Elizabeth (Adelay) Witherite

First Year, Joint Ph.D. Program in English and Education

Adelay’s interests in critical pedagogy and cross-cultural communication extend from her experiences as an EFL teacher, program coordinator, and teacher educator in South Korea. In IUP’s MA TESOL program, she discovered her passions for rhetoric, composition, social justice, and writing center tutoring: all of which became cornerstones of her qualitative research thesis. Adelay returned to the United States in 2017.  As a JPEE doctoral student, she intends to investigate how educators facilitate critical discussions of sociocultural issues.