Biography

Kendon teaches rhetoric to nursing students at the Sacramento Campus part time. He also teaches writing full time at UC Davis, and teaches second-language acquisition theories and pedagogies classes part time at Sac State. His primary research interests are second-language writing and writing across the curriculum (WAC).

Appointments
Writing Across the Curriculum Consultant, University Writing Program, UC Davis (newly appointed)
Assistant Director of Entry Level Writing, University Writing Program, UC Davis (2018-present)
Education
Ph.D. in Education (with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Writing, & Composition Studies)
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
BA in Linguistics
Selected Publications

Ferris, D. R. & Kurzer, K. (in print). Does error feedback help L2 writers? Latest evidence on the efficacy of written corrective feedback. In K. Hyland and F. Hyland (Eds.) Feedback in second language writing: Contexts and issues (2nd Ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Kurzer, K. (2019). Dynamic written corrective feedback in a community college ESL writing class setting. In S. M. Anwaruddin (Ed.) Knowledge mobilization in TESOL: Connecting research and practice (pp. 59-75). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Kurzer, K. (2018). Student perceptions of dynamic written corrective feedback in developmental multilingual writing classes. Journal of Response to Writing, 4(2), 34-68.

Kurzer, K. (2018). Dynamic written corrective feedback in developmental ESL writing classes. TESOL Quarterly, 52(1), 5-33. doi: 10.1002/tesq.366

Ferris, D. R., Evans, K., & Kurzer, K. (2017). Placement of multilingual writers: Is there a role for directed self-placement? Assessing Writing, 32, 1-11.

Awards & Distinctions

Council of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization Merit Award, $100, for the presentations Writing in Economics: A Proposed Framework for Exploring Writing in a Particular Discipline, and Multilingual Writers in Economics Courses.

Mentoring Environment Grant (MEG): Primary author while a graduate student (along with Drs. Norman Evans and Neil Anderson) for a MEG totaling $17,515. Proposal entitled “Writing Fellows: Mentoring ESL Students.”