Faculty and Staff:
Second Language Acquisition II
PhD candidate, Ohio State University
MA, SIT Graduate Institute
BA, University of Virginia
Steve is an assistant professor in the MA-TESOL program, where he teaches linguistics and curriculum design courses on campus and online. He chairs SIT’s Academic Affairs Committee and serves as faculty coordinator of the Sandanona Conference for Language Teaching and Learning. Steve is an active presenter at international and regional conferences. Some of the topics he has explored recently include: students as linguistic anthropologists; the role of storytelling and story slams in English Language Teaching; inquiry-based language teacher development; language corpora as sites of student inquiry; and, restorative practices in the TESOL classroom.
His experience as a language teacher and trainer spans 15 years in five countries. In Korea, he taught graduate courses in second language acquisition and academic writing in the SMU-TESOL certificate program, and undergraduate courses at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. Steve served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, first in Nepal, where he trained primary school English teachers in the Kathmandu Valley, and then in Sichuan, China, where he taught college English courses.
Steve is a doctoral candidate in Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Language Education at Ohio State University, where his research interests include narrative inquiry, second language socialization, and restorative practices. Steve is the incoming chair of the board of trustees at the Hilltop Montessori School in Brattleboro, Vt.