Ph.D. Linguistics. University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1991
Doctoral Studies in Spanish Literature. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 1985-1986
M.A. Hispanic Literature. University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1985
Graduate Studies. Centro de Estudios Hispánicos en Madrid, Bryn Mawr College, 1983
B.A. Spanish, Minor in English. University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1983
Contornos del habla: fonología y fonética del español. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (August, 2009) ©2010
!Anda! Curso Intermedio, Native Speaker Activities Ancillary. Pearson/Prentice Hall, (2009) in Heining-Boynton, Leloup, Cowell. ©2010.
“El español de Chicago”, Contratiempo [Chicago] 80 (Diciembre 2010): 9.
“Mother Culture Impact on Foreign Language Reading Comprehension,” Language Across Boundaries, published in British Studies in Applied Linguistics, Cambridge, UK, 16: (185-200), 2001, Continuum Press.
“Una aplicación de la teoría pedagógica de Paulo Freire.” Paper published in Conference Proceedings of the VII Simposio Internacional de Comunicación Social: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, January 23-26, 2001.
“Heritage Language Education: A New Field Emerging,” Brinton, Donna M., Olga Kagan and Susan Bauckus, eds. 2008. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. Modern Language Journal, 94:3, 2010.
“Idioms—Description, Comprehension, Acquisition, and Pedagogy,” by Dilin Liu. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. Modern Language Journal 93: 2, 2009.
"ESOL Tests and Testing". Stephen Stoynoff and Carol A. Chapelle. Modern Language Journal, 90: 4, 2006.
“Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices,” H. Douglas Brown. Longman Press, 2004. Modern Language Journal, 90: 3, 2006.
“Discovering Grammar: An Introduction to English Sentence Structure,” by Anne Lobeck. Oxford University Press, 2000. Modern Language Journal, 86:2, 2002.
“Meaning in English: An Introduction to Language Study” by Lesley Jeffries. Modern Language Journal, 84: 3, 2000.
“The native speaker and the heritage speaker: a comparison of their lexicon” manuscript in preparation.
Book Manuscript Reviewer:
Doing Foreign Language: Bringing Concordia Language Villages into Language Classrooms, by Heidi Hamilton, Cori Crane and Abigail Bartoshesky. Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, 2005.
Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6-12. A Toolkit of Classroom Activities, by Jeff Zwiers. International Reading Association, 2004.
Developing Academic Thinking Skills in Grades 6-12. A Handbook of Multiple Intelligence Activities, by Jeff Zwiers. International Reading Association, 2004.
"Using regional literature to promote understanding of dialectal variation in Spanish". Paper proposal accepted for presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): The Impact of Applied Linguistics: September 5-7, 2013, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
“How listening strategies develop through collective scaffolding in role play”. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Language, Learning, and Context”, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, September 3-5, 2009.
“Measuring and evaluating the lexicon of the non-native, native and heritage speaker in Spanish”. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Taking the Measure of Applied Linguistics” Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK, September 11-13, 2008.
"The L2 Reading Process--An Introspective View.” Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Applied Linguistics and Communities of Practice.” Cardiff, Wales, September 12-14, 2002.
“La gramática contextualizada por medio de la actuación.” Paper presented at the II Simposio Regional de Lectura y Vida: “La escuela y la formación de lectores y escritores,” (Asociación Internacional de Lectura--IRA). Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 11-13, 2001.
“Taking a Freirean Approach to Meet the Individual Needs of the Diversified Classroom.” Paper presented at the 34th Annual British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference: “Unity and Diversity in Language Use.” The University of Reading, UK: September 6-8, 2001.
“Una aplicación de la teoría pedagógica de Paulo Freire.” Paper presented at the VII Simposio Internacional de Comunicación Social: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, January 23-26, 2001.
“La Gramática Contextualizada por la Técnica de Strategic Interaction.” Paper presented at the “X Encuentro para profesores de español: gramática y metodología en la enseñanza del español,” Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) Campus Estados Unidos. San Antonio, TX, Simulcast to Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), (Mexico City); Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros (CEPE), Mexico City; Escuela para Extranjeros en Canadá (ESECA) and Universidad de Quintana Roo, October 28, 2000.
“Mother Culture Impact on Foreign Language Reading Comprehension.” Paper presented at the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 33rd Annual Meeting in Cambridge U.K. “Language across Boundaries” September 7-9, 2000.
“How to Select Materials for the Major Portfolio that Embrace Student Diversity.” Paper presented with Dr. Mary Ellen McGoey to the AAHE National Conference on Higher Education: “Learning in Context: Who are our students? How do they learn?” Chicago, IL, March 16-19, 2002.
“How to Assess Undergraduate Programs: A Model.” Paper presented with Mary Ellen McGoey at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) 2001 National Conference on Higher Education, (March 24-27, 2001) “Balancing Private Gain and Public Good,” Washington D.C., March 27, 2001.
“Employing a Freirean Approach to Meet the Individual Needs of the Diversified Classroom.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), “Teacher Educator as Advocate,” New Orleans, LA, February 17-21, 2001.
“Design for the Foreign Language Major Portfolio: An Outcome Template.” Paper presented with Mary Ellen McGoey and Vicki Román-Lagunas at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Assessment Conference 2000: “Rising Expectations for Assessment: Can We Deliver,” Charlotte, NC, June 14-18, 2000.
Invited Talk: Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association (CHICATA) “DIALECTOLOGY: What is it? Its significance in language prestige and cross-cultural understanding”, Open Books, Chicago, April 26, 2014.
“Assessment of Major Programs: A Design Template.” Paper presented with Dr. Mary Ellen McGoey at the 2001 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, IN, November 4-6, 2001.
“Designing an Assessment Template for the Undergraduate Major.” 5th Annual Assessment Conference Sponsored by the College of Business and Economics, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA: “Outcome Assessment: From Chaos to Clarity,” March 1-2, 2001.
“Strategic Interaction Workshop: Learning Languages through Scenarios.” Workshop presented at the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) Conference: “Languages: Take Two,” Itasca, October 19-21, 2000.
“Encouraging and Assessing Reading Comprehension through Text Completion Tasks.” Paper presented at the 27th Plains International Reading Association (IRA) Regional Conference: “Literacy--Gateway to New Horizons.” St. Louis, MO, October 12-14, 2000.
“A Framework to Facilitate Student Teachers’ Self Assessment.” Paper presented at the 14th Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference: “Preparing Teachers to Create Successful School Environments,” Davenport, IA, April 8-9, 2000.
“Assessment of culture in the Communicative Foreign Language Classroom,” Paper presented at the 1999 Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) Conference: “Capitalizing on Foreign Languages”, Springfield, IL, October 22, 1999.
“Preliminary Assessment Practices for Foreign Languages--A Work in Progress.” Paper presented at Northeastern Illinois University, Assessment Workshop, Chicago, IL, March 10, 1999.
Acting Department Chair. Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 05/2013-12/2013.
Professor of Spanish. Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 09/09-present.
Associate Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 09/2003-08/2009
Assistant Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 08/1997-08/2003
Advisor: Teaching Certification for Professionals (TCP) Advisor; Liaison to the College of Education, Undergraduate advisor
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The University of Akron, Akron OH
Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2018). Dyadic filial research study recruitment and retention: Lessons learned. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. New York: Sage.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2017). Age discrimination in the workplace: Learning from Google’s experience. In SAGE Business Cases. New York: Sage.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016). Sex therapy. In Goldberg, A. (Editor), The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies. New York: Sage Publications.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016). Nonbiological, nongestational mother. In Goldberg, A. (Editor),The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies. New York: Sage.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Dykema-Engblade, A. (2016). Women and positive aging: An international perspective. New York: Academic Press.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2014). “By the numbers:” Language-based and competency enhancing math instruction to alleviate older women’s math stereotype threat reactions. International Journal of Education, 6(3), 157-174.
Hollis-Sawyer, L., & Cuevas, L. (2013). “Mirror, mirror on the wall:” Ageist and sexist “double jeopardy” portrayals in children’s picture books. Educational Gerontology, 39(12), 902-914.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2011). A math-related decrement stereotype threat reaction among older “non-traditional” college learners. Educational Gerontology, 37(4), 292-306.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., Thornton, G. C., III., Hurd, B., & Condon, M. E. (October 2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual instructor’s guide (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2008). Potential stereotype threat and face validity effects on cognitive-based test performance in the classroom. Educational Psychology, 28(3), 291-304.
Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, October). Paradigm shift” in assessing older learners: Toward a positive aging model and testing practice. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Clute Institute international conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Sterns, Harvey, Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa, Smile, Maureen Pierce, Moody, Harry, Taylor, Jill, & Woods-Scott, Urrikka (2014, February). Finding the “Silver Lining”: Promoting Service Careers in Aging. Co-Chair of a symposium presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.
Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, February). Understanding aging through the "eyes" of social media. Poster presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.
Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, November). “Positive aging” assessments of older adults. Poster presented at the 2013 Aging and Society interdisciplinary conference in Chicago, IL.
Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, March). Older learners in an e-course environment. Poster presented at the 2013 American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL.
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Ph. D. Northwestern University
MSc. DePaul Unviersity
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Ph.D. with distinction in English from the University of Louisiana (1999)
M.A. in English from the University of Missouri (1994)
B.A. with honors in English from Southern Illinois University (1992)
Schroeder, Christopher. 2011. Diverse by Design: Literacy Education within Multicultural Institutions. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.
• recipient of 2012 CCCC Research Impact Award
Schroeder, Christopher, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell, eds. 2002. ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann/Boynton-Cook.
• reprinted by Heinemann in 2004
• college best-seller for Heinemann in 2002
Schroeder, Christopher. 2001. ReInventing the University: Literacies and Legitimacy in the Postmodern Academy. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.
• reviewed in College English
• nominated for the 2002 David H. Russell Award sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English
Articles, Chapters, and Essays
Schroeder, Christopher. 2016. “Continuity and Community in a Cosmopolitan World: Code Switching and Its Effects on Community Identity.” In Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Lines Across America, ed. Barbara Couture and Patricia Wojahn, 43-59. Boulder, Colo.: Utah State University Press.
---. 2010. “Web Authoring Software and Electronic Expertise.” In Digital Tools in Composition Studies: Critical Dimensions and Implications, ed. Ollie O. Oviedo, Joyce R. Walker, and Byron Hawk, 95-113. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press, Inc.
---. 2009. “English Teachers We Have Known.” In Transforming English Studies: New Voices from an Emerging Genre, ed. Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent, 212-228. West Lafayette, Ind: Parlor Press.
---. 2007. “Notes Toward a Dynamic Theory of Literacy.” In Locations of Composition, ed. Christopher Keller and Christian Weisser, 267-287. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.
---. 2006. “The Limits of Institutionalized Literacies: Minority Bilinguals at One U.S. University.” Community Literacy Journal 1: 67-82.
---. 2005. “Natural Diversity: A Response to David Quammen.” In Writing Environments: Rhetoric, Texts, and the Construction of Nature, ed. Sidney Dobrin and Chris Keller, 99-107. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.
---. 2004a. Review of Introducing English: Essays in the Intellectual Work of Composition, by James Slevin. Composition Studies 32: 143-146.
---. 2004b. “The Ethnographic Experience of Postmodern Literacies.” In Ethnography Unbound: From Shock Theory to Critical Praxis, ed. Stephen Brown and Sidney Dobrin. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.
---. 2002. “From the Inside Out (or the Outside In, Depending).” In ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy, ed. Christopher Schroeder, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell, 178-190. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann/Boynton-Cook.
---. 2002. “Rereading the Literacy Crisis in Colleges and Universities in the United States.” In Professing Rhetoric: Selected Papers from the 2000 Rhetoric Society of America Conference, ed. Frederick J. Anczak, Cinda Goggins, and Geoffery D. Klinger, 187-192. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
---. 2001. “Academic Literacies, Legitimacy Crises, and Electronic Cultures.” The Journal of Literacy and Technology, http://www.literacyandtechnology.org.
---. 1999. “Blurring Boundaries: Rhetoric in Literature (and Other) Classrooms.” In Teaching in the 21st Century: Adapting Writing Pedagogies to the College Curriculum, ed. Alice Robertson and Barbara Smith, 297-311. New York: Garland Press.
---. 1998. “Writing, Reading, and Resistant Meanings: Teaching Students to Fish.” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 17: 61-72. (all footnotes were omitted without permission)
---. 1997. “Knowledge and Power, Logic and Rhetoric, and Other Reflections in the Toulminian Mirror: A Critical Consideration of Toulmin’s Contributions to Composition.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 17: 95-107.
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