Doina M. Kovalik

Associate Professor


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Department: Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Professional Studies
Office Location: Anderson Center 104
Phone: (336) 750-3450
Fax: -
Email:  kovalikd@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

  • PhD in English (TESL/Linguistics), Oklahoma State University, May 2004
  • MA in English (TESL/Linguistics), Oklahoma State University, December 2001
  • BA in English and French Languages and Literatures, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, June 1979

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • applied linguistics and TESL
  • discourse analysis
  • language and culture
  • language simulations
  • conceptual metaphor

  • Selected Publications:

    Age of participants: Is it relevant in classroom simulation? (forthcoming). Journal of Simulation/Gaming for Education and Development. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik & Manuelita Cardona)

    TOWN-HALL MEETING: An incursion into the role of reading in everyday life. (forthcoming). Journal of Simulation/Gaming for Education and Development. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik & Manuelita Cardona)

    A lesson learned through gaming. (2008). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 39, 118-125. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    Language simulation: The blending space of critical thinking and writing. (2007). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 38, 310-322. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    Language learning simulations: A Piagetian perspective. (2002). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 33, 345-352. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    Teaching relative clauses to an ESL class. (2001). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 15, 353-361. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    EFL Teaching in Romania. (2000). TESOL Matters, 11(1), 1, 5. Reprinted in TESOL Greece Newsletter, 72(4), 13. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    The need for metaphor: An inborn human attitude. (1999). In I. A. Preda, A. Cornilescu, & S. Avădanei (Eds.), British and American studies (pp.234-238). Constanţa, Romania: Ovidius University Press.

    Progressive vs. perfective in English. (1997). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 11, 13-26. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    Hortensia Pârlog's The sound of sounds [review of the book]. (1997). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 11, 153-154.

    Reading: A complex skill. (1994). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 9, 174-180.


    Additional Information:

    ESL 5302: Social and Psychological Aspects of Language

    ESL 5303: Discourse Analysis

    ESL 5305: Language and Gender

    ESL 5310: Language Acquisition and Language Learning

    ESL 5311: Language and Culture in ESL

    ESL 5313: Principles and Methods in Teaching ESL

    ESL 5318: Differentiated Instruction in ESL

    ESL 6303: Research Methods in Linguistics

    ESL 6302: Special Topics in ESL

    Language simulation: A learning environment for grade-level ESL classroom settings, panel discussion, The 8th Annual TALGS Conference, Greenville, NC, February 19, 2011. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik et al.)

    Texting: A blend of technology and linguistically-creative young minds, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 6-9, 2010. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik & Manuelita Cardona)

    Expression of elicited surprise: A cross-cultural study, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Denver, CO, March 21-24, 2009. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik

    Satellites, path, and manner: How verbs encode metaphor, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, April 21-24, 2007.

    Critical thinking in language simulations, presented under the symposium "Adapting simulation techniques in ESL composition classes," The 41st TESOL Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, March 20-24, 2007. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    The human mosaic: Specificity and generality in primary conceptual mappings, presented under the symposium "Cognitive approaches to cross-linguistic discourse analysis," The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Madison, WI, July 24-29, 2005.

    Metaphor is a cultural journey, The Sixth High Desert Linguistics Conference, Albuquerque, NM, November 4-6, 2004.

    Primary metaphor and cultural models in English and Romanian, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Arlington, VA, March 22-25, 2003.

    Primary metaphor and language in use, The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C., February 15-17, 2003.

    Stripped of medals at the Games: Primary metaphor and linguistic form in Romanian and American English newspaper discourse, The American Association of Applied Linguists Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 6-9, 2002.

    Sewn with white thread: Primary metaphor and linguistic form in Romanian and English, The International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, July 22-27, 2001. (with Carol L. Moder)

    Anxiety in the ESL composition class, The 2001 OABE/OKTESOL Joint Conference, Tulsa, OK, November 8-10, 2001.

    Teaching English behind the former Iron Curtain, The 19th Annual OKTESOL Conference, Edmond, OK, October 13-14, 2000. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)

    The eye helps the mind, The 18th Annual OKTESOL Conference, Midwest City, OK, November 5-6, 1999.

    The need for metaphor: An inborn human attitude, The Biennial Conference of the Romanian Society for English and American Studies, Constanta, Romania, May 29 – June 2, 1996.

    Reading fiction: A means of perceiving the tale of life, The Annual Conference of the University of Oradea, Romania, June 2-4, 1995.

    Reading: A premise of developing the students' capacity for intellectual work, presented under the symposium "Creativity and Efficiency in Teaching", Baia Mare, Romania, April 15-16, 1989.

    The role of semantics in teaching foreign languages, The 14th National Conference of Students' Scientific Societies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, April 6-9, 1979.

    Selection restrictions and their role in teaching English as a foreign language, The Joint Annual Conference of Faculty and Students, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 13-21, 1977.

    Spencer, Erik. (2007, November 7). Long journey brings talented teachers to WSSU. The News Argus, p.3.  Available online at http://www.thenewsargus.com/2.5243/long-journey-brings-talented-teachers-to-wssu-1.800052#.UGBp8FE5ies

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