Dr. John Battenburg

John Battenburg


TESL Certificate Program Director
Linguistics Minor Advisor


Office:  Bldg. 47-35D
Phone:  805-756-2143
E-mail: John Battenburg

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Ph.D. English Linguistics and Early American Literature, Purdue University, 1989
M.A.  Linguistics and TESL, Ohio University, 1984
B.A.  English and French, Andrews University, 1982

Teaching and Research Interests

General and Applied Linguistics
17thto 19th Century American Literature

John Battenburg has served as English Department Head at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE and Director of International Education and Programs at Cal Poly.  Along with having received three Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research in Morocco and Tunisia, he has also served as U.S. AID Consultant in Costa Rica and U.S. State Department Academic Specialist in Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Austria. 

He has published English Monolingual Learners' Dictionaries:  A User-Oriented Study (Niemeyer) and in journals including Language Problems and Language Planning, World Englishes, English Today, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, International Educator, and Journal of Computing in Higher Education.

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