Umit Boz

Senior Instructor

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

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.2136

Web presence

Academia

Location

Main Campus : EDT322

Research and Scholarly Activity

Research areas

  • Second language teaching and learning
  • Conversation and discourse analysis
  • Intercultural communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English for academic purposes (EAP) curriculum design
  • English for academic purposes (EAP) teaching
  • Language assessment
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Interlanguage pragmatics
  • Content-based instruction
  • Computational discourse analysis
  • Leadership in collaborative learning

Activities

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.

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

Biography

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.


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 Education, 33(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