Gulbahar Beckett



353 Ross Hall 527 Farm H
Ames IA


(M.Ed., Queen’s University; Ph.D., University of British Columbia), Professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics, focuses on project-based second/foreign language acquisition and socialization; Content-based second/foreign language (a.k.a English as a medium of instruction/learning); Second and minority language policies; Technology integrated teaching and learning; and Academic literacy. She has numerous publications including books, chapters, and articles in such journals as Language Policy; TESOL Quarterly; The Modern Language Journal; The Canadian Modern Language Review; The English Language Teaching Journal; TESL Canada Journal; Journal of Research on Computing in Education; Distance Education; Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education; Journal of Mixed Method Research; and Applied Measurement in Education. Dr. Beckett has also obtained various grants and fellowships totaling over $2 million. Additionally, she has chaired/supervised numerous doctoral dissertations and masters thesis/projects. She is an associate editor of Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education journal (Routledge). Dr. Beckett directs Iowa State University’s Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) as well.