University of Calgary

Umit Boz

  • Senior Instructor - Director of Student Experience - Community Based

Profile

Dr. Umit Boz is a Senior Instructor in the Werklund School of Education. He received his B.Sc. in Avionics (Aviation Electronics) from the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Anadolu University, Turkey. He then pursued his graduate studies at the State University of New York at Albany where he received his M.Sc. in TESOL and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Language and Literacies. Dr. Boz teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on subjects relating to Second Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Learning.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Positioned at the intersection of Applied Linguistics, Communication, and Education, Dr. Boz's research is centred on developing and applying novel discourse analysis techniques to better understand how students negotiate and (re)construct their interactional roles and identities in a variety of settings, including situated interactions, task-based dialogues, and small group learning.

Education

PhD Curriculum and Instruction (Language and Literacy Specialization)
State University of New York at Albany

MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
State University of New York at Albany

BSc Avionics
Anadolu University

Minor Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Anadolu University

Publications

Boz, U., Barrantes, L., & Tweedie, M. G. (2018). Second language socialization in higher education: An exploratory case study. Journal of Educational Thought, 51(3), 361–83.

Oliveira, A.W., Boz, U., Broadwell, G.A., & Sadler, T.D. (2014). Student leadership in small group science inquiry. Research in Science and Technological Education33(3), 281–297. https://doi.org/10.1080/02635143.2014.942621

Broadwell, G.A.,Stromer-Galley, J., Strzalkowski, T., Shaikh, S., Taylor, S., Liu, T., Boz, U., Elia, A., JiaoL., & Webb, N. (2013). Modeling sociocultural phenomena in discourse. Journal of Natural Language Engineering,19(2), 213–257.https://doi.org/10.1017/S1351324911000386

Broadwell, G.A., Boz, U., Cases, I., Strzalkowski, T., Feldman, L., Taylor, S., Shaikh, S., Liu, T., Cho, K., & Webb, N. (2013). Using imageability and topic chaining to locate metaphors in linguistic corpora. In A. M. Greenberg, W. G. Kennedy, N. D. Bos and S. Marcus (Eds.), Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7812, (pp 102-110). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Strzalkowski, T., Shaikh, S., Liu, T., Broadwell, G. A., Stromer-Galley, J., Taylor, S., Boz, U., Ren, X. (2013). Influence and power in group interactions. In A. M. Greenberg, W. G. Kennedy, N. D. Bos and S. Marcus (Eds.), Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7812, (pp 19-27). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

 

Awards

  • The President’s Award for Leadership-International Student Leadership Award, “In recognition of extraordinary leadership, service, and commitment to the university,” State University of New York at Albany, 2014
  • Dr. Anna Maria Bonaventura Memorial Scholarship “In recognition of commitment to teaching English as a second language”, State University of New York at Albany, 2013
  • The Mauritz Johnson Scholarship “In recognition of academic promise and commitment to education,” State University of New York at Albany, 2012

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics / L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique

The Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / L'Association Canadienne de Rédactologie

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