Lucie Moussu, PhD

Director, Centre for Writers, and Associate Professor in Writing Studies

Name Lucie Moussu
Education PhD, ESL
Purdue University
MA, TESOL
Brigham Young University
BA, Design and English
Brigham Young University
Current Position Director, Centre for Writers
Current Affiliation University of Alberta
Languages French, English
Phone +1.780.492.9582
Email moussu@ualberta.ca
Lucie Moussu

Dr. Lucie Moussu is an Associate Professor in Writing Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies) as well as Director of the University of Alberta's Centre for Writers.

2009 - present

University of Alberta

Department of English and Film Studies

       · Associate Professor of Writing Studies (since July 2013)
       · Assistant Professor of Writing Studies (2009-2013)
       · Director, Centre for Writers
       · Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Extension (since July 2015)
       · Adjunct Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, TESL Program (since July 2011)

2006 - 2009

Ryerson University

Department of English

       · Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
       · Director, Writing Centre
       · Coordinator, English as a Second Language courses and instructors

2002 - 2006

Purdue University

English Department

       · Composition Instructor (Graduate and Undergraduate students - Part-time)

1999 - 2002

Brigham Young University

English Language Center

       · ESL Instructor

1996 - 2000

Brigham Young University

French Department

       · French 201 Instructor (Part-time)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Alberta (Edmonton, AL, CANADA)

Department of English and Film Studies

       · WRS 605: Issues in Second Language Writing (Graduate) - Winter 2012 & 2014
       · WRS 603: Intro to Writing Centre Theory (Graduate) - Winter 2010, Fall 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
       · WRS 301: Intro to Writing Centre Practice - Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013, Winter 2010

Ryerson University (Toronto, ON, CANADA)

Department of English

       · LM 8913: Teaching Writing: From Theory to Practice (Graduate) - Fall 2008
       · ACS 800: Teaching Writing - Winter 2008
       · LNG 100: Language and Identity - Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Fall 2007, Winter 2009
       · ESL to MBA International Students - Winter 2007, Fall 2007

Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)

English Department

       · English 002: Written Communication for International Graduate Students - Fall 2005, Spring 2006
       · English 108: Accelerated First-year Composition - Fall 2005
       · English 106: First-year Composition - Spring 2005
       · English 106r, First-year Composition for Learning Community Students - Fall 2004
       · English 106i, First-year Composition for International Students - Summer 2004, Fall 2003, Summer 2004
       · English 102, First-year Composition II - Spring 2003
       · English 101, First-year Composition I - Fall 2002
       · ESL volunteer teaching: West Lafayette Junior/High School - Fall 2002

Brigham Young University (Provo, UT, U.S.A.)

English Language Center

       · LM 8913: Teaching Writing: From Theory to Practice (Graduate) - Fall 2008
       · ACS 800: Teaching Writing - Winter 2008
       · LNG 100: Language and Identity - Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Fall 2007, Winter 2009
       · ESL to MBA International Students - Winter 2007, Fall 2007

Peer-Reviewed Publications

· Moussu, L., & David, N. (2015). Writing centers: Finding a center for ESL writers. Book chapter in ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education: Understanding Challenges, Providing Support, edited by Norman Evans and Neil Anderson. Routledge.

· Moussu, L. (2013, Spring). Let’s Talk! ESL students’ needs and writing centre philosophy. The TESL Canada Journal (30)2, 55-68.

· Moussu, L. (2012). Writing center. In R. Kubota & Y. Sun (Eds) Demystifying Career Paths after Graduate School: A Guide for Second Language Professionals in Higher Education. Information Age Publishing Press. · Moussu, L. (2012, February). Bridging gaps--An unusual writing center bringing unusual high school students to university. Writing Lab Newsletter 36(5-6), 7-10.

· Moussu, L. (2010). Influence of teacher-contact time and other variables on ESL students attitudes towards native- and nonnative- English-speaking teachers. TESOL Quarterly, 44(4), 746-768.

· Moussu, L. (2010). Toward a conversation between ESL teachers and Intensive English Program administrators. TESOL Journal, 1(4), 400-426.

· Moussu, L. & Llurda, E. (2008). Non-native English-speaking ESL teachers: History and Research. Language Teaching, 41(3), 315-348.

· Moussu, L. & Braine, G. (2006). The attitudes of ESL students towards nonnative English language teachers. TESL Reporter, 39, 33-47.

· Moussu, L. (2005). In love and war: Nonnative English-speaking Composition teachers and university ESL students. INTESOL Journal, 2, 49-54.

Other Publications

· Moussu, L. (2013). [Review of From form to meaning: Freshman Composition and the Long Sixties, 1957-1974, by David Fleming]. ESC: English Studies in Canada, 38(2).

· Moussu, L. (2012, August). [Review of the edited book Sociocultural theory in Second Language Education: an introduction through narratives, by Merrill Swain, Penny Kinnear, and Linda Steinman]. Inkshed Newsletter, [online: http://www.inkshed.ca/ blog/newsletter/august- 2012-newsletter/beyond-the-zpd/].

· Moussu, L. (2008). [Review of the edited book The politics of Second Language writing, by Paul Kei Matsuda, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, and Xiaoye You]. English for Specific Purposes, 27, 118-121.

· Moussu, L. (2007). TESOL Association Caucuses. Essential Teacher (online), 4(1).

· Moussu, L. (2006). Why did I become the Caucus' Chair? NNEST Newsletter, 8, 1.

· Moussu, L. (2006). [Review of the edited book Learning and teaching from experience: Perspectives on nonnative English-speaking professionals, by Lia D. Kamhi-Stein]. TESOL Quarterly, 40, 85-87.

· Moussu, L. (2006). Native and nonnative English-speaking English as a Second Language teachers: Student attitudes, teacher self-perceptions, and Intensive English Program administrator beliefs and practices. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED492599).

· Moussu, L. (2005, October). RESEARCH or research? NNEST Newsletter, 7, 2.

· Moussu, L. (2003, Fall). Explaining English 106I. Tesolin’, 22, 1-8.

· Moussu, L. (2002) English as a Second Language Students' Reactions to Nonnative English-speaking Teachers. Master’s Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED468879).

Conference Presentations

· Presenter: Nothing More Practical than Good Research (with Tracey Derwing, Leila Ranta, Martin Guardado, and Kim Noels). TESL Canada Conference, Lake Louise, AB, Canada, October 29, 2015.

· Presenter: Long Night Against Procrastination: The Do's and Don'ts. IWCA (International Writing Centers Association), Pittsburgh, PA, October 8-10, 2015.

· Co-organizer and co-presenter: Long Night Against Procrastination: The Organizers’ Experience, (with Silvia Sgaramella). Canadian Writing Centres’ Association (CWCA) Conference, Ottawa, ON, May 2015.

· Organizer and lead presenter: Opportunities, Engagement, and Support: The Future of Leadership in TESOL, (with Jun Liu, Aya Matsuda, Brock Brady, Kyung-Hee Bae, and Ali Fuad Selvi). TESOL International Convention (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Toronto, ON, March 2015.

· Presenter: Long-term Effects of Writing Center Tutoring Sessions on Student Revisions. IWCA (International Writing Centers Association), Orlando, FL, October 2014.

· Co-presenter: Writing Center Research: A Portal for Professionalizing Undergraduate Staff, (with Carol Mohrbacher, Tim Fountaine, and Julia Combs). IWCA, Orlando, FL, October 2014.

· Presenter: Long-term Effects of Writing Centre Tutorials: How to Design Such an Ambitious Study, CWCA Conference, St. Catharines, ON, May 2014.

· Co-presenter: Accessing the Future of Writing Studies: Disruption and Dialogue via International Higher Education Writing Research, CCCC (Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication), Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.

· Co-organizer, full-day Pre-Conference Institute: Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers: Research, Student, and Faculty Perspectives, (with Tara Smith, Jennifer Staben, and Katie Manchester Ha), TESOL International Convention (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Portland, OR, March 2014.

· Co-presenter: Strategizing for Tenure: Linguistic and Racial Minorities in Higher Education, (with Ana Wu, Masaki Oda, Suhanthie Motha, Joann Sugihara, and Shelly Wong), TESOL International Convention, Portland, OR, March 2014.

· Co-presenter: Toward More Responsive Writing Center Models for L2 Support (with Norman Evans and Matthew Allen), TESOL International Convention, Dallas, TX, March 2013.

· Presenter: What Should Really Happen in Writing Centers? ESL Students' Perspectives, TESOL International Convention, Dallas, TX, March 2013.

· Invited co-presenter: Demystifying Academic Career Paths for Nonnative Graduate Students and Scholars (with Ryuko Kubota, Katya Nemtchinova, Ling Shi, Xueson Gao, Manka Varghese, and Yilin Sun), TESOL International Convention, Dallas, TX, March 2013.

· Co-presenter: Innovative possibilities for writing centres in Canadian universities: Options for working with ESL students, (with Betsy Sargent and Christina Grant), Inkshed Conference, Toronto, ON, May 2012.

· Co-presenter: Examining methodological complexities in second language writing research (with Alan Hirvela, Tony Silva, Silvia Pessoa, and Lisya Seloni), TESOL International Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.

· Organizer and lead presenter: Saying no to cookie cutter tutoring: Writing center tutor training (with Helena Hall and Marian Gonsior), TESOL International Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.

· Chair of the roundtable and lead presenter: New Kid on the Block (part of “Collaboration, Competition, Coordination, Compromise: The 4Cs of Multi-campus Writing Centres”), (with Sheena Wilson, Stephen Kuntz, and Craig Peterson). CCCC (Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication), Atlanta, GA, April 2011.

· Presenter: ESL Students’ Needs vs. Writing Centres’ Philosophy. TESOL International Convention, New Orleans, LA, March 2011. · Presenter: Investigating Collaboration, Competition, Coordination, and Compromise in Multi-campus Writing Centres. IWCA Conference (International Writing Centers Association), Baltimore, MD, November 2010.

· Invited colloquium speaker: Writing Centres—Creating and Shaping Transition, Learn, Flourish, Graduate (with Nancy Marenick and Cleo Boyd). STLHE Conference (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education), Toronto, ON, June 2010.

· Co-presenter: Strangers Here Ourselves: How NNESTs Work with Multilingual Writers (with Jun Liu, Icy Lee, Luciana de Oliveira, and Ryuko Kubota). TESOL International Convention, Denver, CO, April 2009.

· Presenter: Tutor Development through Community Building in, Between, and Outside the Classroom. IWCA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2008.

· Co-presenter: A World of Writing Centers: The Impact of National Culture on Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy, (with Kathleen Shine). IWCA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2008.

· Organizer and lead presenter: English Language Proficiency and Writing Skills at Ryerson University (with Marju Toomsalu). Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, ON, May 2008.

· Invited colloquium speaker: Research-Development across TESOL Entities: Actions, Impact, and Future Directions, (with Denise Murray, Deena Boraie, Keiko Abe-ford, Jane Orr, and Liz England). TESOL International Convention, New York, NY, March 2008.

· Co-presenter: 10 Years Later: The NNEST Movement, (with Jun Liu, Lia Kamhi-Stein, Ahmar Mahboob, and Aya Matsuda). TESOL International Convention, New York, NY, March 2008.

· Invited colloquium speaker: Research Symposium: Native English Speaking Teachers, Nonnative English Speaking Teachers, (with Luciana de Oliveira and Farahnaz Faez). TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, November 23, 2007.

· Organizer and lead presenter: ESL Support to International MBA Students: An Idea Worthy of Investigation, (lead presenter; with Mark Patterson, Simon Zhou, and Alberto Tavarez). Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, ON, May 2007.

· Organizer and lead presenter: IEP Administrators vs. TESOL Teacher Educators, (with Stephanie Vandrick, Emily Day, and Silvio Avendano). TESOL International Convention, Seattle, WA, March 2007.

· Presenter: ESL Students' Attitudes Towards NESTs and NNESTs. TESOL International Convention, Seattle, WA, March 2007.

· Invited guest presenter at a pre-conference leadership forum: New Leaders’ Forum, (with Luciana de Oliveira, Lia Kamhi-Stein, Rosie Maum, Alyse Breitbach, Wen-Chi Lu, and Shao-Wei Wang). TESOL International Convention, Tampa, FL, March 13, 2006.

· Organizer and lead presenter: From International Students to Successful Scholars, (with Seran Aktuna, Soohyang Kim, Enric Llurda, Gloria Park, and Youngjoo Yi). TESOL International Convention, Tampa, FL, March 16, 2006.

· Co-lead presenter: Exploring NNESTs’ Language Proficiency, (with Ahmar Mahboob, Antoinette Gagne, Ofra Inbar, Lia Kamhi-Stein, Ebru Ezberci, and Bill Snyder). TESOL International Convention, Tampa, FL, March 17, 2006.

· Co-presenter, All Caucus Colloquium: Caucus Strategies for Leading TESOL Internationally, (with Jose Castillo, Karen Asenavage, Marinus Stephan, Eleanor Pease, Tomas Wallis, Rosemary Schmid). TESOL International Convention, Tampa, FL, March 17, 2006. · Co-presenter: Second Language Writing Curriculum Design: A Case Study, (with Tony Silva, Yufeng Zhang, Tom Glass, Elizabeth Patton, and Brita Banitz). CCCC, Chicago, IL, March 22, 2006.

· Invited speaker: The Graduate Student Experience: Challenges and Achievements, (with Jeanne Lee, Edelmira Nickels, and Karl E. Uhrig). INTESOL Conference (Indiana TESOL), Indianapolis, IN, October 21, 2005.

· Co-presenter: World Englishes and (Socio) Linguistic Innovations, (with Margie Berns, Thomas Glass, Robert Nelson, and Dilbarhon Hasanova). AILA/AAAL Conference (14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics), Madison, Wisconsin, July 29, 2005.

· Presenter: The 'Native Speaker' in TESOL: Discrimination or Necessity? IAWE Conference (International Association for World Englishes), Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, July 23, 2005.

· Co-presenter at the Board Sponsored Colloquium: NNES teachers as mentors and cultural mediators, (with Elza Major, Tünde Csepelyi, Luciana de Oliveira, and Lia Kamhi-Stein). CA-TESOL Conference (California TESOL), Long Beach, California, March 4, 2005.

· Presenter: Nonnative English-speaking teachers and student feedback on a blog. INTESOL Conference (Indiana TESOL), Indianapolis, Indiana, November 6, 2004.

· Presenter: Sociolinguistic profile of English in Switzerland, IAWE Conference (International Association for World Englishes), Syracuse, New York, July 15, 2004.

· Co-presenter at the Featured Colloquium: Addressing Nonnative-English-Speaking Teachers' and Teacher Educators' Needs, (with Paul Matsuda, Karen Johnson, Catherine Walter, George Braine, and Lía Kamhi-Stein). TESOL International Convention, Long Beach, California, April 1, 2004.

· Co-presenter: Empowering NNES MATESOL in career development, (with Silvia Pessoa, Alejandra Reyes-Cejudo, and Fabiana Sacchi). TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, March 2003.

· Presenter: Nonnative English-speaking ESL teachers: Reactions of their students. I-TESOL Conference (Intermountain TESOL), Ogden, Utah, October 2001.

Service and Professional Activities

University of Alberta

       · 2015-2016: Member, Arts Executive Committee (Faculty of Arts)
       · 2014: UASC representative, Student Award Office Selection Committee (University level)
       · 2013-2016: Member, General Faculty Cuncil Undergraduate Awards and Scholarship Committee (UASC) (University level)
       · 2012-2013: Member, Teaching, Learning and Technology Council (TLAT) (University level)
       · 2012-present: Member, Academic Integrity Council (University level)
       · 2012: English and Film Studies Alternate Representative, Association of Academic Staff, University of Alberta (AASUA) (University level)
       · 2011-2012: Chair, Writing Centre Committee (University level)
       · 2011-2013: Community Connections Committee
       · 2009-present: Ad-hoc member, University Writing Committee (University level)
       · 2009-present: Member, Writing Studies/Writing Initiative Team Committee
       · 2009-2010: Member, Writing Studies PhD Program Committee

Ryerson University

       · 2007-2009: Regular Observer, Senate Learning and Teaching Committee (University level)
       · 2008-2009: Co-Chair, Academic Writing and Language Proficiency Committee (University level)
       · 2009: Consultant, Student Learning Centre Committee (University level)
       · 2008: Member, Committee on Student Success and Retention (University level)
       · 2008: Member, Writing Across the Curriculum Committee (Faculty of Arts)
       · 2007-2009: Member, Merit Committee (Faculty of Arts)
       · 2007-2008: Member, First-Year Writing Initiative Committee (Faculty of Community Service
       · 2007-2008: Member, Chair Advisory Committee (English Department)
       · 2006-2009: Member, Writing Committee (English Department)
       · 2006-2007: Member, MA Program Committee (English Department)
       · 2006-2007: Member, Web-design Committee (English Department)

Service and Professional Activities

Other Professional Activities

       · 2015-2016: Chair, Canadian Writing Centres’ Association (CWCA)
       · 2014-2015: Vice-Chair and Conference Program Chair, Canadian Writing Centres’ Association
       · 2015: Guest reviewer, Writing Program Administration Journal
       · 2015: Guest reviewer, System Journal
       · 2015: Conference proposal vet for the International Writing Centers' Association 2015
       · 2012-2015: member, TESOL Journal Editorial Advisory Board
       · 2013-present: Guest reviewer, International Journal of Applied Linguistics
       · 2011-present: Francophone representative, Canadian Writing Centres’ Association
       · 2008-present: Guest reviewer, TESOL Quarterly
       · 2007-present: TESOL Conference vet proposal reviewer
       · 2012-2013: member, TESOL Nominating Committee
       · 2011-2012: TESOL Conference proposal vet for the NNEST, L2 Writing, and Applied Linguistics Interest Sections
       · 2010-2012: Guest reviewer, TESOL Journal
       · 2010: Guest reviewer, Journal of International Migration and Integration
       · 2007-2011: Member, TESOL Book Publication Committee
       · 2007-2008: French translators for all the abstracts of newly published articles in the Journal of L2 Writing
       · 2007: TESOL Conference proposal vet for the Second Language Writing Interest Section
       · 2006-2009: Reviewer for Composition textbooks by Bedford/St. Martin’s (Pearson Education)
       · 2005-2006: Chair, Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Caucus / Interest Section
       · 2005: Web-manager, International Association of World Englishes conference
       · 2005: TESOL Conference proposal vet for the Intensive English Program Interest Section
       · 2002-2005: Web-manager, Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Caucus

Awards, Grants & Recognitions

University of Alberta

       · 2013: International Writing Centers’ Association (IWCA) Research Grant for “Long-term impact of writing centre tutoring”
       · 2011: University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts' Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS) grant for "Writing Centre Philosophy vs. English as a Second Language Student Needs"
       · 2010: Professional Enhancement Fund from the University of Alberta’s Department of English and Film Studies for the International Writing Centers’ Association conference
       · Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012: Graduate Research Assistants funded by the University of Alberta’s Department of English and Film Studies

Ryerson University

       · 2008: Ryerson University, Faculty of Arts SRC (Scholarly, Research, and Creative) Travel Award for “Research Development across TESOL Entities: Actions, Impact, Future Directions,” (invited colloquium speaker), TESOL International Conference
       · 2007: Ryerson University, Faculty of Arts SRC Travel Award for "ESL Students' Attitudes Towards NESTs and NNESTs," TESOL Conference
       · 2007: TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers (NNEST) Issues for "ESL Students' Attitudes Towards NESTs and NNESTs"

Purdue University

       · 2005, 2006: Purdue University, Research Foundation, Summer Grant
       · 2005: TESOL International Research Foundation (TIRF), Doctoral Dissertation Grant
       · 2005: Purdue University’s Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching
       · 2005: Purdue University’s Graduate School E-portfolio Contest Award
       · 2004: Purdue University’s Exemplary Teaching Portfolio, Certificate of Recognition
       · 2004: Purdue University’s Library Fellowship Award, Information and Computer Literacy Integration Program
       · 2004: Purdue University’s Woodman Excellence in Teaching Award
       · 2004: Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts’ Walter J. Johnson Award for a paper on ESL issues