Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
Campus Box 4037
Building Visser Hall
Dr. Cathryn Crosby is an Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. She also coordinates the MA, certification and endorsement Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program at Emporia State.
The courses she currently teaches in the program are Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics for Language Teachers, Methods for Language Teaching, and Practicum in TESOL.
Cathryn Crosby earned a PhD in Second and Foreign Language Education from The Ohio State University. She holds an MA-Ed degree in TESOL from the University of Toledo and a BA in English from Purdue University. She has taught ESL at Intensive English Programs (IEPs) at Valparaiso University (IN) and the University of Delaware. She has also worked with teachers in Columbus and Cincinnati Public Schools (OH); Philadelphia City Schools, and New York City Public Schools.
In addition to teaching ESL and TESOL in the States, she taught for two years at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei, China, at Pusan National University in Pusan and in Seoul, South Korea, and for a year with the Fulbright as a ninth grade English and German teacher at St. Pauli Wirtschaftschaftsgymnasium in Hamburg, Germany.
Dr. Crosby has taught face-to-face as well as online courses. Her research interests, influenced by her teaching career, are Second Language Writing (SLW), U.S.-Educated Multilingual/Multicultural Writers, English learners (ELs), Academic Literacies, Service-Learning/Community Engagement, Teacher Education, and Mixed Methods Research.