About the Contributors
Sarah Huffman, PhD, is the Assistant Director of the Graduate College’s Center for Communication Excellence at Iowa State University. Her research interests include genre analysis and academic writing instruction, best practices for training graduate student writing tutors, and systemic functional linguistic approaches to language development. Dr. Huffman teaches graduate-level courses in advanced academic communication and research writing and science communication.
Elena Cotos, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Applied Linguistics Program and in the interdisciplinary Human Computer Interaction Program at Iowa State University. She is also the Director of the Center for Communication Excellence of the Graduate College. Additionally, she serves as the Book Review Editor for the English for Specific Purposes journal. Her research agenda bridges corpus-based genre analysis, genre-based automated writing evaluation, writing pedagogy, and computer-assisted language learning and assessment – all converging to address language teaching and learning needs.
Kimberly Becker, PhD, is a Communication Consultant for the Center for Communication Excellence at Iowa State University. Her research interests include disciplinary academic writing and corpus linguistics. Dr. Becker leads webinars and workshops related to academic communication development and supports postdoctoral scholars through one-on-one consultations.
The authors would like to acknowledge Angeline Neo for her assistance with the visual presentation and graphical elements in this e-book.