Curt Porter

Associate Professor of English

Director of MA in Literature and Composition

Office: 316 Leonard Hall


PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Academic Interests

Language Pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Theory, Educational Philosophy


My teaching and research are aimed at developing connections between language, bodies, and movement in a variety of educational contexts. I believe that language and learning are activities that always include the creative use of bodies and space and it is important for educators to understand how these can act as sites of relevant educational, social, and cultural action.

Course Specialties

ENGL 202: Research Writing for Multilingual Writers
ENGL 644: ESOL Teaching Methodology, Materials, and Instructional Technology
ENGL 723/823: Second Language Teaching
ENGL 725/825: Second Language Literacies
ENGL 749: Advanced TESOL Research Seminar
ENGL 754/854: World Englishes in Composition & Applied Linguistics