Paul L. Markham

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 440
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

Paul Markham completed his doctorate at The Ohio State University in 1984.

He had taught foreign languages and ESL prior to that time in Idaho and Utah.

Dr. Markham came to the University of Kansas in 1990. Since that time, the program course offerings and the number of ESOL endorsement recipients have increased substantially over the years. His primary research interests have focused on listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and teacher education in the second language.

Selected Publications

Markham, P. (2016). ESL Teachers as Theory Makers: A Discourse Analysis of Student Assignments in a Second Language Acquisition Course. Journal of Language Teaching Research 7(2).

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1984
  • M.A., German Language and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1977
  • B.A., German and French Languages and Literatures, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1976



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