Lia D. Kamhi-Stein (Ph.D., USC)
Lía D. Kamhi-Stein (Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Learning, USC, 1995) is Professor in the M.A. in TESOL Program housed in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles (CSLA). She is originally from Argentina, where she worked as a certified public translator and EFL teacher and program administrator with the Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano (ICANA).
Dr. Kamhi-Stein is editor of Learning and Teaching from Experience: Perspectives on Nonnative English-speaking Professionals (2004), co-editor of Developing a New Course for Adult Learners (2006), and author of a forthcoming book titled Language Teacher Identity: Implications for Teaching Second Language Learners (University of Michigan Press). She has published in TESOL Quarterly, TEXT, TESOL Journal, The Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, College ESL, Lectura y Vida, as well as other peer-edited journals, and edited books. She is a frequent manuscript reviewer for different journals in the fields of TESOL and applied linguistics and from 2007 through 2010, she was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of TESOL Quarterly.
In addition to her publications, Dr. Kamhi-Stein served as Team Leader (Faculty Advisor) for the TESOL Association’s Graduate Student Forum (2003, 2004). She was a co-founding member of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Caucus (1998) and was a member of the NNEST Task Force (1996-1998) that created the caucus. In 1999, she also founded California TESOL's Nonnative Language Educators' Issues Interest Section. In 2002-2003, Dr. Kamhi-Stein served as President of CATESOL and in 2000-2001, she served as CATESOL's Secretary. She also served as a Director-at-Large on the TESOL Board of Directors (2004-2007). Dr Kamhi-Stein is a recipient of a grant from the TESOL International Research Foundation and, in 2004, received the Cal State LA Outstanding Professor Award.
Dr. Kamhi-Stein's research interests include issues related to academic literacy, nonnative English-speaking professionals, and the integration of technology in the classroom.
Courses Typically Taught
TESL 562: Methods in Teaching Second Language
TESL 570: Educational Sociolinguistics
TESL 565: Using Computers in the Language Classroom
TESL 568: Practicum in English as a Second Language
TESL 573: Seminar in English as an International Language
TESL 575: EFL/ESL Reading-Writing Connections