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Angela Dadak

International Student Coordinator Department of Literature

As the International Student Coordinator for the Department of Literature, Angela Dadak works mainly in both the College Writing Program and the Writing Center. In the CWP she primarily works with students adjusting to US academic work and with the CWP faculty who have multilingual students in their classes. Her courses include College Writing, College Writing Seminar, and The Culture of US Higher Education (a course for new international undergraduates). In the Writing Center, her main roles are training, advising, and developing materials. She also regularly takes part in initiatives related to multilingual students on campus.


MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA, Russian Area Studies, Dartmouth College

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CAS - Literature
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(202) 885-2915 (Office)

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See Also
Core Academic Support Team for International Students
College Writing Program
Department of Literature

Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Presentations

“Writing for International Publication: Creating A Workshop Series for Indonesian Scholars.” English Language Fellow and Counterpart Orientation, Regional English Language Office, US Department of State. Kuta, Bail, Indonesia. September 18-20, 2015. “Navigating the Local and the Global in Writing Assessment.” Invited Plenary Speaker at 62nd International Conference of the Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN) Teaching and Assessing L2 Learners in the 21st Century. Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.  September 15, 2015.

“Putting the “E” in Agency: Multilingual Students in Online Writing Courses.” (part of round table “Teaching for Agency: The Risks and Rewards for Multilingual Writers” with Gail Shuck, Emily Simnitt, Michelle Cox, and Shawna Shapiro). Conference on Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, March 20, 2015.  “Exploring Student Attitudes and Understandings of Linguistic Identity Labels” with Todd Ruecker and Gail Shuck. American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR, March 23, 2014. “The Eurovision Song Contest and Ideologies of World English.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Washington, DC. March 29, 2013. “Classroom Writing Instructors and a Language and Literacy Background Survey: Translingual Pedagogy by the Numbers.” (part of panel “The Language and Literacy Diversity Project: Using Linguistic Survey Data to Inform Writing Pedagogy, Writing Research, and Writing Program Assessment” with Jonathan Hall, Michelle Cox, and Steve Simpson). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, March 15, 2013. “'Fighting for a Voice': Multilingual Writing in College Composition.’” (part of panel “Position Statements as a Forgotten Dream: Designing Composition Pedagogy that Connects with Multilingual Writers” with Kevin Eric DePew and Kacie Kaiser). National Council of Teachers of English. Las Vegas, NV,  November 18, 2012.  “Academic & English Support for International Students” with Jawee Perla and Shari Pattillo. NAFSA Region VIII Conference. Alexandria, VA. November 16, 2012. “Confronting Attitudes toward Rhetorical Aptitude and Multilingual Writers.” Emergence(s): A Rhetoric Symposium. Norfolk, VA, July 12, 2011.    “Still in Doubt: Perspectives from Second Language Writing that Clarify and Complicate the Issues” (part of panel “Beyond Navel-Gazing: Critiquing the Personal Narrative in the US University First Year Composition Classroom” with Stina Oakes, David Johnson, and Heather McDonald). Writing Research Across Borders II, Fairfax, VA, February 20, 2011. “’Surpassing the Limited Dimension of Monolingualism’: Creating Multilingual Opportunities in US Composition Courses.” Writing Education Across Borders, State College PA, September 30, 2011.  “Rethinking Programs and Revising Curricula to Renew Linguistically Mixed Writing Communities” (part of the panel “Global Literacies in Local Classrooms: Building Community among Monolingual and Multilingual Writers” with Andrea Feldman, Gail Shuck, and Deidre Vinyard). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville KY. March 19, 2010.


Selected Publications

“Navigating the Global and the Local in Writing Assessment.” In Fuad Abdul Hamied, Idia Bagus Putra Yadnya, and I Gusti Ayu Gde Sosiowati (eds.)  Developing Indigenous Models of English Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 161-170). Denpasar, Indonesia: Udayana University Press. "No ESL Allowed: A Case Exploring University and College Writing Program Practices." (2004).  In P.K. Matsuda, C. Ortmeier-Hooper, & X. You (Eds.), The Politics of Second Language Writing: In Search of the Promised Land (pp. 94-108). W. Layfayette, IN: Parlor Press.