Positions

Overview

  • Christina Ortmeier-Hooper (Ph.D., University of New Hampshire) is an associate professor of English and director of composition. She began her teaching career as an English language arts and ESL teacher in the public schools, and her research areas continued to reflect her investment in school-university collaborations, writing teacher education, and immigrant adolescent literacy. At UNH, Ortmeier-Hooper teaches in the undergraduate writing program (first-year writing, introduction to creative non-fiction) and in the English graduate program. At the graduate level, she has taught courses in research methods in composition, second language (L2) writing, literacy and identity, sheltered instruction, the teaching of writing, and composition theory. She also serves on the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing and is the founding chair of the TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section. Ortmeier-Hooper has edited three collections on second language writing, including Reinventing Identities in Second Language Writing (NCTE Press, 2010 with Michelle Cox, Jay Jordan, and Gwen Gray Schwartz) and The Politics of Second Language Writing: The Search for a Promised Land (Parlor Press, 2006 with co-editors Paul Kei Matsuda and Xiaoye You). Her work has also been published in English Journal, TESOL Journal, the Journal of Second Language Writing, and College Composition and Communication. Her most recent book, The ELL Writer:  Moving Beyond Basics in the Secondary Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2013) is a research-based book that offers insights into the writing experiences of adolescent second-language students in US schools.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2011 Mapping new territory: Toward an understanding of adolescent L2 writers and writing in US contextsJournal of Second Language Writing.  20:167-181. 2011
    2009 Teaching Writing for the "Real World": Community and Workplace WritingEnglish Journal.  98:72-80. 2009
    2009 Teaching Writing for the "Real World": Community and Workplace WritingEnglish Journal.  98:72-80. 2009
    2008 "English May Be My Second Language, but I'm Not 'ESL'"College Composition and Communication.  59:389`-419. 2008
    2008 "English May Be My Second Language, but I'm Not 'ESL'"College Composition and Communication.  59:389`-419. 2008
    2000 Project Homeland: Crossing Cultural Boundaries in the ESL ClassroomTESOL Journal.  9:10-17. 2000

    Book

    Year Title
    2017 Writing across Culture and Language: Inclusive Strategies for Working with ELL Writers in the ELA Classroom 2017
    2017 Writing across Culture and Language: Inclusive Strategies for Working with ELL Writers in the ELA Classroom 2017
    2016 Linguistically Diverse Immigrant and Resident Writers: Transitions from High School to College.  Ed. Ortmeier, Christina.  2016
    2013 The ELL Writer Moving Beyond Basics in the Secondary Classroom 2013
    2010 Reinventing Identities in Second Language Writing 2010
    2006 The Politics of Second Language Writing In Search of the Promised Land 2006

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2017 Internationalization and the place of resident ML students: Identifying points of leverage and advocacy..  Ed. Ortmeier, Christina.  229`-236. 2017
    2017 Paying attention to resident multilingual students..  1`-17. 2017
    2013 The Case of a Refugee L2 Writer in a High School English Language Arts Classroom.  9-26. 2013
    2013 The Case of a Refugee L2 Writer in a High School English Language Arts Classroom.  9-26. 2013

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    Designing Dialogues on writing and college readiness across educational institutions

    Teaching Activities

  • History of Composition Taught course 2019
  • Intro to Creative Nonfiction Taught course 2019
  • Spc Top/In Comp & Lit Taught course 2018
  • TESL: Theory and Methods Taught course 2018
  • TESL: Theory and Methods Taught course 2018
  • Issues Second Language Writing Taught course 2018
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2017
  • Research Method in Composition Taught course 2017
  • History of Composition Taught course 2017
  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2016
  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2016
  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2015
  • Issues Second Language Writing Taught course 2015
  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2014
  • Intro to Creative Nonfiction Taught course 2014
  • Spc Top/Composition & Rhetoric Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A.T. Secondary Education, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. English, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Christina Ortmeier