Emily Sharma


Lecturer and Coordinator of ESL, Faculty Outreach, Writing Center


Email: esharma@smu.edu


Emily Sharma is a lecturer in WRTR, where she enjoys teaching levels 1311, 1312, and 1313.  As Coordinator of the program's English as a Second Language (ESL) track, she specializes in working with multilingual writers.  She also serves as a Writing Center faculty member and consultant.  Emily is a proud "double alumna" of SMU, having studied here as both an undergraduate and doctoral student; she also holds a graduate degree in applied linguistics from Columbia University. Her research interests include applied linguistics, second language acquisition and pedagogy, and higher education.  

Recent Publications & Presentations:

Sharma, E. (2019). Implementing more equitable IPEDS race/ethnicity reporting standards for Tribal Colleges and Universities. Tribal College Journal, forthcoming.

Sharma, E. (2019). [Review of the book Writing support for international graduate students: Enhancing transition and success, by S. Sharma]. Journal of International Students, forthcoming.

Sharma, E. (2019, March). Here’s what you do: Clear writing prompts for ELLs. Session presented at the TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo, Atlanta, GA. 

Sharma, E. (2018). Blackfeet Community College & Montana’s Tribal College Assistance Program (TCAP). [Policy report provided in testimony to the Montana Senate Appropriations Committee, 18 January 2019].