Elizabeth Patton

Beth Patton

Dr. Patton's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Applied Linguistics, English as a Second Language, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • MA, English, with specializations in TESOL and The Teaching of Writing, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
  • BA, English Literature, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Language and Culture
  • Survey of Linguistics for Educators
  • Sociolinguistics

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Applied Linguistics/Linguistics
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English as an International Language (TEIL, EFL)
  • World Englishes
  • English Language Programs

Professional Activities

  • Fulbright Commission, Reviewer to serve at U.N., 2016-present
  • Education Professional Standards Board, Content Reviewer for ESL programs, 2012-present
  • UofL College Educator Preparation Committee, 2005-present
  • CAEP Advising Committee, 2012-16
  • CEHD Policy and Review Committee, 2015-present
  • UofL Fulbright Scholarship Committee, 2005-present
  • Editorial Assistant, 2004-2006, Journal of Second Language Writing

Honors and Awards

  • Paul Weber Award, Departmental Award for excellence in teaching
  • University of Louisville Faculty Favorite, 2011-12, 2015-16
  • Quintilian Award, Excellence in Teaching First Year Composition, 2006-07

Professional Organizations

  • Kentucky Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • North American Christian Foreign Language Association
  • The National Council of the Teachers of English
  • College Composition and Communication

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Silva, T. & Patton, E. (2006). Selected bibliography of recent scholarship in second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 15(1), 69-77.
  • Patton, E. & McGrath, I. (2017, October 17). Connecting the dots: Helping ESL teachers translate theory to practice. Paper presented at Kentucky TESOL, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Patton, E. & Ardasheva, Y. (2012, October 20). Research for the classroom: Language learning instruction. Paper presented at Kentucky TESOL, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Patton, E. & Ardasheva, Y. (2011, November 12). Language learning strategy instruction: What we know and do not know. Paper presented at English Language Learners Conference, Indiana University Southeast.