Sara Van Dan Acker

PhD

Biography

Sara Van Dan Acker is a PhD student in the department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, where she studies under the co-supervision of Dr. Sandra Zappa-Hollman and Dr. Patsy Duff. She holds an MA TESOL / Applied Linguistics from Portland State University. She has taught English as an additional language, academic literacy, and teacher preparation courses, as well as multi-disciplinary courses in Oregon (USA), Singapore, Japan, and Vancouver (Canada).

Research

1. Academic literacy 2. Academic discourse socialization 3. Language curriculum 4. English academic writing 5. Language and culture 6. Language education policy