Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Charlene Polio
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DSC_0838- Polio scaled.jpgProfessor and Associate Chair

Ph.D in Applied Linguistics from UCLA; MS in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania; BA in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania

B-251 Wells Hall
(517) 884-1502


Charlene Polio is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian, & African Languages at Michigan State University, where she directed the MA Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for many years. Her main area of research is second language (L2) writing, particularly research methods and measures used in studying L2 writing as well as the interface between the fields of L2 writing and second language acquisition. She co-directs MSU's Center for Language Education and Research and is the incoming editor, with Peter De Costa, of TESOL Quarterly.