Dawn Bikowski is the Director of the ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University. In addition to being a program director, she teaches Linguistics graduate coursework in pedagogical grammar and second language reading and writing. She has taught a variety of levels of English internationally and is heavily involved in ESL/EFL teacher training. International conferences and workshops, curriculum development projects, and program assessments have taken her to several countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. With a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Technology and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, she engages in a number of materials writing projects using multimedia and online teaching.  

Prior to earning her MA, Bikowski served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador for two years, working on community health and English language education. She co-facilitates, with Dr. Talinn Phillips, a faculty learning community at Ohio University titled "Teaching with a Global Perspective: Practical Strategies from Course Design to Assessment." Their Routledge-published book by the same name was a result of several years of leading faculty development workshops with educators from a variety of disciplines.
PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, Ohio University, 2008
MA in Applied Linguistics, Ohio University, 2001
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Second language writing
English for Specific/Academic Purposes
Intercultural communication
Educational technology
Global learning
Personal Interests
When I'm not researching or writing about education-related topics, I'm usually traveling the world. Being outdoors is my passion--hiking, kayaking, diving, eating new food, and making new friends.