Tamara Schmeisser (2020) holds an M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University, a B.S. degree in Finance and Banking from Buena Vista University, and a B.A. in World Languages and Cultures with a minor in Russian from Iowa State University. She has taught community-based ESL courses in Des Moines to adult refugees from various regions in the world and currently teaches English 101C. Her interests include literacy issues, L2 writing development, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and pedagogy.
Major Professor: Tammy Slater
Creative component: Using a blend of knowledge framework and project framework to develop materials to teach public speaking