrans, K., Sherris, A., & Chatry-Komarek, M. (2012). Education reform for the expansion of mother-tongue 


education in Ghana. International Review of Education, 58(5), pp. 593-618. 


2011

          

Sherris, A. (2011). Teddy the T-Rex, Interaction, and spontaneous second language formative assessment and treatment. Classroom Discourse, 2(1), pp. 58-70.

 

            

Sherris, A. (2011). Review of the monograph Language as a local practice by A. Pennycook. Language Policy.

 

Sherris, A. (2011). Review of the monograph Negotiating language policies in schools: Educators as policy makers, edited by K. Menken & O. Garcia. Journal of Language and Education, 25(2), pp. 177-180http://katemenken.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/language-education-review-negotiating-language-policies-in-schools.pdf



2010

 

Sherris, A. (2010). Leadership et formation mutuelle parmi les enseignants: le cas du Ghana. In M. Chatry-Komarek (Coordonné), Professionnaliser les enseignants de multilingues en Afrique (111-131). Paris: L’Harmattan. http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=30895


 

Sherris, A. (2010). Coaching language teachers. CAL Digest. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.  http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/coaching-languange-teachers.html

 

 2009

Sherris, A. (2009). Review of Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics by Diane Larsen-Freeman and Lynne Cameron, Teachers College, Columbia University, Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, Vol. 9, No. 2.  http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/484/295

 

Sherris. A. (2009). Disturbing the future: Curriculum change in a kibbutz school. In K. Graves and L. Lopriore (Eds.), Developing a new curriculum for school-age learners (pp. 89-106). Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. http://www.tesol.org/BookLanding?productID=561

 

 2008

 

Sherris, A. (2008). Integrated content and language instruction, CAL Digest http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/integratedcontent.html. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                            2007 

 

Sherris, A., Bauder, T., & Hillyard, L. (2007). An insider's guide to SIOP coaching. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics. http://www.cal.org/resources/pubs/siopcoaching.html

 

                                                                                                                                             2005

 

Sherris, A., et al. (2005). Bridges to English: A complementary educational program for Ghana. Accra, Ghana: United States Agency for International Development and Educational Quality for All.

 

    2003

 

Sherris, A. (2003). Review of The power of tests: A critical perspective on the uses of language tests by Elana Shohamy. TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 1.

 

                                                                                                                                              2002

 

Sherris, A. (2002). Principles and Standards for Learning English in Israeli Schools.  NYS TESOL Idiom, Vol. 32, No. 3.

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

Eco-friendly literacy in Ghana's School for Life, Brown Bag Lectures, International Affairs Group, College of Arts & 


Sciences, Texas A&M University--Kingsville, October 3, 2013. 



 Disturbing the future: Curriculum change in an Israeli Kibbutz school, Brown Bag Lectures, Working Papers in 


TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University, November 8, 2012.


Three strategies to sensitively engage veiled and visible learner identities, TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 4-7, 2012. https://sites.google.com/site/arisherris/home/intercultural-communication


The commodification of academic writing, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, November 2011.


How to write about science for a general audience, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, January 2011.

 

Form focused episodes and the formative assessment cycle of L2 grammatical and lexical items, Bar Ilan University, Israel, January 2010.

 

Designing a quantitative study of L2 interaction in Thailand, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2009.

 

Effective English language instruction in Thailand through the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2009.

 

Eco-friendly language education development: The case for Ghana, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 27, 2008.

 

Exploring teaching, learning, and assessment: The teacher research response. An English Language Learner Conference, Michigan Department of Education, Lancing, Michigan, May 9, 2008.

 

Mapping an ecologically sound languages and multi-literacy curriculum for early childhood schooling in Ghana, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, April 26, 2008.

 

Classroom-based action research--trends, sucesses, and  debate. Panel discussion with A. Burns, S. Nimmannit, D. Weasenforth, &  Y. Sun at the annual TESOL Convention, NY, NY, April 2-5, 2008.

 

SIOP lesson design principles. Lecture for the Language Education Research Forum, Tel Aviv University, Israel, December 6, 2007.

 

Framing lesson design for L2 learners: The fundamentals of the SIOP Model. Plenary talk at Swedish Conference on Education, Diversity, and Excellence, Upplands Vasby, Sweden, January 26-28, 2007.

 

Transformative practice: Teachers' struggles to integrate language and content instruction. Plenary session, ELL/Special Education Conference, the Utah State Office of Education in Provo, Utah. 

 

Lesson design for complex classroom communities. Keynote address at the Fourth Annual Kennesaw ESOL Conference at Kennesaw State University, 2005. 

 

Sherris, A. (2002). Using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) to plan and assess effective content based instruction in an EFL setting, State University of New York College at Fredonia.

 

Sherris, A. (2002). Facilitating project work in the ESL classroom: Wedding language objectives with meaningful higher level inquiry, State University of New York College at Fredonia.

 

Sherris, A. (2002). Technology in your classroom: Ideas for K-12 ESL teachers, State University of New York College at Fredonia.

 

 

      ADJUDICATED PRESENTATIONS

 

Sherris, A., & Robbins, J. (2014). Nurturing North American language revitalization. TESOL International, Portland, Oregon, USA>


Sherris, Sulemana, S., Alhassan, A., Abudu, G., & Karim, A. (2014). Ghanaian village literacy efforts for youth not attending school. AAAL, Portland, Oregon, USA. 


Sherris, A. (2013). Doing critical literacy with Talmudic Pair Work. Texas Association of Bilingual Education, Houston, Texas, USA.


Sherris, A. (2013). Miccosukee language revitalization: Policy, oracy, & teacher appraisal. Language Endangerment: Language Policy and Planning Conference, Cambridge University, UK


Sherris, A. (2013). Lessons learned from national language and literacy development in Ghana. Annual TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX.


Sherris, A. (2013). Teaching L2 students to reduce the number of relative clauses and expand noun phrases in the interest of academic style. Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Dallas, TX.


Sherris, A. (2012). Editing augmentations: Raising the bar on student editors through an explicit instruction and practice model. Annual TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, PA. 


Sherris, A. (2012). Does scientific writing sacrifice clarity? Winter Enrichment Program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. 


Sherris, A. (2012). A theory of your evolving professional identity as scientist. Winter Enrichment Program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


Sherris, A.,  Pete, T., & Matt, R. (2011). Task-based language teaching practices that support Salish revitalization efforts. The First Cambridge University International Conference on Language Endangerment: documentation, Pedagogy, and Revitalization, Cambridge, England.

 

Sherris, A., Gomez, D., & Martinez, J. (2011). Bilingual children interacting in the academic language of science. Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, LA.

 

Sherris, A., Moore, S., & Wright, L. (2011). A comparison of lesson design from four popular models. Poster session presented at the Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, LA.

 

Sherris, A. (2009). Teaching mainstream teachers about second language acquisition. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

 

Sherris, A. (2009). A hermeneutic approach to teacher education: Talmudic pair work. In A. Gallup (Chair), Responding to the needs of language teachers: Reconceptualizing professional development. Symposium conducted at the International conference on Language Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

 

Sherris, A. (colloquium organizer) (invited participants: Carolyn Adger, Ash Hartwell, Alhassan Seidu,  and Jim Bauman; Donna Christian, discussant) (2009). Language education research and development in Ghana. Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Denver, Colorado.

 

Sherris, A. (2009) Radically Recontextualizing task-based interaction to rural Ghana. AAAL, Denver, Colorado.

 

Sherris, A. (with David Gabel and Katharine Merow) (2009). Distinctive forms of information gap tasks to develop and assess academic mathematics language among L2 learners in high school trigonometry. Annual AAAL Conference, Denver, Colorado.

 

Sherris, A. (with Skaidra Blanford and Pablo Giron) (2009). Three ways young learners develop biliteracy in two-way SIOP. Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Denver, Colorado.

 

Sherris, A., & Kraft, B. (2008). Five ways young learners develop academic vocabulary, Annual TESOL Convention, NY, NY.

 

Sherris, A., Short, D., Himmel, J., Nelson, J., & Evans, E. (2008).  Four SIOP research and professional development projects., Annual TESOL Convention, NY, NY.

 

Sherris, A., & Harris, S. (2008). Opportunities to talk: A study of L2 spoken interaction in kindergarten.  Poster session, Georgetown University Round Table (GURT).

 

Sherris, A., & Kraft, B. (2007). “SIOP grade 4 science lesson: Integrated listening for content-based language instruction,”  intersection session on fluency through SIOP, CALL, and readers theatre, Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, Washington.

 

Sherris, A., August, D., &  Hagan, E. (2006). “Project SAILL: Success through academic interventions in language and literacy,” Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) Summit, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.

 

Sherris, A. (2006). "The Discourse of transformative practice when teachers coach teachers," invited Energy Break, Annual TESOL international convention. 

 

Sherris, A., & Short, D. J. (2006). SIOP K-2 language and math development. Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida. 

 

Sherris, A. (2006). Language assessment in a bilingual kindergarten. TESOL Executive Board sponsored invited colloquium, Annual TESOL Convention,  Tampa, Florida.

 

Sherris, A., & Short, D. J.(2005). A professional development model of language and literacy for early elementary bilingual and ESL programs. Annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference of the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, Texas.

 

Sherris, A., & Short, D. J. (2004). Teachers’ views and practices on the integration of language and content. Annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon. Colloquium chair, Understanding teaching by studying teachers’ voices and actions.

 

Sherris, A. (2004). Seven research-based reading comprehension strategies. English Teachers' Association of Israel 5th International Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Sherris, A. (2004). Best practices in content-based instruction. English Teachers' Association of Israel 5th International Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Sherris, A., Jakar, V., & Zollar-Norton, M.  (2004). Authentic children's literature as ESL/EFL syllabus cornerstone.  Annual TESOL international convention, Long Beach, California March 30th - April 3rd. 

 

Sherris, A. (2003). Technology supported project work with young English language learners. Annual TESOL international convention, Baltimore, MD.

 

Sherris, A., Aran, S., & Rey, J. (2003) Balancing the needs of teachers and supervisors. Annual TESOL international convention, Baltimore, MD.

 

Sherris, A. (2002). Fundamentals of peer coaching: a teacher-to-teacher model of professional reflection and development, TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

 

Sherris, A. (2002). Exploring a folktale on two continents, TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

      WORKSHOPS

           Collaborations on Educative Aims of the Humanities Sequence (2013). Sewanee: The University of the South, Tennessee, USA

           Active Learning: Interaction, cooperation, and collaboration (2013). Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
     
           Thesis clinics (2011-2012). King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

            Language, literacy, and social action in Ghana's complementary education programs (2012). 

      Graduate COURSES TAUGHT

       

A&HT 4171 TESOL Methodologies, 7-12, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA (2013_

A&HT 4777 Student Teaching Practicum in TESOL, grades 7-12, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA (2013)

AH&T 4076 (sections 1,2,3) TESOL Methodologies, K-6, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (2012)


ESP 210 Advanced Research Writing in Science and Technology, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2011)


ESP 101 Research Writing in Science and Technology, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2010)

 

ESP 103 Advanced English for Scientific Purposes, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2010)

 

ESP 111 Structure and Methods of Literature Reviews, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2010)

 

EDCI 5547 Second Language Acquisition, the University of Missouri--Kansas City, Missouri (2008; 2009; 2010). Feedback from students can be forwarded upon request.

 

SIOP Lesson Design: Principles and Practices, Winthrop University, South Carolina (2008)

 

SIOP Lesson Design: Principles and Practices, James Madison University, Virginia (2006)

 

MNPE 700 The New Professionalism: Theory and Practice, Initiatives in Educational Transformation, George Mason University, Virginia (2004-2005)

 

MNPE 702 The New Professional as Reflective Practitioner , Initiatives in Educational Transformation, George Mason University, Virginia (2004-2005)

 

MNPE 703 Technology and Learning in the New Professions, Initiatives in Educational Transformation, George Mason University, Virginia (2004-2005)

 

MNPE 704 Research Methodologies in the New Professionalism, Initiatives in Educational Transformation, George Mason University, Virginia (2004-2005)  

 

IETT 750 Studies in Language & Culture , Initiatives in Educational Transformation, George Mason University, Virginia (2004-2005)

 

 

 

     AFFILIATIONS  

 

        
        American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).

 

        American Educational Research Association (AERA).

 

        Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).


    SERVICE (SELECTED)

Reviewer, Pedagogies: An international journal, 2013. 

Proposal reviewer, TESOL International Bilingual Education and Applied Linguistics Interest Sections, 2013.

Reviewer, System: A journal of educational technology and applied linguistics, 2013

Proposal reviewer, TESOL International Elementary Education Interest Section, 2001-2011.

Reviewer, Language Learning: A journal of research in language studies, 2007.


TESOL International Service

Elementary Education Interest Section (Chair-Elect) - 04/01/2006 Thru 03/31/2007
Elementary Education Interest Section (Convention Delegate) - 03/21/2007 Thru 03/24/2007
Elementary Education Interest Section (Chair) - 04/01/2007 Thru 03/31/2008
Elementary Education Interest Section (Convention Delegate) - 03/01/2008 Thru 04/30/2008
Elementary Education Interest Section (Convention Delegate) - 03/01/2009 Thru 04/01/2009


        MUSINGS  


 
          My statement of teaching philosopy https://sites.google.com/site/arisherris/home/my-statement-of-teaching-philosophy
 
          Notes on a critical enquiry into Thomas Kuhn's thesis on the paradigmatic nature of scientific change with comments by       my teachers, Dr. Gary Galluzo
   

             My Kilimanjaro Diary https://sites.google.com/site/arisherris/home/kilimanjaro-diary 
 

            MISCELLANEOUS
        
             Teachers College, Columbia University news item on Arihttp://artsandhumanities.pressible.org/lydiakim917/new-faculty-dr-arieh-sherris