Director, English Language Improvement
Program, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens,
OH, since September 2007
Instructor in the
Global Learning Community, Ohio University, September 2002 to
Program of Intesive English, Ohio University, September 2001 to 2005
* Taught a variety of subjects, including writing, grammar,
reading, public speaking, and listening/speaking, to students from a
variety of ethnic backgrounds
Volunteer with Peace Corps El Salvador, San Rafael, El Salvador, March
1997 to May 1999
Coordinator at Park Nicollet Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, September 1992 to
Communication and Language Learning: A Discourse Approach.” 6th Annual
Wuhan University Intensive English Conference, Wuhan, China, July 2012.
“Using Online Plagiarism Detectors: What You and Every Student Should
Know.” US Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association Conference,
Boston, MA, June 2012.
“L2 Writers’ Use of Online Plagiarism Checkers to Check their Own Writing.” Ohio TESOL, Columbus, Ohio, November 2011.
“Exploring Non-native English Speaking Students' Use of Technologies to
Improve their Paraphrasing Skills and Avoid Plagiarism.” Ohio
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (OETDA) 2011 Conference,
Columbus, Ohio, October 2011. Invited Presentation.
“Intercultural Communicative Competence in Online Project-Based
Cultural Exchanges.” Invited speaker as part of the panel Advances in
Telecollaborative Practices for Foreign Language Learning and Teaching:
Sharing Experiences, Insights, and Visions for the Future. AAAL
Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2011, with Greg Kessler.
"Fostering Intercultural Communication in Project-Based
Telecollaborative Exchanges." TESOL, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2011.
"Investigating the Ability of an Online Application in
Diagnosing Students’ Pronunciation." Ohio TESOL, Columbus, Ohio,
November 2010. With Robert Stewart and Stephanie Buechele.
"Collaborative Writing with Web 2.0 Tools." CALICO
Amherst, Massachusetts, June 2010, with Greg Kessler.
"There's no I in We: Collaborative Writing Using Web-Based
and Desktop-Based Word Processing." CALICO Conference, Amherst,
Massachusetts, June 2010, with Robert Stewart and Greg Kessler.
"Politeness and Intercultural Competence in
Computer-Mediated Cultural Exchanges." AAAL Conference, Atlanta,
Georgia, March 2010, with Greg Kessler.
"Developing Collaborative Autonomous Learning Abilities in
Mediated Language Learning: Attention to Meaning among Students in
Wiki Space." AAAL Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2010, with Greg
“Helping NNES Graduate Engineering Students Better
Understand Plagiarism.” Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe,
Arizona, November 2009.
“Training Students to Solve their Writing Problems with Web
Based Concordancers.” Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
Languages Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 2009.
"Collaborative Writing and Web 2.0: Realities, Challenges
& Opportunities." CALICO Conference Tempe, Arizona, March 2009,
with Greg Kessler.
"Constructing community with web based collaboration."
CALICO Conference Tempe, Arizona, March 2009, with Greg Kessler.
"Ohio TESOL Technology Fair." OTESOL Conference, Columbus,
Ohio, October 2008. Kessler, G., Bikowski, D., Aljoris, S., Bauerle,
S., Buechele, S., Dombroski, M., Ford, A., Hill, C., Panell, J., Soto,
J.,& Spicher, A.
"Social Networking and Intercultural
Communication." Presented the latest research on strategies for
improving intercultural communication using technology. OhioTESOL
Conference Featured Session, Columbus, OH, October 2008.
"Ohio State's Law and Variation in
International Teaching Assistant
Assessment." Presented Ohio University's compliance with the state law
for ITAs. OhioTESOL Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2008 (with Susy
Sarwark and Martha McNamara).
"They Sound Like Me! Discourse in
an Intercultural Virtual Learning
Community." Colloquium presented for the Linguistics Department, Ohio
University, October 2008.
"Teaching Scientific Writing to International Graduate
Students." Presented activities for teaching writing to graduate
students in the sciences.
TESOL Conference, New York, March 2008.
"Hardware Fair" Co-coordinator. TESOL Conference, New York, 2008.
"Teaching Writing to Promote Academic Honesty." Presented a required
writing class for graduate students that Ideveloped and teach. Center
for Academic Integrity International Conference, Newport News,
Virginia, October 2007.
"An Educational Framework for
Nurturing a Culture of Academic Honesty." Presented a
framework developed for use with students and faculty. ASEE Conference,
Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007.
"Graduate Writing Across the
Curriculum." Presented research on assignments commonly given to
international graduate students. TESOL Conference, Seattle, Washington,
"Internet Relationships: Building
Learning Communities through Friendship." Presented results of
qualitative research on students' experiences in an online learning
community. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education
Conference, Cedarville, Ohio, June 2006.
"Learning by Doing: Empowerment
through Service Learning." Presented strategies the Global Leadership
Center uses to empower female students to become leaders. Women as
Global Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 2006.
"New Model for Distance
Language/Culture Learning." Colloquium presented to Linguistics
Department graduate students at Ohio University, March 2006.
Communication through Online Collaborations." Presented strategies that
educators can use to facilitate communication in online learning
communities. TESOL Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 2005.
"Teaching Writing for the
Kinesthetic and/or Visual Learner." Presented writing activities that
can be used with visual and kinesthetic learners. OhioTESOL Conference,
Columbus, OH, November 2004.
"Global Connections." Presented
information about active learning projects in the Global Learning
Community, including problem-based learning and student-centered
learning. President's Spring Showcase, Ohio University, Athens, OH, May
"Active Learning in Ohio
University's Global Learning Community ." Presented information about
what the Global Learning Community of Ohio University is, what
problem-based learning is, and how we use this student-centered
approach in our courses. Spotlight on Learning, Ohio University,
Athens, OH, March 2003 (with Greg Emery and Brian Manhire).
“A Case for Developing Graduate
Writing Tests.” Presented information on the development of test
materials, a scoring rubric, and norming procedures for a reading-based
writing assessment for graduate students. Also presented the contents
of courses that were developed to address writing needs uncovered in
the assessment. International TESOL conference, Salt Lake City, UH,
April 2002 (with Mary Kaye Jordan, OPIE lecturer).
“Technology Tools for Everyone.”
Presented free online resources (such as puzzlemakers and reference
tools) that can be used for teacher-created paper-based materials or
student self access. International TESOL conference, Salt Lake City,
UH, April 2002.
"Preparing to be an International
Teaching Assistant." Used video segments and large and small group
discussions to introduce International Teaching Assistants to the
American undergraduate classroom, including student characteristics and
learning preferences, strategies to overcome language and cultural
barriers, and student expectations of Teaching Assistants. Orientation
for International Teaching Assistants, Ohio University, Athens, OH,
August 2001 (with Ann Christensen, OPIE lecturer).
"Time-Saving Resources--How to Use
Them Efficiently in the Writing or Grammar Classroom." Presented online
resources (such as reference tools and clipart) and online tools for
making paper-based ESL exercises or worksheets. OhioTESOL Spring
Conference, Athens, OH, April 2001. To see the handout click here.
"Linguistic Features Found in
Second Language Learner Compositions." Presented my research findings
about the use of specific linguistic features in second language
learner compositions. International TESOL Graduate Student Forum, St.
Louis, MO, February 2001.
"Mystery Teacher Name Game: An
Online Game for ESL Instruction." Presented online game that I created
to help students become familiar with the Ohio Program of Intensive
English program. International TESOL Internet Fair, St. Louis, MO,
"Making the Most of Online ESL
Materials." Presented online resources and tools for making online ESL
exercises. Ohio Program of Intensive English, Athens, OH, January 2001
(with Greg Kessler, OPIE lecturer).
"Using CALL Materials in the ESL
Classroom." Presented a variety of online and computer-based resources
available for ESL instruction. Ohio University Linguistics Computer
Class, Athens, OH, January 2001 (with Greg Kessler, OPIE lecturer).
"Making the Most of Online ESL
Materials." Presented online resources and tools for making online ESL
exercises. OhioTESOL Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2000 (with Greg
Kessler, OPIE lecturer). To see the handout, on making online materials
with Hot Potatoes, click here.
"Tips on Using Blackboard
CourseInfo in the ESL Classroom." Presented Blackboard CourseInfo
how-to tips to faculty of the Ohio Program of Intensive English,
Athens, OH, April 2000.
G., Bikowski, D., & Boggs, J. (2012). Collaborative writing among
second language learners in academic web-based projects. Language
Learning & Technology, 16(1), 91-109. http://llt.msu.edu/issues/february2012/index.html
Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2011). The influence of SLA
training in curricular design among teachers in preparation. CALICO
Bikowski, D. (2011). Review of Online Intercultural
Exchange: An Introduction for Foreign Language Teachers by R. O'Dowd.
Language Learning & Technology, 15(1), 24-28.
Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2010).
Developing collaborative autonomous language learning abilities in
computer mediated language learning: Attention to meaning among
students in wiki space. Computer
Assisted Language Learning, 23(1), 41-58.
Bikowski, D., & Cooper, A. (2007). Writing at the
graduate level: What tasks do professors actually require? Journal of
English for Academic Purposes, 6, 3, 206-221.
Bikowski, D. (2007). An educational framework for nurturing
a culture of academic honesty. Proceedings from the ASEE Conference,
Bikowski, D. (2007). Internet relationships: Building
learning communities through friendship. Journal of Interactive Online
Learning, 6, 2.
Bikowski, D. (2006). Software thumbnails: Microsoft Word.
Essential Teacher, 3, 2.
Bikowski, D. (Jul/Aug 2004). Review of "Reading and Writing
for Academic Success" by Jordan and Plakans. ESL Magazine.
Jarvis, S., Grant, L., Bikowski, D., & Ferris, D.
(2003). Exploring multiple profiles of highly rated learner
compositions. Journal of Second Language Writing, 12.
Bikowski, D., & Kessler, G. (2002). Making the most of
discussion boards in the ESL classroom. TESOL Journal, 11, 3.
Bikowski, D. (2001). Review of "Tapestry Level 2." TESOL
Journal, 10, 4.
Bikowski, D. Time-saving online resources (for the
not-so-expert computer user). Ohio TESOL Newsletter, Fall Issue, "ESL
& Technology" section.