Ohio University

Chris Hitchcock

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Assistant Professor of Instruction in the English Language Improvement Program
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Education

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Ohio University; In progress. Focus: Instructional Communication

M.A. in Linguistics-Ohio University; 2008. Focus: Teaching English as a Second or Other Language

B.A. in English and Visual arts (double-major)-Lindsey Wilson College; 2001. Focus: English Composition; Painting

Aviation-Westwind School of Aeronautics; 2002. Focus: Fixed-wing Aircraft Pilot

Professional Experience

Lecturer, 2009-present, English Language Improvement Program (ELIP), Ohio University

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Composition
  • Coordinator: SPEAK Test (test of spoken English)

Adjunct Lecturer, 2008-09, Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE), Ohio University

  • Public Speaking and Intercultural Communications, Reading
  • Coordinator: OPIE Pronunciation Lab

Teaching Assistant, 2007-08, Linguistics, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Practicum Program, Ohio University

  • Administrative and Teaching Duties

Graduate Assistant, 2006-07, OPIE, Ohio University

  • Co-coordinator of Social/Cultural/Educational events for OPIE’s international students

Resident Director, 2001-02, Lindsey Wilson College

  • Director of residence life, safety, and security for male students
  • Supervisor: male Resident Assistants

Presentations

2014 TESOL International Conference, “Technology Use to Help Avoid Plagiarism: Resources for Teachers and Students”

2014 Eastern Communication Association Convention, “Creativity, Consciousness, Community, and Coffee: An Ethnographic Study of Donkey Coffee” (Co-author)

2013 Language Resource Center Colloquium, Ohio University, “Teaching Students to Use Technology to Check their Writing for Plagiarism” (Co-presenter)

2012 TESOL International Conference, “Providing Composition Feedback Electronically”

2012 Ohio TESOL Conference, “What’s in Your Bag? Clarifying Abstract Concepts with Everyday Objects” (Co-presenter)

2012 Ohio University workshop, “Best Practices in Teaching Non‑Native English Speaking Students in the Writing Classroom” (Co-presenter)

2008 COULD Conference, “Do You Hear what I Hear? Undergraduates’ ratings of the SPEAK Test as Compared to Official Scores”

Professional Memberships

TESOL International

Eastern Communication Association

Interests

Outdoor activities—cycling, hiking, kayaking, camping…

Art

Gardening

Cooking