Peter G. Parker

Assistant Professor of TESOL, Language and Literacy
Coordinator – English Language Immersion Programs

BA, University of New Haven; MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Office:  Mary Lyon Hall, 026A
Phone: (603) 535-2484

Spring office hours:
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am – 12:00pm
or by appointment

About Professor Parker

Peter Parker holds an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Language and Literacy. Peter has a wide variety of experiences working with second language learners and has been involved in teacher-training programs and curriculum development for various government agencies in Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

Peter’s research focuses on issues related to second language reading and writing, early reading comprehension processes, home and school literacy practices, and program evaluation.

Representative Papers:

UAE National K-12 Curriculum Standards for English: Evaluation Report, Dubai Ministry of Education, 2014.

University Learning Outcomes Matrix: Indicators and Criteria for Language Assessment, Dubai:  Zayed University Report, 2010 (co-authored with Kate O’Neil et al.).

Representative Conference Papers:

Family Literacy Practices in the UAE, IAFOR International Conference on Education, Dubai, March 2015 (co-presented with Mary Curry and Khulood Al Falasi).

Courses Taught:

IS 1115           Tackling A Wicked Problem
ED 3350         Classroom Planning, Management & Organization for Middle School & Secondary Educators
ED 5000         Social Behavior in a Diverse Society
EI 1024          College Skills for International Students
CLDI 2100    Writing Systems of the World
CLDI 2550     Cross-Cultural Communication