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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.A.T., University of Washington
  • B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans

Biography

Bonnie Vidrine Isbell conducts interdisciplinary research which specializes in blending bilingual brain studies and second language pedagogy. She has taught English as a second and foreign language for 10 years in Washington, Louisiana, Thailand, Spain, and Belize. She has specialized in second language composition for the last six years.


Affiliations

  • American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages (WAESOL)

Awards

  • UW TA Excellence in Teaching Award, Finalist (2015)
  • Joan Webber Outstanding Teaching Prize, Nomination, UW English Department Writing Programs. (2014)
  • Best Student Paper Award, “Writing Across Communities: Service Learning Composition for University L2 Writers” Symposium for Second Language Writing. Tempe, Arizona. (2014)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches," Vidrine-Isbell, Bonnie; Murphy Nancy; Pommert, Julene. Religion and Men's Violence Against Women. 2015.
  • “Diminished 7th Blues.” & “Flamenco Sol y Luna.” Vidrine-Isbell, Bonnie, Ellipsis Poetry Journal. January, 2009.

Presentations

  • American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Portland. Presented on "Language Attachment Theory: Bridging Social Neuroscience and Language Learning though Human Bonding.
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston. Presented on "The Impact of Social Bonding on Adult Language Learning." April, 2016.
  • University of Washington Praxis Conference, Seattle. Presented on "A Praxis of Empowerment: Applied Research in Multilingual Composition." February, 2016.
  • University of Washington Praxis Conference on Multilingual Learning, Seattle. Presented on "Empowering Multilingual Voices: Translingual Poetry Writing in First Year Composition." May, 2015.
  • The Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe. Presented on "A Cross-disciplinary Interaction: Embracing a TESOL Perspective in Composition." November, 2014.
  • The Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe. Presented on "Writing Across Communities: Service Learning Composition for University L2 Writers." November 2014.
  • Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Des Moines. "Integrating Neuropsychology and TESOL Research." October, 2012.
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