Paul L. Markham

School of Education -
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, The Ohio State University
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 440
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

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.

Dr. Markham specializes in TESOL.

Education

Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, The Ohio State University
M.A., German Language and Literature, University of Washington
B.A., German and French Languages and Literatures, Utah State University

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 [Journal Articles]. 7(2).
Peter, L., Markham, P. L., & Frey, B. (2012). Preparing Teachers for Success with English Language Learners: Challenges and Opportunities for University TESOL Educators [Journal Articles]. 47(4), 302–327.
Markham, P. L. (2009). The Critical Period Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition Revisited: A Critical Analysis [Journal Articles]. Published.
Schon, J., Shaftel, J., & Markham, P. L. (2008). Contemporary issues in the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners [Journal Articles]. 24(2), 163–190.
Markham, P. L., & Gordon, K. (2007). Challenges and instructional approaches impacting the literacy performance of English language learners [Journal Articles]. 10(1–2), 73–81.
Markham, P. L. (2006). [Book Reviews]. 90(2), 424–425.
Markham, P. L. (2006). The critical period hypothesis in the early childhood/elementary foreign language setting (pp. 2–11) [Conference Proceedings].
Markham, P. L. (2005). More on caption use: A response to Stewart and Pertusa [Commentaries]. 38(2), 283.
Markham, P. L. (2004). DVD captioned video and second language reading/listening comprehension (pp. 174–178) [Conference Proceedings].
Markham, P. L., & Peter, L. (2003). The influence of English language and Spanish language captions on foreign language listening/reading comprehension [Journal Articles]. 31(3), 331–341.
Baker, B. D., & Markham, P. L. (2002). State school funding policies and limited English proficient students [Journal Articles]. 26(3), 659–680.
Markham, P. L., Peter, L., & McCarthy, T. (2001). The effects of native language vs. target language captions on foreign language student DVD video comprehension [Journal Articles]. 34(5), 439–445.
Markham, P. L. (2001). The influence of culture-specific background knowledge and captions on second language comprehension [Journal Articles]. 29(4), 331–343.
Markham, P. L. (1999). Captioned videotapes and second language listening word recognition [Journal Articles]. 32(3), 321–327.
Markham, P. L. (1999). Stressors and coping strategies of ESL teachers [Journal Articles]. 26(4), 268–279.
Markham, P. L. (1997). [Book Reviews]. 81(2), 264–265.
Markham, P. L. (1997). [Book Reviews]. 81(2), 265.
Markham, P. L. (1997). [Book Reviews]. 81(2), 265.
Markham, P. L. (1996). [Book Reviews]. 80(1), 104.
Koskinen, P., Knable, J., Markham, P. L., Jensema, C., & Kane, K. (1996). Captioned television and the vocabulary acquisition of adult second language correctional facility residents [Journal Articles]. 24(4), 359–373.
Markham, P. L., Green, S., & Ross, M. (1996). Identification of stressors and coping strategies of ESL/bilingual, special education and regular education teachers [Journal Articles]. 80(2), 141–150.
Markham, P. L. (1994). [Book Reviews]. 78(1), 115–116.
Markham, P. L. (1994). [Book Reviews]. 78(3), 393–394.
Markham, P. L. (1993). Captioned television videotapes: Effects of visual support on second language comprehension [Journal Articles]. 21(3), 183–191.
Markham, P. L. (1992). [Book Reviews]. 76(1), 87–88.
Markham, P. L. (1992). [Book Reviews]. 76(1), 88.
Davis, J., & Markham, P. L. (1991). Student attitudes toward foreign language study at historically and predominantly black institutions [Journal Articles]. 24(3), 227–237.
Markham, P. L. (1990). [Book Reviews]. 74(3), 391–392.
Markham, P. L. (1990). [Book Reviews]. 74(3), 391–392.
Markham, P. L. (1990). [Book Reviews]. 74(3), 392.
Johnson, J. E., & Markham, P. L. (1989). Evaluating secondary school German textbooks: How communicative are they? [Journal Articles]. 22(1), 41–45.
Markham, P. L. (1989). The effects of captioned videotapes on the listening comprehension of beginning, intermediate and advanced ESL students [Journal Articles]. 29(10), 38–41.
Markham, P. L. (1989). The effects of contextual vs. definitional computer-assisted vocabulary instruction on immediate and long-term vocabulary retention of advanced ESL students [Journal Articles]. 9(2), 121–126.
Markham, P. L. (1988). [Book Reviews]. 72(3), 334.
Markham, P. L. (1988). Gender and the perceived expertness of the speaker as factors in ESL listening recall [Journal Articles]. 22(3), 397–406.
Markham, P. L. (1988). The cloze procedure and the intersentential comprehension in German [Journal Articles]. 26(1), 44–51.
Markham, P. L. (1987). Classroom management in the secondary school foreign language class [Journal Articles]. 15(2), 217–220.
Markham, P. L. (1987). Rational deletion cloze processing strategies: ESL and native English [Journal Articles]. 15(3), 303–311.
Markham, P. L., & Latham, M. (1987). The influence of religion specific background knowledge on the listening comprehension of adult ESL students [Journal Articles]. 37(2), 157–170.
Baranick, W., & Markham, P. L. (1986). The attitude of Maryland elementary school principals toward foreign language instruction [Journal Articles]. 19(6), 481–489.
Markham, P. L. (1985). Contrastive analysis and the future of second language education [Journal Articles]. 13(1), 25–29.
Markham, P. L. (1985). Reading comprehension testing in German [Journal Articles]. 18(2), 254–258.
Markham, P. L. (1985). The rational deletion cloze and global comprehension in German. [Journal Articles]. 35(3), 423–430.
Markham, P. L. (1984). What do reading comprehension tests measure? [Journal Articles]. XI, 51–58.

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Selected Presentations

Markham, P. L. (7/7/2015 - 7/7/2015). ESL Teachers as Theory Makers: A Discourse Analysis of Advanced Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Coursework. International Conference on Education & New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN15). Barcelona, Spain
Markham, P. (12/19/2014 - 12/19/2014). Inservice and Preservice Teachers’ Working Knowledge of Second Language Acquisition Theory. Business & Social Science Research Conference. Paris, France
Markham, P. (6/14/2013). Preparation for Educating English Language Learners (ELLs). Future of Education Conference. Florence, Italy
Noriko, M., & Markham, P. L. (6/15/2012). The Effects of Music on Japanese Vocabulary Retention. The Humanities Conference. Montreal, Canada
Markham, P. L. (11/13/2010). Updating and Integrating ESP in L2 Setting. Colorado TESOL 2010. Denver, CO
Markham, P. L. (10/9/2010). The Effects of Chinese Captions on Foreign Language (Mandarin) Comprehension. International Association for Computer Information Systems. Las Vegas, NV
Peter, L., Markham, P. L., & Jorgenson, K. (4/15/2009). Preparing Teachers for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms: Challenges and Opportunities for University TESOL Educators. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA
Markham, P. L. (4/24/2009). Roundtable for ESOL Endorsement Program Directors. KATESOL Annual Conference, Emporia State University. Emporia, KS
Markham, P. L. (4/17/2009). The Effects of Chinese Captions on Foreign Language (Mandarin) Comprehension. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA
Markham, P. L. (3/19/2009). Updating and Integrating the Teaching of English for Specific Purposes. Keynote speaker for the Annual Conference, Language Teaching Theory & Practice, Kun Shan University. Tainan, Taiwan
Markham, P. L. (6/3/2006). DVD Multilingual Captions and Foreign Language Comprehension. Shu-Te University of Technology. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Markham, P. L. (6/2/2006). English for specific purposes: Military English. National Air Force Academy. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Markham, P. L. (6/2/2006). The Critical Period Hypothesis in the Early Childhood/Elementary Foreign Language Setting. 2006 International Conference on Children's Language Development, Shu-Te University of Technology. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Markham, P. L. (2/4/2006). Roundtable for ESOL Endorsement Program Directors. KATESOL Annual Conference, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS
Markham, P. L. (8/9/2005). DVD Captioned Video and Foreign Language Comprehension. Fifth International Conference on Foreign Language Education and Technology. Provo, UT
Markham, P. L. (2/18/2005). Roundtable for ESOL Endorsement Program Directors. KATESOL Annual Conference, Emporia State University. Emporia, KS
Markham, P. L. (11/5/2004). DVD Multilingual Captions and Second Language Listening/Reading Comprehension. Fifth International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media. Berlin, Germany
Markham, P. L. (7/23/2004). DVD Captioned Video and Second Language Reading/Listening Comprehension. International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications. Orlando, FL
Markham, P. L. (3/13/2004). Roundtable for ESOL Endorsement Program Directors. KATESOL Annual Conference, Fort Hays State University. Hays, KS
Markham, P. L., & Baker, B. (2/5/2004). State K-12 Funding Policies for LEP Students. National Association for Bilingual Education. Albuquerque, NM
Markham, P. L. (5/2/2003). DVD Bilingual Captions and Bilingual Comprehension. Fourth Annual International Symposium on Bilingualism. Tempe, AZ
Markham, P. L. (4/5/2003). Roundtable on Revising the KSDE ESOL Endorsement Standards. KATESOL Annual Conference, Fort Hays State University. Hays, KS
Markham, P. L. (12/5/2002). Culture, Captions, and Language Teaching/Learning. Keynote speaker for the Symposium on Combining Multiculturalism with English Language Teaching in Vocational Universities and Senior High Schools, Southern Taiwan University of Technology. Tainan, Taiwan
Markham, P. L. (11/1/2002). DVD Bilingual Captions and Second Language Comprehension. National Association for Multicultural Education. Arlington, VA
Markham, P. L. (3/23/2002). DVD Bilingual Captions and Second Language Comprehension. National Association for Bilingual Education. Philadelphia, PA
Markham, P. L. (12/6/2001 - 12/7/2001). Augmentating Approaches to Teaching the Receptive Skills to Adult Foreign Language Learners in an Intensive Program Setting. Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center. Monterey, CA
Markham, P. L. (2/7/2000 - 2/8/2000). Recent Trends in Foreign Language Learning: Closed-Captioned Video and DVD Technology. II Simposio Costa Rica Desarrollo Humano y Sostenibilidad: Retos y Perspectivas para el Siglo XXI. The Second University of Costa Rica Symposium. San Jose, Costa Rica
Markham, P. L. (4/21/1999). The Effects of Captioned Video on ESL Student Listening Comprehension. American Educational Research Association. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Markham, P. L. (4/16/1998). Stressors and Coping Strategies of ESL Teachers. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA
Markham, P. L., Green, S., & Ross, M. (4/9/1996). Stressors and Coping Strategies of ESL/Bilingual Teachers, Special Education, and Regular Education Teachers. American Educational Research Association. New York, NY
Markham, P. L. (3/4/1995). Revising the ESL Endorsement Guidelines. KATESOL Annual Conference. Topeka, KS
Koskinen, P., Knable, J., & Markham, P. L. (11/30/1994). Captioned Television and the Incidental Learning of Word Meanings by Adults Who Speak English as a Second Language. National Reading Conference. San Diego, CA
Markham, P. L. (4/7/1994). Closed-Captioned Video: Effects of Visual Support on Second Language Comprehension. American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA
Markham, P. L. (3/18/1994). Closed-Captioned Video: Effects of Visual Support on ESL Comprehension. Ling Tung College. Taichung, Taiwan
Markham, P. L. (4/12/1991). Assessment of LEP Language Skills. KATESOL Annual Conference. Wichita, KS
Markham, P. L. (4/4/1991). Effects of Captioned Television on ESL Student Listening Comprehension. American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL
Markham, P. L. (3/26/1991). Closed-Captioned Video and ESL Listening Comprehension. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. New York, NY
Markham, P. L. (3/31/1989). Sex and the Perceived Expertness of the Speaker in ESL Listening Comprehension. American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA
Markham, P. L. (4/8/1988). Effects of Contextual vs. Definitional Computer Assisted Vocabulary Instruction. American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA
Markham, P. L. (3/11/1988). The Influence of Prior Knowledge on ESL Listening Comprehension. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Chicago, IL
Markham, P. L., & Baranick, W. A. (11/23/1986). Administrator Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Education. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Dallas, TX
Markham, P. L. (10/4/1985). Reading Comprehension in ESOL. Washington Area TESOL Association. College Park, MD
Markham, P. L. (4/26/1985). Cloze Comprehension Testing in the Second Language Context. Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. New York, NY
Markham, P. L. (10/5/1984). Reading Comprehension in the Foreign Language Context. Pennsylvania Modern Language Teachers Association. Pittsburgh, PA
Markham, P. L. (4/26/1984 - 4/28/1984). What Do Reading Comprehension Tests Communicate?. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Chicago, IL
Markham, P. L. (4/12/1984 - 4/15/1984). What Do Tests of Reading Comprehension Measure?. Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. New York, NY

Selected Grants

TELK-Topeka: Teaching English Learners in Kansas. USDE and KU SOE. $1583351.00. (10/1/2011 - 9/30/2016). Federal. Status: Funded. Program Instructor and Consultant
Kansas Teachers of English Language Learners (Kan*Tell): SW Kansas TESOL Distance Learning. United States Department of Education (USDE). $1500000.00. (10/1/2007 - 9/30/2012). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Co-Director
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $500.00. (1/5/2009 - 5/22/2009). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Faculty Mentor.
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $500.00. (1/7/2008 - 5/21/2008). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Faculty Mentor
Research and Innovation in Collaborative Online Education (RICOE). University of Kansas and the University of Costa Rica. $10000.00. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Role: Co-Director.
Topeka Teachers, Today and Tomorrow. United States Department of Education (USDE). $1493650.00. (10/1/2002 - 9/30/2007). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Advisory Council.
Preparation of Minority Leadership Personnel: Special Education Doctoral Training Program – Validated Interventions with Culturally-Linguistically Diverse Students with Mild Disabilities. United States Department of Education (USDE). $799999.00. (9/1/2003 - 8/31/2007). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Co-Director.
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $500.00. (1/9/2007 - 5/23/2007). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Faculty Mentor
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). USDE. $708369.00. (8/1/2001 - 7/31/2006). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Advisory Board Member
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $500.00. (1/8/2006 - 5/22/2006). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Faculty Mentor.
Kansas State Department of Education: Comprehensive School Reform Grant. Cordley Elementary School, Lawrence, KS. Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). $50000.00. (9/1/2005). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Consultant. Funding amount an estimate based on discontinuation of funding.
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $1000.00. (8/16/2004 - 8/15/2005). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Faculty Mentor.
Meeting the Needs of K-12 Limited English Proficient Students in Northeast Kansas. United States Department of Education (USDE). $287590.00. (10/1/2001 - 9/30/2004). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Director.
Bilingual Education Career Ladder Program. United States Department of Education (USDE). $1025387.00. (7/1/1999 - 6/30/2004). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Technical Advisor
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $1000.00. (8/15/2001 - 8/14/2002). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Faculty Mentor.
Improving Dual Language Instruction for K-12 Limited English Proficient Students in Northeast Kansas. United States Department of Education (USDE). $255563.00. (8/16/1998 - 8/15/2001). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Director.
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $1000.00. (8/14/2000 - 8/13/2001). Federal. Status: Funded
Providing ESL Teacher Training in Northeast Kansas. United States Department of Education (USDE). $200554.00. (9/1/1995 - 8/31/2000). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Director.
Improving Dual Language Instruction for K-12 Limited English Proficient Students in Northeast Kansas. United States Department of Education (USDE). $150324.00. (9/1/1997 - 8/31/1999). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Director
Junior Faculty Development Program. American Council for International Education (ACIE). $1000.00. (8/21/1998 - 8/20/1999). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded. Role: Faculty Mentor.
Providing ESL Teacher Training in Northeast Kansas. United States Department of Education (USDE). $60152.00. (8/1/1997 - 7/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Director.
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant. United States Department of Education (USDE). $33000.00. (8/31/1994). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Assistant to Director: wrote two substantial portions of grant.
Meeting the Needs of K-12 State of Kansas ESL Students through Improved Teacher Training. United States Department of Education (USDE). $132497.00. (8/16/1992 - 8/15/1993). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Director.
Center for Educational Research and Development. CERD. $5000.00. (5/15/1987 - 4/30/1988). Other University. Status: Funded. Role: Research Associate.
Center for Educational Research and Development. CERD. $5000.00. (5/15/1986 - 4/30/1987). Other University. Status: Funded. Role: Research Associate.

Selected Awards & Honors

Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship Award
University of Kansas
2010
Faculty Recipient of Teaching Excellence Award
2001
Archie and Nancy Dykes Award for Excellence in Teaching
1998
University Fellowship
The Ohio State University
1981

Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
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3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award
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