Dr. Mark Garton

Dr. Mark Garton

Associate Professor of ESL

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mgarton@dwci.edu

Biography

Mark Garton grew up in central Iowa and graduated with a degree in Spanish from Northeast Missouri State University in 1987.  After three years working on immigration cases with a law firm in San Diego County, California, he attended Indiana University in Bloomington, earning both a Masters and a Ph.D.  He returned to Iowa in 2001 to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at Marycrest International University in Davenport.  He then accepted a position at Divine Word College in 2002, where he has served on numerous committees, including a six-year stint as the head of the Assessment Committee from 2006 to 2012.  He also served as the Director of the Intensive English Language Institute for three years (2012-2015).

Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics from Indiana University, 2000
     Dissertation Title: The Effect of Age, Gender, and Degree of Imposition on the Production of Native Speaker and
     Nonnative Speaker Requests in Hungarian

M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Indiana University, 1991
B.A. in Spanish from Northeast Missouri State University, 1987

Courses Taught at DWC

Numerous ESL courses for all skills and levels
Language and Culture

Professional Interests

Pragmatics
Second Language Acquisition

Intercultural Experience

February 1985 - December1985: Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica
August 1995 - May 1996: Kossuth Lajos University in Debrecen, Hungary

Professional Affiliations

TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
MIDTESOL

Blog

Language Digest: Language and the World We Live In https://languagedigest.wordpress.com/

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