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Thiel College Professor of English presents on teaching social justice movements at conference


Thiel College Professor of English presents on teaching social justice movements at conference

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Melissa Borgia-Askey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, spoke at the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.

Each year the convention draws college faculty members from around the world. They gather to hear award-winning speakers, attend presentations by colleagues on the latest innovations in education and network to gain knowledge of best practices in the field. The 2018 convention was held in mid-March.

Borgia-Askey presented “All Our Relations: Teaching Social Justice Movements.” She co-represented the American Indian Caucus and was joined by the Queer Caucus, the Arab/Muslim Special Interest Group and the Latinx Caucus at the conference.

Borgia-Aksey teaches courses in rhetoric, composition, and educating English-language learners. She is also an online course designer/instructor of Pennsylvania Department of Education English as a Second Language certification-track courses for teachers.

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