Heather Sturman

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Position Title
English Language Learner Specialist

Writing Support Center

2248 Dutton Hall

I have extensive experience teaching college composition with a focus on grammar. Prior to working at the AATC, I taught ESL and introductory linguistics classes in the Linguistics Department at UC Davis. I also taught in the International English and Professional Program at UC Davis Extension.  In my capacity as an English Language Learner specialist, I am available to work with students in one-on-one appointments and in the writing studio, deliver writing workshops in classes, and present on AATC services. I regularly teach Grammar Support for Academic Writing, STEP writing courses, and tutor training; also, I am co-author of the Aggie Grammar Guide.

Degrees earned:

B.S. Anthropology, UC Riverside, 2006

M.A. Linguistics, UC Davis, 2009

PhD Linguistics, UC Davis 2012


Sturman, H. (2012) Immigrant Socialization: Literacy Development among Girls in a US High School (Doctoral Dissertation)  http://linguistics.ucdavis.edu/graduate/graduate-programs/ph-d-program/doctoral-dissertations

Sturman, H. (2012/2013). Promoting Student Engagement During Integrative Lessons: A Model Classroom. CATESOL Journal, 24(1), 272-286. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=92023440&site=ehost-live

Sturman, H. (2018). Best Practices to Support Generation 1.5 Student Writers. The Learning Assistance Review, 23(2), 71-86.