MARYANN CHRISTISON portrait
  • Faculty, Urban Institute for Teacher Education
  • Adjunct Professor, Urban Institute for Teacher Education
  • Adjunct Professor, College Of Education-Dean
  • Professor, Linguistics
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Research Statement

Research Statement

 My research draws on a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches from various disciplines to understand the role that language plays in society. My aim is to develop a knowledge base about language, its users, and uses and to explore the biological underpinnings of second language acquisition. My current research focuses on the use of online technologies in language teacher education. Additional research in language teacher education and TESOL is targeted at undestanding more about generative change in teachers and on how teacher beliefs and practices change throughout their careers. I also work in  L2 curriculum design (particularly content and language-integrated learning). In the past decade, neuroscience has provided fascinating glimpses into the brain's development. Educators have begun to look actively and aggressively to the biological sciences in order to inform educational policy and practice. My research agenda includes combining theories and methodologies from neuroscience to answer questions about how language develops in the bilingual brain. In addiiton, leadership in English language teaching and program administration are also representative of my work.  I have targeted my research and publishing priorities to reflect these primary interests.

Online Language Teacher Education (OLTE) and Online Language Learning

In recent years, I have been successful in securing five grants from Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) for online course development. Four of the grants allowed my home department (The Department of Linguistics) to create an online undergraduate TESOL Certificate (see http://linguistics.utah.edu/certificates-and-programs/tesol-cert/index.php). The fifth grant was used to create a hybrid/blended-learning course for one of the required courses for all pre-service teachers in the Urban Institute for Teacher Education in the College of Education. In addition to the five grants from TLT, I have also begun to focus my own research interests on OLTE and online language learning. See my most recent publications. 

Murray, D. E., & Christison, M. A. (2017). Going online: Affordances and limitations for teachers and teacher educators. In K. Hyland & L. Wong (Eds.), Faces of English education: Students, teachers and pedagogy. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. (Invited)

Murray, D. E., & Christison, M. A. (2017). Online Language Teacher Education: Participants’ Perceptions and Experiences. Monterrey, CA: The International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English language education. (Commissioned research)  https://www.tirfonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TIRF_OLTE_2017_Report_Final.pdf

Dixon, D., & Christison, M. A. (2017). The usefulness of massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) as tools for promoting second language acquisition. In J. Perren, K. Kelch, J-S Byun, S. Cervantes, & S. Safavi (Eds.), Applications of CALL theory in ESL and EFL environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing.(refereed)

Dixon, T., & Christison, M. A. (2017). Teaching English grammar in a hybrid academic ESL course. In J. Perren, K. Kelch, J-S. Byun, S. Cervantes, & S. Safavi (Eds.), Applications of CALL theory in ESL and EFL environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing. (refereed)

 

 

 

Research Keywords

  • Online Teaching & Learning

Presentations

  • Guest speaker for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway Teacher Education Department. "Developing Quality Assurance for Online Teacher Education." . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/23/2019.
  • Christison, M. A., Healey, D., Hockly, N., & Murray, D. E., (2019). Online language teacher education (OLTE): What does the research tell us? A panel presentation for the 2019 TESOL International Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, March 14, 2019. (refereed). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/14/2019.
  • Christison, M. A. (2019). Collecting and analyzing qualitative data. A plenary address for the Research Professional Council’s Workshop for New and Novice Researchers, 2019 TESOL International Convention, March 12, 2019. (invited) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/12/2019.
  • Christison, M. A., Osgood, M. O., & Rush, D. E. The effects of literature circles instruction on English language learners’ acquisition of language and content knowledge. A paper presented at the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA), October 17 -19, 2018, Salt Lake City. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/18/2018.
  • Christison, M. A., & Murray, D. E. (2018). Quality in online language teacher education (OLTE). An invited paper for the Online Language Learning and Research Network (OLLReN). October 4, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/04/2018.
  • Palmer, A. S., Dixon, D., & Christison, M. A. (2018). Discovery learning and the contribution of software to language test design and development. A paper presented at the Language Learning Roundtable for the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/02/2018.
  • Christison, M. A. (2018). Connecting language testers and specialists in L2 pedagogy: Issues in classroom-based assessment. A paper presented as an introduction to the Language Learning Roundtable at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) 2018, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/02/2018.
  • Christison, M. A. (2018). Exploring the dialog across multiple faiths. A paper presented at the 2018 TESOL International Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, March 29, 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/29/2018.
  • Christison, M. A. & Murray, D. E. (2018). Teacher perspectives on quality assurance. A paper presented at TESOL 2018, Chicago, Illinois, March 28, 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/28/2018.
  • Creating learner-centered classrooms. CTLE Annual Teaching Conference. University of Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/14/2017.
  • Online language teacher education: Participants' experiences and perspectives. 2017 TESOL International Convention, Seattle, Washington. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/22/2017.
  • Global perspectives on research in second language teacher education and professional development. Paper presented at AAAL, Portland, Oregon (with J. Crandall). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/21/2017.
  • Brown, D., Zemach, D., Christison, M. A., Algren, M., McVeigh, J., Liu, J., & Zweirs, L. The Wizard of Oz: A TESOL tale. A keynote address as a 50th anniversary musical celebration. TESOL International 2016 Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., April 5-8, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/07/2016.
  • Christison, M. A. (2016). Developing leadership skills for teachers. A paper presented for the NCTE 2016, Centro Cultural, San José, Costa Rica, January 27-29, 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/29/2016.
  • Christison, M. A. (2016). Planting the seeds for student engagement. A keynote presentation for the NCTE 2016, Centro Cultural, San José, Costa Rica, January 27-29, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/28/2016.
  • Christison, M. A. (2016). What English language teachers need to know about curriculum design. A workshop for the NCTE 2016, Centro Cultural, San José, Costa Rica, January 27-29, 2016. Presentation, Presented, 01/27/2016.
  • Christison, M. A. (2015). Engaging students in learning in a multicultural world. An invited plenary address for the 24th International Symposium on English Teaching. November 13 – 15, 2015, Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center, Taipei City, Taiwan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/14/2015.
  • Christison, M. A. (2015). Using learning theory to created effective English language teaching . A workshop for the 24th International Symposium on English Teaching. November 13 – 15, 2015, Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center, Taipei City, Taiwan. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/13/2015.
  • Christison, M. A. (2015). Using learning theory to create effective classroom teaching. A paper presented for the CTLE Fall 2015 Symposium on Teaching, August 17, 2015, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 08/17/2015.
  • Christison, M. A. (2015). Current thinking on multiple intelligences and English as a foreign language. A paper presented for the Centro Cultural Salvadoreño Americano, Leadership Development Institute, July 8, 2015, San Salvador, El Salvador. Presentation, Presented, 07/08/2015.
  • Christison, M. A., & Stoller, F. L. (2015). Master jugglers: English language program administrators’ professional lives. A paper presented at the 39th Annual TESOL Convention, March 27, 2015, Toronto, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/27/2015.
  • Wong, M., Christison, M. A., Nazari, S., Vandrick, S. Kristiansson, C., Boraie, D., Mahbook, A. (2015). Applying Buddhist principles in ELT. A paper presented for a colloquium on Exploring spirituality and ELT in ourselves, classrooms, and teaching materials at the 39th Annual TESOL Convention, March 27, 2015, Toronto, Canada. Other, Presented, 03/27/2015.
  • Christison, M. A., & Murray, D. E. (2014). Leadership Development for Language Program Administrators. An two-day institute developed and presented for the IGA (the binantional center of Guatemala), November 5 and 6, 2014, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Other, Presented, 11/05/2014.
  • Christison, M. A., & Murray, D. E. (2014). What English language teachers need to know about designing curriculum. Paper presented at the 33rd National Conference for Teachers of English. Nov. 4, 2014, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/04/2014.
  • Christison, M. A. (2014). Engaging students in learning. Closing Plenary Address at the 33rd National Conference for Teachers of English. November 4, 2014, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/04/2014.
  • Knell, E., & Christison, M. A. (2014). Balancing form and meaning. A paper presented at the Utah Immersion Conference, October 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/17/2014.
  • Knell, E., & Christison, M. A. (2014). The interaction of code variables and language variables in predicting English literacy in Chinese-speaking children. A paper presented at the Utah Immersion Conference, October 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/17/2014.
  • Beatty, K., Christison, M. A., Choi, J., Nunan, D. C., & Ueno, A. (2014). Four principles for guiding learning in online teacher education courses. Online teacher education. A symposium for the Korean TESOL Convention, October 5, 2014, Seoul, Korea. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/05/2014.
  • Christison, M. A. (2014). Understanding research on learning. A paper presented for Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 29, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 09/29/2014. International (Brazil). Presentation, Presented, 09/30/2014.
  • Christison, M. A. (2014). Using online technologies in a TESOL practicum. A paper presented for Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 29, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 09/29/2014.
  • Christison, M. A. (2014). Integrating content and language. A paper presented for Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 29, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 09/29/2014. International (Brazil). Presentation, Presented, 09/29/2014.
  • Christison, M. A. (2014). Creating excellence in the EFL classroom: Understanding learners, their learning styles, and facilitating learning through brain-based research. A paper presented for the Local Secretariat of Eduation in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 27, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 09/27/2014.
  • Christison, M.A. (2014). Intercultural dimensions of emotional competence. A keynote paper presented at the ABLA (Association of Binational Centers of Latin America) Conference, September 26, 2014, Florianopolis, Brazil. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2014.
  • Christison, M.A. (2014). Managing the multiple roles of language program administration. A paper presented at the ABLA (Association of Binational Centers of Latin America) Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil, September 25, 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/25/2014.
  • Christison, M.A. (2014). Developing Leadership IQ. A paper presented at the ABLA (Association of Binational Centers of Latin America) Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil, September 24, 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/24/2014.
  • Christison, M. A. (2014). Creating learning-centered classrooms. A paper presented for the CTLE Fall 2014 Symposium on Teaching, August 18, 2015, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/18/2014.
  • Christison, M. A., & Quifang, W. (2014). Using an integrated language and content model for English language teaching in the Chinese context. A two-day workshop created for the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), July 17-18, 2014, Beijing, China. Other, Presented, 07/17/2014.
  • Christison, M. A., & Murray, D. E. (2014). What English language teachers need to know about curriculum design. A paper presented at the TESOL Annual Convention, March 28, 2014, Portland, Oregon. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/28/2014.
  • Christison, M.A. (2014). Leadership in learning organizations through a nurturing classroom service culture. A paper presented at the TESOL Annual Convention, March 28, 2014, Portland, Oregon. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/28/2014.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013). Learning from our Students: One Teacher's Journey. A paper presented at the TESOL Kuwait Conference. November 16, 2013. Gulf University, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/15/2013.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013). Engaging students in learning. A keynote paper presented for the inaugural conference of TESOL Kuwait. November 15, 2013, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/15/2013.
  • Christison, M.A., & Palmer, A. (2013). Formative Assessment Practices for Teachers of Language Learners. A pre-conference workshop presented for Kuwait TESOL. November 14, 2013, Gulf University, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Other, Presented, 11/14/2013.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013). Teaching Young Language Learners. A post conference workshop presented for TESOL Kuwait/Gulf University/AMID East, November 17 & 18, 2013. Kuwait City, Kuwait. Other, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013). Applying Learning Theory in Foreign Language Classrooms. A keynote address at the Conference of ELT in S. China sponsored by Wuhan Univeristy, Wuhan, China. October 31, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/31/2013.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013). Content and Language Integrated Learning in ELT. A paper presented for the Conference on ELT in southern China. Sponsored by Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. October 30, 2013. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/30/2013.
  • Christison, M.A.,& Stoller, F.L. (2013) Managing Multiple Roles in Language Program Administration. Paper presented at the annual TESOL Convention, March 2013, Dallas, Texas, USA. Conference Paper, Accepted, 10/2013.
  • Murray, D. E., & Christison, M.A. (2013) TIRF Research on Online Language Teacher Education (OLTE): Results from a Case Studies. Paper presented at the annual TESOL Convention, March 2013, Dallas, Texas, USA. Conference Paper, Accepted, 10/2013.
  • Christison, M.A., Murray, D. E., & Nunan, D. (2013) Riding the Waves of Online Teaching and Learning. A keynote address for the State conference for California TESOL (CATESOL). October 25-27, 2013 San Diego, California, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013). Teaching Young Language Learners. A workshop presented for ICPNA. September 27, 2013. Lima, Peru. Other, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013). Developing Effective Leadership Skills. A workshop presented for ICPNA. September 28, 2013. Lima, Peru. Other, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Christison, M.A. (2013) Content and Language Integrated Learning. Korea National TESOL Conference, May 2013. Presented via webcam presentations from the U.S. Seoul, Korea. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/24/2013.
  • Discoveries about the bilingual brain: Implications for second language acquisition. Keynote address. Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/11/2012.
  • Discoveries about the bilingual brain. Paper presented at the English Language Teaching (ELT) Horizons National Conference, Lima, Peru. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/27/2012.
  • Engaging students in learning: Creating excellence in the classroom. Plenary address for the English Language Teaching (ELT) Horizons National Conference, Lima, Peru. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/26/2012.
  • Redesigning L2 teacher education for the 21st century. 2012 TESOL Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/31/2012.
  • Quality assurance in English language program (ELP) course and curriculum design. 2013 Annual TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/30/2012.
  • Workshop for the TESOL Leadership Development Certificate Program (LDCP) Strand 2. Developing effective leadership skills. Other, Presented, 03/28/2012.
  • The effectiveness of peer assessment and feedback tasks in L2 teacher development. AAAL 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/25/2012.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Integrating language and content for secondary teachers. Iowa Conference on Language and Culture (ICLC). Cedar Rapids, Iowa. November 10, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 11/10/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Workshop. Integrating language and content for elementary teachers. Iowa Conference on Language and Culture. November 10, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 11/10/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Workshop. Developing effective teacher leaders. Iowa Conference on Language and Culture (ICLC). Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 9, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 11/09/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Integrating content and language for English language learners. Nido de Aguilas International School. Santiago, Chile. October 8, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/08/2011.
  • Chrisitison, M. A. (2011). Integrating content and language in ELT. National Teachers' Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala. November 3, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/03/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Invited. Developing effective leadership skills in English language education. National Teachers' Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala. November 2, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/02/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Workshop. Brain-based teaching strategies for English language teachers. Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile. October 11, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/11/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011).Transitioning from English language teacher to program administrator. Universidad Mayor. Santiago, Chile. October 7, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/07/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Using learning theory and research to create effective EFL instruction. Universidad Mayor. Santiago, Chile. October 7, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/07/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Brain-based teaching strategies for English language teachers. Villa Academy. Santiago, Chile. October 6, 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/06/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Developing effective leadership skills in ELT. U.S. Embassy, Regional English Language Office (RELO), Santiago, Chile. October 5, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 10/05/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Workshop. Developing effective leadership skills in ELT. Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. October 4, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 10/04/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Brain-based strategies for English language teachers. Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. October 3, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/03/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Workshop. Brain-based teaching strategies. TESOL Chile Annual Conference. Universidad Austral. Valdivia, Chile. October 2, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 10/02/2011.
  • Christison, M. A. (2011). Plenary. Developing effective leadership skills in English language education. TESOL Chile Annual Convention. Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile. September 30, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/30/2011.
  • Bailey, K., Saville, N., Christison, M. A. (2011). Langauge assessment in the 21st century economy: Business, industry, and the profession. Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. June 25, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/25/2011.
  • Murray, D. E., & Christison, M. A. (2011). Understanding learners and facilitating learning. TESOL Annual Convention. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 19, 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/19/2011.
  • Christison, M. A., & Murray, D. E. (2011). Intercultural dimensions of emotional competence. TESOL Annual Convention. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 19, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/19/2011.
  • Christison, M.A. (2010) Qualities of effective teaching. International University of Science and Technology (IUST), Damascus, Syria. Presentation, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Christison, M.A. (2010) Brain-based Teaching and Learning. FAAPI Conference, Cordoba, Argentina. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/24/2010.
  • Christison, M.A. (2010) Learning Styles in the EFL Classroom. FAAPI Conference, Cordoba, Argentina. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/23/2010.
  • Christison, M.A. (2010). The Neurobiology of Language Learning: An Introduction to Language and the Brain. Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/17/2010.
  • Christison, M.A. (2010). What English Language Teachers Need to Know. Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Bangkok, Thailand. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/16/2010.
  • Christison, M.A. (2010). Integrating content and language in ELT. Chulalongkorn University School of Education, Bangkok, Thailand. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/10/2010.
  • Christison, M.A., & Murray, D.E. (2010). Symposium on leadership in English language education: Theoretical foundations and practical skills for changing times. Developing emotional intelligence. TESOL 2010 Annual Convention. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/24/2010.
  • MARYANN CHRISTISON (2010) Strategic planning. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/23/2010.
  • MARYANN CHRISTISON (2010) Leadership for change: Teacher supervision . Conference Paper, Presented, 03/23/2010.
  • MARYANN CHRISTISON (2010) Qualities of effective leadership. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/23/2010.
  • MARYANN CHRISTISON (2010) Researching EI in International Contexts. Conference Paper, Accepted, 03/2010.
  • MARYANN CHRISTISON (2010) Developing Critical Thinking Skills. . Other, Presented, 02/22/2010.
  • Christison, M.A. (2010). What motivates students to learn? International University of Science and Technology (IUST), Damascus, Syria. Other, Presented, 02/21/2010.
  • MARYANN CHRISTISON (2010) Assessing English Language Learners. Other, Presented, 02/2010.

Software Titles

  • Research Use Argumentation for Applied Linguistics. Argumentation theory can be used for the justification of research design and development in applied linguistics. We advance this idea by presenting a research use argument (RUA) complete with claims, warrants, backing, rebuttals, and inferential links and using a newly developed software application, which was created with the programming language Python. The RUA and the software application make important contributions to furthering research in applied linguistics. The RUA supports new researchers and their mentors as the components of the argument structure are logical and clearly defined, and the software application addresses the issue of replication, guiding users to supply data that are necessary for replication, such as guidelines for coding data, measures of language proficiency or development, and pre- and posttests. Release Date: 07/01/2020. Inventors: Adrian Palmer Daniel Dixon MaryAnn Christison .

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
    I worked as an English Language Specialist in Brazil from Sept. 21 - 30, 2014.
  • China
    I spent a week in Wuhan consulting with professors at Wuhan University and presenting a keynote address and workshops for a large conference on ELT (English language teaching).
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Guatemala
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
    I spent several weeks in Kuwait in 2013 serving as a consultant for the U.S. embassy, AMID East, GULF University, and TESOL Kuwait.
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Panama
  • Peru
    In September of 2013, I consulted for ICPNA, a binational language teaching center, in Lima, Peru, conducting several workshops for their teachers. The Center has over 50,000 students and 400 teachers who work with children and adult language learners. My work with the Center in 2013 marks a 20-year relationship with over 15 visits.
  • Puerto Rico
  • Thailand
    My colleague in the Department of Linguistics and I have an ongoing research project taking place at an immersion school in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The project will continue through December of 2015.
  • Tunisia

Publications

  • Christison, M. A. & Murray, D. E. (2020). Developing knowledge and skills for resolving conflict. In C. Coombe, N. Anderson, and L. Stephenson (Eds.). Professionalizing Your English Language Teaching. Springer. Published, 03/20/2020.
  • Denise Murray & MaryAnn Christison (2020). What English language teachers need to know Volume 2: Facilitating learning (2nd Ed.).. Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 03/13/2020.
  • Zhou, J., & Christison, M. A. (in press). Using literature circles instruction to develop reading comprehension skills. In G. Neokleous, R. Farrelly, & A. Krulatz (Eds.) A handbook of research on cultivating literacy in diverse and multilingual classrooms. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing. (peer reviewed). Published, 02/07/2020.
  • Christison, M. A., & Murray, D. E. (2020). An overview of multilingual learners’ literacy needs in the 21st century. In G. Neokleous, R. Farrelly, & A. Krulatz (Eds.) A handbook of research on cultivating literacy in diverse and multilingual classrooms. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing. (invited). Published, 02/07/2020.
  • Crandall, J., & Christison, M. A. (2019). An overview of research in English language teacher education and professional development. In K. M. Bailey & R. M. Damerow (Eds.), TIRF-Routledge FreeBook: Global research on teaching and learning English (pp. 10-42). Monterey, CA & New York, NY: TIRF & Routledge. Published, 12/20/2019.
  • Braden, S., & Christison, M. A. (2019). The absence of language-focused teacher education policy in U.S. K12 contexts: Insights from language socialization research in a ninth-grade physics classroom. In K. M. Bailey & R. M. Damerow (Eds.), TIRF-Routledge FreeBook: Global research on teaching and learning English (pp. 98-109). Monterey, CA & New York, NY: TIRF & Routledge. Published, 12/20/2019.
  • Christison, M. A., & Murray, D. E. (2020). The odyssey of professional excellence and quality assurance in TESOL: Looking ahead and facing challenges. In J. D. Martinez (Ed.) Quality in TESOL and teacher education. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 10/15/2019.
  • Murray, D. E. & Christison, M. A. (2019). What English language teachers need to know Volume 1: Understanding learning (2nd Ed.).. (pp. 297). Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 03/15/2019.
  • Christison, M. A. & Murray, D. E. (2018). Research for online language teacher education (OLTE). In H. Mohebbi & C. Coombe (Eds.). Research questions in language education and applied linguistics. . Springer. Accepted, 12/21/2018.
  • Murray, D. E. & Christison, M. A. (2018). Online language teacher education: A review of the literature (Commissioned research). Association for Quality Education and Training Online (AQUEDUTO). Published, 11/12/2018.
    http://aqueduto.com/research/
  • Christison, M. A. & Murray, D. E. (2018). Quality in online language teacher education (OLTE). Proceedings from the 2018 OLLReN Conference. Published, 10/31/2018.
    https://ollren.org/ld.php?content_id=46705383
  • Christison, M. A. (2018). Applying principles of Buddhism to English language teaching leadership. In M. S. Wong and A. Mahboob (Eds.) Spirituality and language teaching: Religious explorations of teacher identity, pedagogy, context, and content. . (pp. 34-45). Bristol, England: Multilingual Matters. Published, 10/22/2018.
  • Christison, M. A. (2018). Speech act theory and teaching speaking. In M.A. Christison & C. Broady (Eds.) Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation ( Volume 3) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley/Blackwell. Published, 10/15/2018.
  • Palmer, A. S. & Christison, M. A. (2018). Communication strategies and teaching speaking. In M.A. Christison & C. Broady (Eds.) Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation ( Volume 3) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.. Wiley/Blackwell. Published, 10/15/2018.
  • Christison, M. A. (2018). Learner involvement in assessment In C. Coombe (Ed.) Assessment and Evaluation ( Volume 7) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.. Wiley/Blackwell. Published, 10/15/2018.
  • Christison, M. A. & Alexeeva, M. (2018). Formal characteristics of learner language. In M.A. Christison & C. Broady (Eds.) Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation ( Volume 3) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley/Blackwell. Published, 10/15/2018.
  • Christison, M. A. (2018). Introduction to Volume 3. In M.A. Christison & C. Broady (Eds.) Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation ( Volume 3) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley/Blackwell. Published, 10/15/2018.
  • MaryAnn Christison (2018). Learning to Teach Languages. University of Michigan Press. Accepted, 02/19/2018.
  • Dixon, Dixon & MaryAnn Christison (2017). The usefulness of massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) as tools for promoting second language acquisition. IGI Global Publishing. Published, 11/10/2017.
  • Dixon, Tülay & Christison, M. A. (2017). Teaching English grammar in a hybrid academic ESL course. . IGI Global Publishing. Published, 09/08/2017.
  • Braden, S. & Christison, M. A. (2017). Language socialization and teacher education policy: Insights from a 9th grade physics classroom.. Taylor & Francis. Accepted, 08/25/2017.
  • Murray, D. E. & Christison, M. A. (2017). Online Language Teacher Education: Participants Experiences and Perspectives. TIRF/Heinle & Heinle. Published, 03/10/2017.
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  • Christison, M. A. & Saville, N. (2017). Advancing the field of language testing: TIRF doctoral dissertations in language assessment . Studies in Language Testing/Cambridge University Press. Published, 01/20/2017.
  • Crandall, J., & Christison, M. A. (Eds.) (2016). Global research on language teacher education and professional development in TESOL. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 02/19/2016.
  • Christison, M. A. (2015). Creating a pedagogy of engagement in English language teaching. In Selected papers from the twenty-fourth international symposium on English teaching (pp. 16 – 22). English Teachers Association/Republic of China (ETA-ROC), November 13-15, 2015, Taipei City, Taiwan. Published, 02/19/2016.
  • Christison, M. A., Tomaš, Z., Hiller, K. E., & Palmer, A. S. (2016). Creating a professional development program to support faculty in an English-medium university of science and technology. In J. Crandall & M. A. Christison (Eds.) Global research on teacher education and professional development in TESOL (pp. 205-223). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 02/19/2016.
  • Crandall, J., & Christison, M. A. (2016). An overview of research in English language teacher education and professional development. In J. Crandall & M. A. Christison (Eds.) Global research on teacher education and professional development in TESOL (pp. 3 – 34). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 02/19/2016.
  • Christison, M.A., Christian, D., Spada, N., & Duff, P. (published) Research on Teaching and Learning English Grammar: New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 03/03/2015.
  • Christison, M. A., & D. E. Murray (2014). What language teachers need to know Volume III: Designing curriculum. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Book Review. Larson-Hall, Jennifer. A guide to doing statistics in second language reserach using SPSS. New York: Routledge. Modern Language Journal, 96(3), 483-84. Published, 09/01/2012.
  • Murray, D. E., & Christison, M. A. (2012). Policy development for innovation and renewal in English language education. In C. Tribble (Ed.) Managing change in ELT: Lessons from experience (pgs. 61-74). London, England: The British Council. Published, 01/31/2012.
  • Christison, M. A. (2012). The L2 student advocate. In M. A. Christison and F. L. Stoller (Eds.) A handbook for language program administrators (2nd Edition), (pp. 159-76). Miami, FL: Alta Book Center Publishers. Published, 10/15/2011.
  • Christison, M. A, & Stoller, F. L. (2012). Time management principles. In M. A. Christison and F. L. Stoller (Eds.) A handbook for language program administrators (2nd Edition). (pp. 263-82). Miami, FL: Alta Book Center Publishers. Published, 10/15/2011.
  • Lindahl, K., & Christison, M. A. (2012). K12 schools. In M. A. Christison and F. L. Stoller (Eds.) A handbook for language program administrators (2nd Edition), (pp. 337-44). Miami, FL: Alta Book Center Publishers. Published, 10/15/2011.
  • Christison, M. A., & Stoller, F. L. (2012) A Handbook for Language Program Administrators (2nd Edition). (pp. 475). Miami, FL: Alta Book Center Publishers. Published, 10/15/2011.
  • Murray, D. E., & Christison, M.A. (2011). What teachers need to know Volume I: Understanding learning. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 04/2011.
  • D. E. Murray & M.A. Christison (2011). What English language teachers need to know Volume II: Facilitating learning. Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 03/2011.
  • Murray, D. E. & Christison, M. A (2009). Leadership in English language education: Theoretical foundations and practical skills for changing times.. Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Published, 03/09/2009.