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Gita Dasbender, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty Associate
Department of English

973-761-9388
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Fahy Hall
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Gita Dasbender, Ph.D.

Senior Faculty Associate
Department of English

As writing faculty and Coordinator of Second Language Writing I am deeply interested in the intersection of L1 and L2 writing theory and pedagogy and the role of metacognition in shaping multilingual students’ writerly identities. My research interests and areas of scholarship include threshold concepts in writing studies; metacognition and writing knowledge transfer; writing center pedagogy and practice for multilingual learners; international writing research; and teacher education in global settings. In addition to teaching first-year composition, I teach upper level writing and other writing intensive courses. In 2013 I received a Fulbright Specialist grant to Vietnam where I served as an academic consultant, lecturer, and teacher trainer at two institutions of higher education--The Banking Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi and Ha Nam College of Education in Ha Nam province. I currently also serve as director of the Prestigious Fellowships Program for the Provost’s Office.