Johnnie Johnson  Hafernik

Johnnie Johnson Hafernik, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professer, Professor Emerita

Johnnie Johnson Hafernik is professor emeritus in the Department of Rhetoric and Language, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco. Professor Hafernik has over 40 years of experience in international higher education as an instructor, curriculum developer, administrator, and researcher. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses at all levels; undergraduate courses in linguistics, sociolinguistics, communication across cultures, and composition; and graduate courses in TESL MA programs in the U.S. and China. She received her BA in English from Texas State University, her MA in linguistics from Michigan State University, and her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Francisco.
She is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and has numerous publications, including three co-authored books. Her most recent book, co-authored with Fredel M. Wiant, is Integrating Multilingual Students into College Classrooms: Practical Advice for Faculty (Multilingual Press, 2012). Her research interests include second language pedagogy, sociolinguistics, EAP curriculum development and evaluation, program administration, and social justice and ethical issues in higher education, specifically issues regarding multilingual and ESL students.


Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of San Francisco

Research Areas

Second language pedagogy; sociolinguistics; EAP curriculum development and evaluation; program administration; social justice and ethical issues in higher education.

Courses Offered
  • Discourse, Pragmatics, and Language Teaching
Hafernik, J. J. & Wiant, F. M. (2012). Integrating Multilingual Students into College Classrooms: Practical Advice for Faculty. Multilingual Press.
Hafernik, J. J. & Messerschmitt, D. (2009). Dilemmas in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: 40 Cases. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Hafernik, J. J., Messerschmitt, D. & Vandrick, S. (2002). Ethical issues for ESL faculty: Social Justice in Practice. Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum.