Latricia Trites

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Dr. Latricia Trites

Dr. Latricia Trites

Professor of TESOL and English, Director of TESOL Programs

7C-7 Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071-3341

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Northern Arizona University
  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Linguistics, Texas Tech University
  • B.A., English and French, Texas Tech University
  • Professional Certification: Texas lifetime teacher certification for secondary schools in English, French, Journalism, ESL

Books

  • Panorama Level 1. Flynn, K., Mackey, D., & Trites, L. with Daniel, D., & Ochoa, A. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Panorama Level 2. Flynn, K., Mackey, D., & Trites, L. with Daniel, D., Holland, J., Kisslinger, E., & Tzoytzoyrakos, A. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Panorama Level 3. Flynn, K., & Trites, L. with Daniel, D., Kisslinger, E., Pollock, R., & Tzoytzoyrakos, A. (2006). New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Highlighted Publications

  • Trites, L., and S. Xia, eds. "Special Issue: Advanced Language Learning Issues in Second Language Acquisition." Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics 38.1 (2012).
  • "Reading to Learn and Reading to Integrate: New Tasks for Reading Comprehension Tests," with M. McGroarty. Language Testing 22 (2005): 174-210.
  • "Journals as a Self-Evaluative, Reflective Classroom Tool: A Case Study of Advanced ESL Graduate Students." Eds. J. Burton and M. Carrell. Journal Writing in ESL (2001): 59-70.
  • "Small-Group Journals as a Tool of Critical Reflection: A Measure of Success and Failure. Eds. J. Burton, P. Quirke, C. Reichmann, & J. Peyton. Reflective Writing: A Way to Lifelong Teacher Learning, 2010.

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • Assessment
  • Reading Comprehension
  • TESOL Methodology and Curriculum Design
  • Journal Writing
  • Online Teaching

Awards and Distinctions

  • Fulbright Scholarship, Yilan, Taiwan, 2008-09
  • Sandra Flynn Murray State International Student Professor of the Year Award, 2004-05

Leadership and Service

  • Director, TESOL Programs
  • Academic Council, Secretary and Graduate Studies Subcommittee
  • Chair, College of Humanities and Fine Arts Academic Planning and Curriculum Committee

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Awards Committee Member, 2010-2012
  • Kentucky Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KYTESOL): President, KYTESOL Board: 2012-Present
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE): Specialized Professional Association (SPA) Evaluator, Lead Reviewer and Auditor: 2010-Present

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