Hanh Nguyen, Ph.D.
Nguyen, Hanh Thi Ph.D
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Hue, Vietnam
Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. in Applied Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. in English and TEFL, University of Hue, Vietnam
Dr. Hanh Nguyen, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, joined the TESOL Programs at Hawai'i Pacific University in 2005. Her research interests include the development of interactional competence in a second or professional language, social interaction in language learning situations, learners' transforming identities, and Vietnamese applied linguistics. To pursue these topics, she prefers a bottom-up approach, utilizing conversation analysis, systemic functional grammar, and discourse analysis. She is the author of Developing Interactional Competence: A Conversation Analytic Study of Patient Consultations in Pharmacy (2012) published by Palgrave-MacMillan. She is the co-editor of Talk-in-Interaction: Multilingual Perspectives (2009, with Gabriele Kasper) and Pragmatics & Language Learning, Vol. 12 (2010, with Gabriele Kasper, Dina Yoshimi, and Jim Yoshiokia), both published by the National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii. Her articles appear in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Text and Talk, Journal of Pragmatics, The Modern Language Journal, The Canadian Modern Language Review, Language and Education, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, JALT, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, and Communication and Medicine.
At HPU, Dr. Nguyen teaches AL6330 Second Language Acquisition, AL6600 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers, AL6740 Research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning, AL3740 Technology and Language Teaching, and AL6730 Assessment in TESOL, among other courses. Her goal is to help students become language teachers who not only can teach effectively but also are reflective of the teaching and learning processes.
In her free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys flower photography, design, translation, and creative writing in Vietnamese. Her favorite music is folk songs from countries around the world.