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About Gail Shuck

Dr. Gail Shuck joined the Boise State English faculty in 2001, specializing in English as a Second Language. She earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona with a dissertation entitled "Imagining the Native Speaker: The Poetics of Complaint in University Student Discourse". Dr. Shuck teaches first-year ESL writing and applied linguistics for ESL teachers, and works to coordinate efforts around the university to improve English instruction for the ever-increasing multilingual student population, and to raise awareness among faculty and staff of second language acquisition processes. She is an active presenter at conferences and workshops at both the regional and national levels. Her research interests include discourse analysis, second language writing, and ideologies of language.


Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of English
Present Coordinator of English Language Support Program, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Winner: Best Article in WPA: Writing Program Administration, 2005-2006
  • College of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Service, 2005


  • Academic English Writing for Speakers of Other Languages, Levels II and III (English 122 and 123)
  • Applied Linguistics in Teaching English as a Second Language (Linguistics 407/407G)
  • Special Topics: The Politics of Language (LING/GNDR 497)
  • Selected Topics in Rhetoric and Composition: Issues in Second Language Writing (English 583)

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Articles (6)

Contributions to Books (2)

Presentations (2)

Student Mentored Work (1)