Dr. Gulbahar Beckett, Director of the Intensive English and Orientation Program, is also Professor of Applied Linguistics (PhD ALT, MA TESL/AL). She earned her PhD degree in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1999. Dr. Beckett’s areas of expertise include: Content-based second/foreign language research, teaching, and learning; Project-based second language research, teaching, and learning; Second language socialization research and theory; Second and minority language policy; Immigrant and indigenous students’ educational achievement and cultural sustainability; and Technology integrated teaching and learning.
Dr. Beckett is a recipient of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Post-doctoral Fellowship and several grants. She has published three books, a Research Monograph, a dictionary, 11 book chapters, and over 30 articles in such journals such as: TESOL Quarterly; Modern Language Journal; The Canadian Modern Language Review; TESL Canada Journal; English Language Teaching Journal; The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication; Journal of Research on Computing in Education; Journal of Mixed Method Research; Canadian and International Education; Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education; The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education; Applied Measurement in Education; Convergence; Clinical Nursing Research; Distance Education; and Language Policy.
Dr. Beckett’s work has been cited over 680 times. She has also delivered over 90 presentations at conferences that include AAAL, TESOL, AERA, and CALICO. Dr. Beckett has taught in Canada, China, and in the United States. She is an Associate Editor of Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal as well.