EILEEN BOSWELL

eileenboswell@huskers.unl.edu Ph.D. Program Language, Literacy, and Culture

Brief Biography

Eileen began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa from 1998-2001. She earned her master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Iowa in 2005. As a Teaching Assistant there, she specialized in teaching American dialects and applied phonetics to undergraduates. She later taught English syntax to graduate students seeking their master's degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at American University in Washington, DC, and served as Technical Coordinator for Professional Development and Training at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies Eileen taught in the International Professional Development program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, as well as teaching Medical English courses at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 2016 Eileen earned her Competent Communicator certification from Toastmasters International. Her Gallup Strengths are Strategic, Responsibility, Intellection, Deliberative, Learner.


Research Interests

educational linguistics, social and cultural foundations of education, leadership development


Publications & Conference Presentations

Presentations:

Leveraging Your Leadership Capital: An Intentional Networking Exercise      
Presentation to the 33rd Annual Women in Educational Leadership Conference - Fall 2019 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 

Leadership is a Disposition (Not a Position) 
Presentation to the 32nd Annual Women in Educational Leadership Conference - Fall 2018
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 

Learning from Alums: Design Implications of Graduates’ Feedback  
Tallahassee, Florida - June 2018
Learning exchange presented to the National Convening of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate
(Co-authored as Hamann, E., Boswell, E., and Trainin, G.) 

Reorganizing the Academic Word List to Teach Pronunciation
University of Nebraska-Omaha - February 2018
Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching, sponsored by the Master of Arts in Language Teaching (MALT) program

“Revenge of the Schwa”: A Metaphor for Teaching English Word Stress in Academic Vocabulary
Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China - October 2017
Presentation to the Annual Conference of Asia ESP [English for Specific Purposes]

Teaching L2 Pronunciation
University of Nebraska—Omaha - March 2017
Phonetics & Phonology in the ESOL [English for Speakers of Other Languages] Classroom                                                               
Intensive Language at University of Nebraska—Omaha (ILUNO) Teachers’ Roundtable - August 2016

           

Publications:

Hamann, E.T. and Boswell, E. (in revision) ‘Iron Sharpening Iron’: Student Motivation Inside and Outside an Education Doctorate (EdD) Cohort.

Boswell, E. (forthcoming from Springer). “Revenge of the Schwa”: A Metaphor for Teaching English Word Stress in Academic Vocabulary. Proceedings from the 2017 Conference of Asia ESP [English for Specific Purposes]. Beijing Foreign Studies University. Beijing, China.* 

Boswell, E. (2018) “Vowel Walk” unit. In J. Vorholt (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Speaking (Second ed.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Boswell, E. (2018). “Confronting Challenging Sentences: Station Rotation & Panel of Experts” unit. In J. Vorholt (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Speaking (Second ed.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL. 

Boswell, E. (2018). “Quote of the Day” unit. In J. Vorholt (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Speaking (Second ed.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.