Fredricka Stoller, PhD

Fredricka Stoller Professor
Northern Arizona University
Applied Linguistics
Blg 23 Rm #327
Phone: 928-523-6272


Special Interests

  • Second language reading
  • disciplinary writing
  • ESL methodology and pedagogy
  • curriculum and materials development


  • Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona (1992)
  • MA in Education (TESL/TEFL), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1977)
  • MA in Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1976)
  • BA in Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California (1975)

Professional Experience

  • Professor, English Department, NAU (2005-)
  • Senior Fulbright Lecturer, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2002-03)
  • TESOL Summer Institute faculty, St. Michael's College, Vermont (1995)
  • Director, Program in Intensive English, NAU (1987-1997)
  • Instructor/Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, English Department, NAU (1985-2005)
  • Summer Teaching Fellow, EFL Program, Harvard University (1982-84)
  • Lecturer/Intensive English Supervisor, American Language Institute, USC (1980-85)
  • EFL Instructor, Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain (1977-1980)

Select Publications

  • “Teaching reading for academic purposes,” with W. Grabe. In M. Celce-Murcia, D. M. Brinton, M. A. Snow (Eds.), Teaching English as a second or foreign language (4th ed., pp. 189–205). Boston: Heinle Cengage. (2014)
  • “Chemistry journal articles: An interdisciplinary approach to move analysis with pedagogical aims,” with M. S. Robinson. English for Specific Purposes, 32, 45–57. (2013)
  • “Going green: Merging environmental education and language instruction,” with S. Hauschild & E. Poltavtchenko. English Teaching Forum, 50(2), 2 –13. (2012)
  • A Handbook for Language Program Administrators (2nd ed.), co-edited with M. A. Christison. Miami, FL: Alta Book Center. (2012)
  • Teaching and Researching Reading (2nd ed.), with W. Grabe. New York: Pearson Longman. (2011)
  • "Innovation as the hallmark of effective leadership," In M. A. Christison & D. Murray (Eds.), Leadership in English language education: Theoretical foundations and practical skills for changing times (pp. 73–84). New York: Routledge. (2009)
  • Write Like a Chemist: A Guide and Resource, with M. S. Robinson, M. S. Costanza-Robinson, & Jones, J. K. New York: Oxford University Press. (2008)
  • “Using the ACS Journals Search to validate assumptions about writing in chemistry and improve chemistry writing instruction,” with M. S. Robinson & J. K. Jones. Journal of Chemical Education, 85(5), 650–654. (2008)
  • “Interdisciplinary collaboration: Two heads are better than one,” with B. Horn & M. S. Robinson. English Teaching Forum, 42(2), 2–13. (2008)
  • “Content-based instruction.” In N. Van Deusen-Scholl & N. Hornberger (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language and education (2nd ed., pp. 59–70). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. (2008)
  • “Establishing a theoretical foundation for project-based learning in second and foreign language contexts.” In G. H. Beckett & P. C. Miller (Eds.), Project-based second and foreign language education: Past, present, and future (pp. 19–40). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. (2006)
  • Civic Education volume of Language & Civil Society: A Forum Electronic Journal. (

Grant Activity

National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Educational Materials Development Grants, with M. S. Robinson, Chemistry (PI). (

Teacher Training

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Guatemala
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Ukraine.