Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University (ISU). She received her MA in TESOL at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in 2017. She earned her BA in English Language and Literature at Azad University in Tehran, Iran, her home country. She taught ESL courses at UNI's Cultural and Intensive English Language Program during her master’s program. She also worked as an EFL instructor for four years in Iran. She taught ESL academic writing courses to international graduate and undergraduate students at ISU for three years. Currently, she is a teaching and research assistant for the Global Online Courses sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provided by ISU.
Her research interests include corpus linguistics, academic writing, grammatical complexity, disciplinary variation, Computer-assisted language learning (CALL), Project-based Learning (PBL), and Data-Driven material design.
She is also interested in literature, arts, and theatre. She has translated, and published theatre plays by Joao Rei Villar, a 2011 Emmy Award Winner, from English to Farsi/Persian. Also, she is interested in classical music and plays Santour, a traditional Iranian instrument. She has a small, happy, and adorable Shih Tzu who makes her smile when she looks at his face.