Fatima Esseili

Contact Information

Fatima Esseili

Associate Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Esseili is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. Her scholarly interests include second language writing, World Englishes, discourse analysis, and language testing and assessment.


  • Ph.D., Second Language Studies, Purdue University, 2011
  • M.A., ESL, University of Toledo, 2006
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, The Lebanese University

Professional Activities

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL
  • International Association for World Englishes, IAWE

Research Interests

  • World Englishes
  • Second Language Writing
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Language Policy

Selected Publications

Esseili, F. (In press). The Status of EFL/ESL Writing in Lebanon. In T. Silva (Ed.), L2  Writing in the global context: Represented, underrepresented, and unrepresented  voices. The Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Lawrick, E. & Esseili, F. (2015). Familiar strangers: International students in the U.S. composition course. In N. Evans and N. Anderson (Eds), ESL readers and writers in higher education: Understanding challenges, providing support. New York: Routledge.

Esseili, F. (2014). "English language teaching in Lebanon: Trends and challenges." In K. M. Bailey and R. M. Damerow (Eds.), The teaching and learning of English in the Arabic speaking world. New York: Routledge.