Sarah Huffman

 

 

 

 

Assistant Director, Center for Communication Excellence, Graduate College

1137 Pearson Hall 
shuffman@iastate.edu
(515) 294-0175 (Phone)
 

 

DEGREES

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University
Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Genre and discourse analysis; academic writing instruction; systemic functional linguistic approaches to language learning and analysis; graduate writing tutor training; corpus linguistics

PUBLICATIONS

Cotos, E., Link, S., & Huffman, S. (2017). Effects of DDL technology on genre learningLanguage Learning & Technology, 21(3), 104-130.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2017). A Move/Step model for Methods sections: Demonstrating rigour and credibilityEnglish for Specific Purposes, 46, 90-106. 

Cotos, E., Link, S., & Huffman, S. (2016). Studying disciplinary corpora to teach the craft of Discussion. Writing & Pedagogy, 8(1), 85-116.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2015). Furthering and applying move/step constructs: Technology-driven marshaling of Swalesian genre theory for EAP pedagogy. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 19, 52-72.  

Huffman, S. (2015). Exploring learner perceptions of and interaction behaviors using the Research Writing Tutor for research article Introduction section draft analysis. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.   

Cotos, E., & Huffman, S. (2013). Learner fit in scaling up automated writing evaluation. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 3(3), 77-98.

Huffman, S. (2011). Using mobile technologies for synchronous CMC to develop L2 oral proficiency. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.), Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) 2010 Conference Proceedings 2010. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University.

Huffman, S. (2011). Livemocha media reviewTeaching English as a Second or Foreign Language: The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language, 15 (3).

Huffman, S. (2010). The influence of collaboration on attitudes towards English vocabulary learning.  (Unpublished Masters thesis). Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Yu, Jiaqi., Jaramillo Cherrez, N., Cotos., E., & Huffman, S. (2017). "Evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of a blended tutor training: A case study of instructor’s and students’ perspectives." Online Learning Consortium Innovate: Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation, New Orleans, Louisiana. April 4-7, 2017.

Cotos, E., & Huffman, S. (2017). "Best practices for campus-wide graduate writing initiatives." Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 73rd Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. April 5-7, 2017.

Huffman, S., & Cotos, E. (2017). "Move analysis for automated writing evaluation." Keynote address at European Literacy Network Conference by European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia. March 30-31, 2017.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2017). "Effects of DDL technology on genre learning." Colloquium presentation in "Corpora in langauge learning and teaching." American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Portland, Oregon. March 17-21, 2017.

Huffman, S., & O'Connor, A. (2017). "Vocabulary-based discourse units and the functional lexis of research design in biomedical sciences." American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Portland, Oregon. March 17-21, 2017.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2016). “Effects of corpus-based technology on L2 genre learning.” Symposium on Second Language Writing: Expertise in Second Language Writing Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona. October 20-22, 2016.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2016). “Direct corpus explorations with the Research Writing Tutor.” American Association for Corpus Linguistics and Technology in Second Language Learning Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.  September 16-18, 2016.

Rao, A., Huffman, S., & Crist-Wagner, K. (2016). “You need help on a research article?” Providing Graduate Students with Discipline-Relevant Consultations. Paper presented at 2016 Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 3 -5, 2016, 

Cotos, E. &, Huffman, S. (2015). Specialized corpora: At the interface of CALL and EAP. Technology showcased at Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), University of Colorado, Boulder Technology Showcase, May 26-30, 2015.

Huffman, S. (2015). Apply an SFL appraisal network analysis to explore learner perceptions of an emerging AWE tool. Paper presented at Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), University of Colorado, Boulder Technology Showcase, May 26-30, 2015.

Huffman, S. (2015). Applying a Systemic Functional Linguistic Framework analysis to systematically analyze learner perceptions of an emerging AWE tool. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Toronto, Ontario. March 21-24, 2015.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., Link, S.,& Saricaoglu, A., & Suvorov, R. (2014).  Automated feedback on rhetorical quality: Evaluation and iterative refinement. Paper presented at Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May 6-9, 2014.

Huffman, S., Link, S.,& Paben, T., & Cotos, E. (2014). A Cross-disciplinary Move Schema for research article Discussion/Conclusion sections.  Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Portland, Oregon. March 22-25, 2014.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., Link, S.,& Paben, T. (2013). Research discourse in Engineering . Paper presented at Conference on Technology in Second Language Learning, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.  October 18-19, 2013.

Huffman, S., & Park, M. (2013). The potential of ASR for non-native English speakers in Air Traffic Control. Paper presented at  Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. September 20-21, 2013.

Huffman, S., & Park, M. (2013). An instructional design project for online aviation English training. Paper presented at Second Language Acquisition, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. April 19-30, 2013.

Huffman, S., & Park, M. (2013). An Instructional Design Project for Online Aviation English Training. Poster presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Anaheim, California, October 29-November 2, 2013.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., Link, S., & Paben, T. (2013). Cross-disciplinary Move schema for research article Results sections. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Dallas, Texas. March 16-19, 2013.  

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., Link, S., & Paben, T. (2013). Methods, methodology, procedures: Devising a Swalesian Move/Step schema for research article Methods sections. Paper presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, Nevada. March 13-16, 2013.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., Link, S., Paben, T., & Suvorov, R. (2012). Teaching research writing: A genre analysis approach to materials development. Paper presented at MATSDA Materials Development Conference 2012. University of Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland.  June 9-10, 2012.

Huffman, S. (2012). Exploring usability and perceived effectiveness of a developing AWE tool. Paper presented at Technology in Second Language Learning Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.  September 22, 2012.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., Link, S., & Paben, T.  (2012). Cross-disciplinary move schema for research article Methods sections. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. March 24-27, 2012.

Huffman, S. (2011). Investigating learner attitudes towards an etymology-based CALL task in L2 vocabulary learning. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) Conference 2011, Ames, IA. October 13-16, 2011.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., Link, S., & Paben, T.  (2011).  SFL and genre analysis for formative assessment technology. Poster presented at Midwest Association of Language Testers & Technology for Second Language Learning  Conference 2011. Ames, Iowa. September 16-17, 2011.

Huffman, S. (2011). The role of collaboration in developing L2 vocabulary knowledge through computer-assisted LanguageQuests.  Paper presented at Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) 2011, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. May 17-20, 2011.

Huffman, S. (2010). Using mobile technologies for synchronous CMC to develop L2 oral proficiency. Poster presented at Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference 2010, Ames, Iowa. September 10-11, 2010.

Rodriguez, J., & Huffman, S. (2009). Realizing the power of many: Open-source tools for language learning. Project presented at American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference 2009, San Diego, California,  November  20-22, 2009 .

Rodriguez, J., & Huffman ,S. (2009). Software in a stick: Open-source tools for language teaching and learning. Project presented at Iowa World Languages Association (IWLA) Conference 2009, Des Moines, Iowa. October 9-10, 2009.