Lan Wang-Hiles, Ph.D.

Dr. Lan Wang-Hiles earned her Ph.D. in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
specializing in Composition and TESOL. She earned her MA in Applied Linguistics and ESL
from Georgia State University. She also received two BAs in China: one is English from Hebei
University; the other is Law from China University of Political Science and Law.

At West Virginia State University, she directed the English as a Second language (ESL) Program for
six and a half years. Courses she frequently teaches include Research Writing, College
Composition, Writing for Business and Other Professions, Linguistics (different levels), Theory
and Practice of Tutoring Writing, and Practical English Grammar and Usage.

Her research interests include L2 writing, writing center theory and tutoring practice,
multilingualism, and non-native English-speaking teacher identity. Her research has been
published as peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in these fields. Being an active
scholar, she presents annually at international, national, and regional conferences such as
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Symposium on Second
Language Writing (SSLW), International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), International
TESOL Convention, West Virginia TESOL (WV TESOL), and New York State (NYS) TESOL.
Currently, she is the Chair of the Non-Native English-Speaking Writing Instructors (NNESWIs)
Standing Group for CCCC, the Newsletter Editor of the Program Administration Interest Section
(PAIS) for International TESOL Association, and a Higher Education Representative of West
Virginia TESOL Board.

Click here to see a list of recent publications.
Lan Wang-Hiles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tuesday: 12:30 - 2:30
Wednesday: 3:00 - 4:00
Thursday: 12:30 - 2:30
and other hours by appointment 
202 Hill Hall
Phone: (304) 766-3055
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