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Millett Hall Atrium

Start Date

2-13-2017 2:20 PM

End Date

2-13-2017 2:40 PM


Deborah Crusan is a professor of TESOL/applied linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State, where she teaches assessment and grammar in the MA TESOL program and graduate seminars including Writing Assessment and Teaching Speaking and Listening. Her work has appeared in academic publications including Across the Disciplines, Assessing Writing, The Companion to Language Assessment, The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, Language Testing, TESOL Quarterly, The Norton Field Guide, The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, and edited collections about second-language writing. Crusan’s research interests include writing assessment for placement of second language writers, directed self-placement, and the politics of assessment. Her book, Assessment in the Second Language Writing Classroom, was published by University of Michigan Press. She is currently working on three book projects: an edited collection to be published by Routledge, an assessment text in proposal with Michigan Press, and a co-authored book on writing groups. Currently she serves on the TESOL International Association Board of Directors and as board liaison to the Publishing Professional Committee. Crusan is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, most recently in Wisconsin, Georgia, Indiana, and Maryland.


Feb 13th, 2:20 PM Feb 13th, 2:40 PM

Assessment: How to Do It and Why It’s Important

Millett Hall Atrium