M’Balia B. Thomas, Assistant Professor of TESOL, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2014. Dr. Thomas holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. As an Applied Linguist, Dr. Thomas investigates the everyday creativity of non-native and non-standard varieties of American English. In addition, she conducts research and writes papers in the area of Harry Potter Studies (highlighting the implications the novels hold for teachers and teacher educators) and in the area of Mindfulness as it relates to Teaching and Learning.
C&T 896 The Internationalized Curriculum
C&T 818 Language, Discourse and Ideology
C&T 817 Contact, Change & American English
C&T 816 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
C&T 491/825 TESOL Practicum / Advanced TESOL Practicum
C&T 331 Instructional Approaches to TESOL in Middle/Secondary
Applied Linguistics, Language Use; Harry Potter Studies and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)