Free Virtual Workshop: Thursday, June 27, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm (Arizona MST)

Title: Mentoring Graduate Writers in the Dissertation and Publication Processes

Date: Thursday, June 27, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm (Arizona MST)

Presenters: Dr. Ali Yaylali and Dr. Sarah Albrecht


Webinar Description

Writing and publishing are critical elements of graduate school. In this webinar, we focus on mentoring graduate students in their dissertation and academic publishing journeys. The discussion will focus on personal writing experiences in graduate school and our current research on institutional and peer-led mentoring practices to prepare doctoral students for academic positions. Faculty and graduate students in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Education, and any related fields are welcome to join us in our conversation.

Speaker Bios:

Ali Yaylali is an assistant professor in the Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership Department at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a former high/middle school ESL teacher and one of the past presidents of Arizona TESOL organization. His research focuses on adolescent multilingual learners’ writing in content areas, corpus-based language pedagogy, disciplinary literacy, pre-service teachers’ transformative learning, and mentoring doctoral writing. His publications appeared in literacy and language journals. A former recipient of the TESOL Leadership Mentoring Award, he is currently serving as the managing editor of TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section News.

Sarah Albrecht is an assistant professor of bilingual education at the University of Houston- Downtown. Her research interests include biliteracy, pedagogical translation, and bilingual teacher preparation, with publications appearing in transdisciplinary journals. A former high school Spanish teacher, she earned her Master of Arts in Spanish from New Mexico State University and Master of Education and PhD in Language, Reading, and Culture from the University of Arizona.


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