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Dawn Bikowski

Dawn Bikowski, speaking a lecturn

Director of the English Language Improvement Program

Linguistics
Gordy 367
bikowski@ohio.edu
740-593-0201

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Twitter: @DawnBikowski

Education

Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum & Development: Instructional Technology, Ohio University, in March 2008. Dissertation: The Discourse of Relationship Building in an Intercultural Virtual Learning Community

M. A. in Linguistics from Ohio University, in June 2001

B. S. in Music Education, Minor in English Education, from Ball State University, Indiana, in May 1991

Biography

Dawn Bikowski is the Director of the English Language Improvement Program and its Academic & Global Communication activites in the Linguistics Department. In addition to being a program director, she teaches Linguistics graduate coursework in pedagogical grammar and second language reading and writing. She has taught a variety of levels of English internationally and is heavily involved in ESL/EFL teacher training. International conferences and workshops, curriculum development projects, and program assessments have taken her to several countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. With a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Technology and an M.A. in Linguistics, she engages in a number of materials writing projects using multimedia and online teaching.  Her research interests include second language writing, English for Specific/Academic Purposes, intercultural communication, technology-assisted language learning, and global learning.

Professional Experience

  • Director, English Language Improvement Program, Linguistics Department, Ohio University Sept. 2005 – present
  • Director, Linguistics Department International and Online Programs, Sept. 2017 - present
  • Co-Facilitator, Faculty Learning Community: Teaching with a Global Perspective, Ohio University Aug. 2014 - present
  • English Language Specialist, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs March 2012 – present
  • English Instructor & Drama Club Director, Wuhan University Summer Intensive English Program, 2012
  • Instructor, Global Leadership Center, Center for International Studies, Ohio University Sept. 2002 – June 2007
  • Lecturer, Ohio Program of Intensive English, Linguistics Department, Ohio University Sept. 2001 to Sept. 2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Ohio Program of Intensive English, Linguistics Department, Ohio University Sept. 1999 – June 2001
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, El Salvador, Central America March 1997 – May 1999
  • Publications Coordinator & Editor, Park Nicollet Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota Sept. 1992 to Jan. 1997

Courses Commonly Taught

  • LING 6710: Grammar in Use
  • LING 6850: Introduction to Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
  • ELIP 5140: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies
  • ELIP 5160: Writing for Research
  • ELIP 5180: Professional Writing in Public Administration
  • ET 6020: Technical Writing Seminar in Engineering

Publications

Invited Presentations, Workshops

  • Bikowski, D. (2019, Feb.). Real Language Learning in the Virtual Classroom. Plenary for the Distance Learning Symposium for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, California.
  • Bikowski, D. (2018, Dec.). Best Practices in Teaching Content in English. Keynote at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Bikowski, D. (2018, July). Applying Concepts of Global Englishes to your Task Design. Workshop presented at the 4th Annual Task Design and Techniques in Engaging Students with the Perspectives of Global Englishes Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 
  • Bikowski, D. (2018, July). Interactive Digital Resource Development & Student Training. Invited presentation at Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Bengkulu University, Bengkulu, Indonesia. 
  • Bikowski, D. (2018, March). Using Blended Learning to Build Learner Autonomy. Invited Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section Academic Session, 52nd Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, IL. 
  • Bikowski, D. (2018, Feb.). Designing Research, Designing Courses: Creating a Classroom Research Unit to Inform Course Design. Lecture at Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
  • Bikowski, D. (2017, July). TESOL Foundation and Teaching English with Technology. Invited presentation for the Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies-Ohio University Joint Certificate program launch. Seoul, South Korea.
  • Bikowski, D. (2017, Feb). Writing Coherently and Cohesively. American English Webinar. U.S. Department of State.
  • Bikowski, D. (2017, Feb). Building an Academic Writing Plan. American English Webinar. U.S. Department of State.
  • Bikowski, D. (2016, October). Steps and Strategies for Teaching Academic Writing. American English Webinar. U.S. Department of State.
  • Bikowski, D. (2016, August). Expanding and customizing our toolkit: Engaging students in their language learning process. 7th International TESOL Conference on Innovations in English Teaching and Learning. Invited keynote. Qui Nhon City, Vietnam.
  • Bikowski, D., & Lima, E. (2016, April). Developing the Supra Tutor: How to create customized technology-based Materials for your ITA program. Invited International Teaching Assistant & Computer Assisted Language Learning InterSession, 50th Annual TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Bauer-Ramazani, C., Bikowski, D., Hanson-Smith, E., Healey, D., Robb, T., & Stevens, V. (2016, April). TESOL 50th Anniversary Special Event: Leadership Panel: History of the EV Retrospective: Over three decades of Professional Development in CALL. Invited panel, 50th Annual TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Bikowski, D. (2015, March). Teacher training & digital games. Invited CALL Interest Section Academic Session, 49th Annual TESOL International Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • Bikowski, D. (2015, March). Working with Ministries of Education: Flexibility in ESP curriculum design and teacher training. Invited ESP Interest Section Academic Session, 49th Annual TESOL International Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • Bikowski, D. (2015, March). Preparing International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) to teach online. Invited ITA and CALL InterSession, 49th Annual TESOL International Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, June). Training teachers to think in games. Gaming and Gamification – a Win-win for Language Learning. 2nd Web Conference: IATEFL Learning Technology Special Interest Group & TESOL Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, June). Re-thinking intercultural communication. Invited Workshop. Supporting International Student Success conference, San Diego, California.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, June). Academic honesty and faculty support. Invited Session. Supporting International Student Success conference, San Diego, California.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, May). Alternative assessments & rubrics. U.S. Department of State Shaping the Way We Teach English webinar.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, May). Alternative assessments: Options and implementation. Invited 2-Day Workshop: Al-Baha University College of Arts & Humanities, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Bikowski, D., & Hitchcock, C. (2014, March). Technology use to help avoid plagiarism: Resources for teachers and students. 48th Annual TESOL International Convention, Portland, Oregon.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, February). The pedagogy of collaboration: Teaching effectively with evolving technologies. Teacher Education Conference (TEC 14). Invited keynote. Hyderabad, India. Online.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014). New technologies & teaching: Focusing on pedagogy. Teacher Educator Conference (TEC 14) Interview with Paul Braddock. British Council, BBC, Teaching English blog. Retrieved from  www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/tec-14-interview-dawn-bikowski
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, Feb.). Getting ready for study abroad in the US. Chubu University, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, Nov.). Teaching for today’s learners: Oral error correction and writing effective assessments. U.S. Department of State Shaping the Way We Teach English webinar.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, Nov.). The role of technology tools in language learning. Invited panelist. Tech@State: EdTech Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, June). Considerations for initiating change. Supporting International Student Success Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, June). Intercultural communication: Working effectively with international students workshop. Supporting International Student Success Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, March). New technology horizons for International Teaching Assistants. ITA InterSession Panel, Annual TESOL International Convention, Dallas, Texas.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, March). Incorporating Trace Effects Teacher’s Manual activities into lesson plans. U.S. Department of State webinar.
  • Bikowski, D. (2012, Dec.). Teaching with Trace Effects: Tips in the Teacher’s Manual. U.S. Department of State webinar.
  • Bikowski, D. (2011, October). Exploring non-native English speaking students’ use of technologies to improve their paraphrasing skills and avoid plagiarism. Invited Presentation at the Ohio Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (OETDA) Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Presentations

  • Bikowski, D., & Bhat, C. (2018, Nov.). Campus and International Collaborations for Global Learning. 9th Annual l International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT) hosted by the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Bikowski, D., & Lee, J. (2018, March). Academic Literacies for Specific Purposes: Beyond Native-Nonnative Student Borders. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bikowski, D., & Phillips, T. (2018, March). Creating a Faculty Development Model to Support Non-Native Speaking Students. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bikowski, D. (2017, October). Culturally responsive teaching and learning. Regional Education Teaching project with Argentinean Educator Training Program (AETP). Athens, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D., & Phillips, T. (2017, October). Infusing your classroom with a global perspective. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning, Athens, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D., & Casal, J. E. (2017, May). Interactive digital resources: Developing students’ mobile learning strategies and engagement. Paper presented at the Annual CALICO Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Vahabi, F., Lee, J. J., & Bikowski, D. (2016, April). ESL teachers’ electronic feedback practices across writing tasks. Paper presented at the 50th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Bikowski, D. (2015, Sept.). Improving academic literacy for international students. Academic Impressions Webcast.
  • Lee, J. J., & Bikowski, D. (with Deakin L.). (2015, June). Interactional metadiscourse in “successful” and “less successful” ESL argumentative essays. Paper presented at the 2015 CAES International Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Bikowski, D. (2015, April). Working with multilingual and international students: Strategies for participation, interaction, and success. Daring to Collaborate: Faculty Teaching & Learning Showcase, College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University.
  • 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 7th Annual Ohio University CALL Conference, Athens, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D. (2015, April). Faculty development: Ideas for a more inclusive classroom. Academic Impressions Webcast.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, Sept.). Training faculty: Helping international students properly cite sources and avoid plagiarism. Academic Impressions Webcast.
  • Bikowski, D. (2014, Aug.). Gaming and Language Learning.  Learning2gether Online Seminars.
  • Bikowski, D, Kuhn, J., & Gardy J. (2014, March). Digital Games in the Classroom: Engagement for Future Generations. Paper presented at the 48th Annual TESOL International Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, May). Collaborative Writing with Web-Based Word Processing Tools: Its Effects on the Classroom and on Individual Writing Scores.  CALICO Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Bikowski, D. (2013, May). Technology and Teaching: CALL in the Methodology Course.  Panel, CALICO Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Healey, D., Rosenburg, R., Hanson-Smith, E., Bikowski, D., Kuhn, J., & Grady, J. (2013, March). Gaming and Language Learning.  Academic Session Panel, TESOL Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Healey, D., Rosenburg, R., & Bikowski, D. (2013, March). Preparing teachers to use virtual reality games in the classroom.  TESOL Conference., Dallas, Texas.
  • Bikowski, D., & Wallace, L. (2013). BaFa BaFa cross cultural simulation.  Fulbright Pre-Academic Program, Ohio University.
  • Bikowski, D., & Hendrickx, J. (2012, November). Matching up ESL Learners and Teachers-in-Training to Maximize Learning. Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D. (2012, July). Intercultural Communication and Language Learning: A Discourse Approach. 6th Annual Wuhan University Intensive English Conference, Wuhan, China.
  • Bikowski, D. (2012, June). Using Online Plagiarism Detectors: What You and Every Student Should Know. US Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Bikowski, D. (2011, Nov.). L2 Writers’ Use of Online Plagiarism Checkers to Check their Own Writing.  Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus.
  • Arnold, N., Bikowski, D., Cunningham, J., Dooly, M., Ducate, L., Hasko, V., Kessler, G., Levet, S., & Sadler, R. (2011). Intercultural communicative competence in online project-based cultural exchanges. Speaker on the panel Advances in Telecollaborative practices for foreign language teaching and learning: Sharing Experiences, Insights, and Visions for the Future. The American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bikowski, D., Stewart, R., & Buechele, S. (2010, Nov.). Investigating the ability of an online application in diagnosing students’ pronunciation. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. & Stewart, R. (2010, June). Collaborative writing and web 2.0 Tools. Paper presented at the Annual CALICO Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Stewart, R., Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2010, June). There’s no I in We: Collaborative writing using web based and desktop based word processing. Paper presented at the Annual CALICO Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Bikowski, D., & Kessler, G. (2010, March). Politeness and intercultural competence in computer-mediated cultural exchanges. Paper presented at the Annual American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2010, March). Developing collaborative autonomous learning abilities in computer mediated language learning: Attention to meaning among students in wiki space. Paper presented at the Annual American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Bikowski, D. (2009, Nov.). Helping NNES graduate Engineering students better understand plagiarism. Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Bikowski, D. (2009, Oct.). Training students to edit their writing with web based concordancers. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2009, March). Collaborative writing and web 2.0: Realities, challenges & opportunities. Paper presented at the Annual CALICO Conference, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2009, March). Constructing community with web based collaboration. Paper presented at the Annual CALICO Conference, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Bikowski, D. (2008, Oct.). Social networking and intercultural communication. Invited Feature Session, paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Sarwark, S., Bikowski, D., & McNamara, M. (2008, Oct.). Ohio state law and variation in International Teaching Assistant assessment.  Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D. (2008, March). Teaching scientific writing to international graduate students. Paper presented at the Annual TESOL International Convention, New York, New York.
  • Bikowski, D. (2007, Oct.). Teaching writing to promote academic honesty. Paper presented at the Center for Academic Integrity International Conference, Newport News, Virginia.
  • Bikowski, D., & Broekelman, M. (2007, June). An educational framework for nurturing a culture of academic honesty. Paper presented at the ASEE Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Bikowski, D. (2007, March). Graduate writing across the curriculum. Paper presented at the Annual TESOL International Convention, Seattle, Washington.
  • Bikowski, D. (2006, June). Internet relationships: Building learning communities through friendship. Paper presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education Conference, Cedarville, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D. (2006, March). Learning by doing: Empowerment through service learning. Paper presented at the  Women as Global Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bikowski, D. (2006, March). New model for distance language/culture learning. Colloquium presented to Linguistics Department, Ohio University.
  • Bikowski, D. (2005, March). Facilitating meaningful communication through online collaborations. Paper presented at the Annual TESOL International Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Bikowski, D. (2004, Nov.). Teaching writing for kinesthetic and visual learners. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D. (2003, May). 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, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D. (2002, April). Technology tools for everyone. Paper presented at the Annual TESOL International Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Jordan, M. K., & Bikowski, D. (2002, April). A case for developing graduate writing tests. Paper presented at the Annual TESOL International Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Bikowski, D. (2001, April). Time-saving resources—How to use them efficiently in the writing or grammar classroom. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Spring Conference.
  • Kessler, G., Bikowski, D., & Christensen, A. (2001, March). Preparing to be an International Teaching Assistant. Orientation for International Teaching Assistants, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
  • Bikowski, D. (2001, Feb.). Linguistic features found in second language learner compositions. Paper presented at the TESOL Graduate Student Forum, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Bikowski, D. (2001, Feb.). Mystery teacher name game: An online game for ESL instruction. Paper presented at the TESOL Internet Fair, Annual TESOL International Convention, St. Louis, Missouri.

International Program Assessment, Teacher Training, and Consultancies

  • Grant PI: "Pilot Project for the INTENT Platform: Facilitating & Sharing International Community-Based Research through Seed Saving Initiatives," (Fall 2017-Fall 2018). The project brings together rural communities in international contexts, document their use of best practices for seed saving to address health and food security concerns, and facilitate the collaboration between university researchers and community networks. As Communications Coodinator, my role is to develop and implement communication strategies to disseminate findings about best practices within the local communities and for research and publication purposes.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), San Isidro, Ecuador. Webinar "Writing a Literature Review in the Sciences: Telling a Research Story" in the series Scientific Writing and International Publishing, October 20, 2017.
  • Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, Teacher Training Workshops an Train-the-Trainer Workshops, August 2016.
  • E-Learning Workshops, American Center, U.S. Department of State, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 2016.
  • Expert Linguistic Witness for Legal Case working with law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2016. Case of H.J. Heinz Company v. Boulder Brands.
  • Planning, Development, & Teaching Consultant: TESOL International “Developing an Online Teaching Program” Certificate, 2017.
  • STIK-PTIK Police University, Jakarta, Indonesia, English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, program assessment, instructional video development, teacher training workshops, November 2015.
  • Sebasa Police Language School, Jakarta, Indonesia, English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, teacher training: language learning with technology and materials development workshop, November 2015.
  • Ministry of Technical Education, Hyderabad, India, Senior English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, curriculum development, teacher training workshops, STEM Grant Proposal Writing, English for Specific Purposes, February 2014
  • American Center, New Delhi, India, English for Specific Purposes workshop for Technical College faculty, February 2014
  • Institute of International Relations in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, curriculum development and teacher training, April 2013
  • Al Baha University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Teacher Training, November 2012, 2014
  • Professor and English Drama Club Director, Wuhan University Summer Intensive English Program, July 2012.
  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, author of Teacher’s Manual for online game Trace Effects, 2012.
  • Mutah University, Jordan, Teacher Training and Curriculum Development Project with the Department of English Language & Literature, February 2012, 2014
  • Expert Linguistic Witness for Legal Case, Columbus, Ohio, September 2011
  • University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Teacher Training & Curriculum Development; The Center for English Studies and the English Language and Literature Department, July-August 2011
  • Arabic Education and Training Group, Saudi Arabia, University Program Assessment: Princess Norah University, Al-Baha University, and the University of Dammam, June 2011
  • Lebanese International University, ESL Program Assessment, March 2006
  • Chiang Mai University, “Building Interaction into the Business English Course,” July 2004

Service to the Profession

  • Fulbright National Screening Committee for English Teaching Assistants awards, 2016-2018
  • Add hoc reviewer for: Applied Linguistics, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Language Learning, Language Learning & Technology, Language Teaching Research, System
  • Learning Technology Reviews Editor, CALICO Journal, July 2014 to July 2017.
  • Moderator during the “Using Technology in Teaching: Principles in Practice” online conference sponsored by the IATEFL SIG and TESOL CALL IS. Moderating session “Digital Literacies” by Gavin Dudeney. October 2013.
  • Past-Chair, CALL Interest Section, TESOL, 2012-2013
  • Chair, CALL Interest Section, TESOL, 2011-2012
  • Chair-Elect, CALL Interest Section, TESOL, 2010-11
  • Conference Planning Committee, Ohio TESOL, 2009-2010
  • Higher Education Interest Section Leader and Executive Board Member, Ohio TESOL, 2008 2010
  • “Hardware Fair” Co-coordinator. TESOL Conference, New York, 2008
  • Newsletter Editor for International TESOL CALL Interest Section, Spring 2004-2006
  • Member, International TESOL CALL Interest Section Steering Committee, 2002-2005
  • Volunteer in the Electronic Village of Ohio TESOL, 2005-2006
  • “Internet Fair Classics” Co-coordinator. International TESOL Conferences, 2002-5
  • TESOL Electronic Village Coordinator, 2001-2004
  • Volunteer in the Electronic Village of International TESOL Conference, 2000-2001
  • Coordinator for the Ohio Program of Intensive English’s in-service on Distance Education, 2002
  • Editor for the “ESL & Technology” Column of the Ohio TESOL Newsletter, 2001- 2002

Professional Memberships

  • AAAL
  • International TESOL
  • CALICO
  • Ohio TESOL

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