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Warren Merkel

Warren Merkel, PhD

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R 4220 | KG IV



I received my PhD in Foreign Language and ESL Education from the University of Iowa in 2018, my MA in TESOL from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 2008, and my BA in German from Miami University in 1996. I have taught in the US, Germany, Norway, South Korea, and Japan.


My teaching and research interests include several areas of writing, including short non-fiction writing, academic writing, second language writing, intercultural rhetoric, writing center studies, and plagiarism; multicultural education; family language policy; and content and language integrated learning (CLIL).


  • Merkel, W. (2021). Simple, Yet Complex: Pre-Service Teachers' Conceptions of Plagiarism at a Norwegian University. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1-13.
  • Merkel, W. (2021). Collage of Confusion: An Analysis of One University's Multiple Plagiarism Policies. System, 96, 1-11.
  • Merkel, W. (2020). A Case Study of Undergraduate L2 Writers' Concerns with Source‐based Writing and Plagiarism. TESOL Journal, 11(3), 1-16.
  • Merkel, W. (2020). "What I Mean Is...": The Role of Dialogic Interactions in Developing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. Journal of Second Language Writing, 48, 1-12.
  • Merkel, W. (2020). "Make the Appointments Obligatory": The Cultural and Institutional Challenges of Establishing a University Writing Center in Norway. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology, 8(2), 49-67.
  • Merkel, W. (2018). Role Reversals: A Case Study of Dialogic Interactions and Feedback on L2 Writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 39, 16-28.
  • Merkel, W. (2016). The Potential of Crossword Puzzles in Aiding English Language Learners. TESOL Journal, 7(4), 898-920.
  • Merkel, W., Brockbank, W., & Wesely, P. M. (2016). Paying Them a Visit: Conducting Home Visits with English Learners and Their Families. In The Conference Proceedings of MIDTESOL 2015 (80-90).



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