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Tonya Eick

Ross-Blakley Hall 202AC
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Student Information

Graduate Student
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography

Tonya is currently a PhD student in the university's English Department for Linguistics-Applied Linguistics (LAL) and had completed the university's masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program in 2014.

While at ASU, she has had the opportunity to work as a Graduate Research Assistant to Foundation Professor of English and Director of Project Humanities, Dr. Neal A. Lester. Now, she is an instructor with Writing Programs, and teaching First Year Composition courses for both mainstream and second language writers. She occasionally teaches additional TESOL, sociolinguistic, and graduate writing courses.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, she served as Assistant Director and in 2016-2017AY as the Associate Director of Second Language Writing. It had also been an honor to serve as Associate Chair for the 2016 Symposium on Second Language Writing, which returned to ASU in October 2016 with Paul Kei Matsuda. During and since this time, she has continued to supervise the Second Language Writing Tutor (L2WT) Internship Program for TEFL certificate students and MTESOL graduate students. 

Previously, she lived and worked for six years in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), English teacher and Prefectural Advisor for the JET Programme in Ishikawa, Japan. As a Prefectural advisor, she also had the opportunity to collaborate with the prefectural teacher training division to construct and implement teacher training frameworks, program administration, and job counseling.

Prior to moving to Japan, she worked for two large financial companies in Phoenix and Denver with financial processing and settlement research. While in Colorado she completed post-baccalaureate work and a BA in Asian Studies with CU-Boulder's East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department and completed a BA in Business Administration at U of P.

 

News

Tonya Eick inducted into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi

Writing Programs' Second Language Writing Teacher Feature, October 2015

Congratulations to the [Fall 2017] Teaching Excellence Award Winners!

Find me on Twitter: @TDEick

Research Interests

Currently research interests include: TESOL, World Englishes, Language Change and Variation, Language Rights, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching in Japan, Discourse Analysis, English for Specific Purposes, English for Occupational Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, Medical Discourse Analysis, L1, L2, Composition, Writing Program Administration, Curriculum Development

Past research interests include: Asian studies (specific to Japan, China, India and Korea) in history, culture, literature and anthropology, Japanese language, Education in Japan, a concentrated study of Material Culture in modern Shinto, Business Administration, Financial processing

Research as related to work with Dr. Lester: African American Literature, culture, and material culture; N-Word; hair; body image; public humanities; values in society; spoken word; discourse in media and social media

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
WAC 107 Intro to Academic Writing
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
WAC 107 Intro to Academic Writing
LIN 591 Seminar
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
WAC 107 Intro to Academic Writing
ENG 107 First-Year Composition
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
WAC 107 Intro to Academic Writing
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
WAC 107 Intro to Academic Writing
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
ENG 312 English in its Social Setting
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 107 First-Year Composition
ENG 394 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
WAC 107 Intro to Academic Writing
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop