Stephanie Vandrick teaches in the ESL Program in the Department
of Rhetoric and Language. Professor Vandrick received a double M.A.
in English Literature and TESOL from Michigan State University in
1974, and has been teaching at USF since that time. She specializes
in second language reading and writing classes. She has also taught
women's literature classes in the English Department, as
well as Freshman Seminars and other classes in women's
studies. She is a frequent presenter at various TESOL, applied
linguistics, and second language education conferences. As part of
her interest in literature, she writes a blog on books and reading.
She was a recipient of the Frank Beach College Service Award in
Her publications include three books: Interrogating
privilege: Reflections of a Second Language Educator
(University of Michigan Press, 2009); Writing for Scholarly
Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education (Erlbaum,
2003) (co-edited with Christine Pearson Casanave); and Ethical
Issues for ESL Faculty: Social Justice in Practice (Erlbaum,
2002) (co-authored with Johnnie Johnson Hafernik and Dorothy S.
Messerschmitt), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.
Former Department Chair
Former Women's Studies Program coordinator
Former Director of Dual Degree in Teaching Program
Critical and feminist pedagogy
Identity issues and ESL
Role of social class in second language education
Use of personal narrative in second language education research
Use of literature in ESL classes