Betst Gilliland

Dr. Elizabeth Gilliland

PhD, Second Language Studies

Role in Program:

Instructor of SLS Courses and EDCS/SLS 644 Instructor

Professional Experience Relevant to Program:

Associate Professor, Second Language Studies Department, CALL, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Specializes in multilingual adolescents’ academic language and writing development.
  • Research analyzes the ways that teachers’ oral response to high school students’ writing is reflected in the students’ understandings of academic language and subsequent written texts.
  • Examines state and federal education policy on curriculum and teacher preparation around secondary school second language writing.