Dr. John Battenburg
TESL Certificate Program Director
Linguistics Minor Advisor
Office: Bldg. 47-35D
E-mail: John Battenburg
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 Head of the English Department 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 been US AID Consultant in Costa Rica and US State Department Academic Specialist in Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Austria.
He has published English Monolingual Learners' Dictionaries: A User-Oriented Study and in journals such as Language Problems and Language Planning, World Englishes, English Today, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, International Educator, and Inside Higher Ed.