Fatima Esseili

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Fatima Esseili

HM 242


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.