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Joseph Lee

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Associate Professor of Instruction in Linguistics and Assistant Director of the English Language Improvement Program
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Education

  • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University, May 2011

Dissertation: A Genre Analysis of Second Language Classroom Discourse: Exploring the Rhetorical, Linguistic, and Contextual Dimensions of Language Lessons

  • M.A. in English: Concentration in TESOL, San Francisco State University, May 2005
  • B.A. in Biology, University of California, Riverside, June 1994/li>

Biography

Joe Lee is an associate professor of instruction in linguistics, Assistant Director of the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP), Director of the ELIP Center for Academic Communication: Tutoring Services, and head researcher of the ELIP Classroom Research Unit. He also co-chairs the M.A. Linguistics Program Task Force. He has been teaching at Ohio University since September 2011. At Ohio University, he mainly teaches graduate-level courses in applied linguistics and academic discourse. Before coming to Ohio University, he taught ESL/EFL, composition, and applied linguistics/TESOL courses in both the United States and South Korea. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University and his M.A. in English (TESOL) from San Francisco State University. His areas of research and teaching interests include genre studies, English for Specific/Academic Purposes, classroom discourse studies, advanced academic literacy, applied corpus linguistics, and teacher education.

Teaching and Administrative Experience

  • Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Fall 2017-present
  • Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Fall 2011-Spring 2016
  • Co-Chair, M.A. Program Task Force, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Fall 2017-present
  • Assistant Director, ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Spring 2012-present
  • Director, ELIP Center for Academic Communication: Tutoring Services, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Fall 2014-present
  • Head Researcher, ELIP Classroom Research Unit, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Fall 2014-present
  • Interim Assistant Director, ELIP, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Winter 2012.
  • Coordinator, ELIP Writing Center, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Fall 2011-Spring 2014

Courses Commonly Taught

  • ELIP 5140: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies (Graduate)
  • ELIP 5160: Writing for Research (Graduate)
  • ELIP 5320: Oral Communication for the Graduate Researcher and Presenter (Graduate)
  • ET 6020: Technical Writing Seminar (Graduate)
  • LING 3500/5500: Introduction to Linguistics (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • LING 5820: English for Specific Purposes (Graduate)
  • LING 6850: Teaching Second Language Reading & Writing (Graduate)

Recent Publications

(** denotes work with students)

Recent Conference Presentations

(** denotes work with students)

  • **Lee, J. J., Bychkovska, T., Maxwell, J., & LaRue, M. (March 2018). Academic rebels? Informality in L1 and L2 university student writing. Paper presented at the TESOL Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Bikowski, D., & Lee, J. J. (March 2018). Meeting the needs of all graduate students for disciplinary writing. Paper presented at the TESOL Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • **Casal, J. E., & Lee, J. J. (March 2018). Syntactic complexity in L2 English university student writing: What student writers do and how they are assessed. Paper presented at the AAAL Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • **Lee, J. J., Bychkovska, T., Maxwell, J., & LaRue, M. (October 2017). Breaking the rules? L1 and L2 university students' use of informal features in academic writing. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • **Lee, J. J., Bychkovska, T., Maxwell, J., & LaRue, M. (2017, April). "Never begin sentences with conjunctions!" A corpus-based analysis of sentence-initial And and But in university student writing. Paper presented at the Ohio University CALL Conference, Athens, OH.
  • **Lee, J. J., Hitchcock, C., & Casal, J. E. (2017, March). Citations in L2 university student writing: Form, function, and stance. Paper presented at the TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • **Bychkovska, T., Lee, J. J., & Vahabi, F. (2017, March). Lexical bundles in L1 and L2 university student argumentative essays. Paper presented at the TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • **Casal, J. E., Lee, J. J., & Hitchcock, C. (2017, March). “According to...”: An analysis of L2 university writers’ citation practices. Paper presented at the AAAL Conference, Portland, OR.
  • **Bychkovska, T., Lee, J. J., & Vahabi, F. (2016, October). Lexical bundles in university student writing: A comparison of L1 and L2 writers. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • **Vahabi, F., Lee, J. J., & Bikowski, D. (2016, April). ESL teachers' electronic feedback practices across writing tasks. Paper presented at the TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • **Lee, J. J., Bychkovska, T., & Vahabi, F. (2016, March). "At the same time": Lexical bundles in university student argumentative essays across academic disciplines. Paper presented at the Ohio University CALL Conference, Athens, OH.
  • **Vahabi, F., Lee, J. J., & Bikowski, D. (2015, October). Teachers' e-feedback practices in ESL composition: Does the type of text matter? Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • **Lee, J. J., & Bikowski, D. (with Deakin, L.). (2015, June). Interactional metadiscourse in "successful" and "less successful" ESL argumentative essays. Paper presented at the CAES International Conference, Hong Kong.
  • **Lee, J. J., Bikowski, D., & Deakin, L., Varhabi, F., Casal, J. E., & Castaneda-Jimenez, G. (2015, April). Corpus of Ohio learner and teacher English (COLTE): An introduction. Paper presented at the Ohio University CALL Conference, Athen, OH.
  • **Deakin, L., & Lee, J. J. (2014, November). Interactions in ESL student writing: A corpus-based study. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Lee, J. J. (2014, August). Teacher talk: Use of metadiscourse in L2 classroom lessons. Paper presented at the World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics, Brisbane, Australia.
  • **Casal, J. E., Lee, J. J., & Allen, D. P. (2014, March). Cybertutoring: A virtual writing center for L2 academic writers. Paper presented at the TESOL Convention, Portland, OR.
  • **Lee, J. J., & Subtirelu, N. (2014, March). Metadiscourse in the classroom: A comparative analysis of EAP lessons and university lectures. Paper presented at the AAAL Conference, Portland, OR.
  • **Casal, J. E., & Lee, J. J. (2014, March). Metadiscourse in thesis results and discussion chapter: A cross-cultural corpus-facilitated analysis of English and Spanish engineering writers. Paper presented at the AAAL Conference, Portland, OR.

Professional Services Committees

  • Member, Publishing Professional Council, TESOL, 2016-present
  • Member, Serial Publications Committee, TESOL, 2014-2016
  • Member, 2018 AACL Conference Program Committee

Professional Journals

  • Editorial Board Member, TESOL Journal, 2017-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Language Value, 2013-present
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Corpora
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, English for Specific Purposes
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of English for Academic Purposes
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Pragmatics
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Language Value
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, ORTESOL Journal
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, System
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, TESL Canada Journal
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, TESOL Journal
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, TESOL Quarterly

Textbook Publishers

  • Book Proposal Reviewer, TESOL Press, 2016-present
  • Book Reviewer, Longman, 2012, 2013
  • Book Reviewer, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2009

Professional Conferences

  • Awards Reviewer, TESOL, 2014
  • Abstract Reviewer, AACL Conference, 2018
  • Abstract Reviewer, Annual AAAL Conference, 2013, 2016-2018
  • Abstract Reviewer, Annual TESOL Convention, 2007-2019
  • Abstract Reviewer, Annual SLRF Conference, 2011

Professional Memberships

  • Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (OTESOL), 2014-present
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 2006-present
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2005-present
  • Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (Asia TEFL) 2005-present

Updated: December 2018