Pam Carpenter

  • Senior Lecturer Emeritus, English and Media Studies
  • MA Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • BS Michigan State University

Teaching Interests

Second Language Writing; Second Language Acquisition; Cross-Cultural Communication

Research Interests

Pedagogy; Composition and Second Language Writing; Second Language Acquisition

Consulting/Practice Interests

Intercultural diversity

Bio

Primary teaching focus is expository writing for students whose primary language is not English. Research interests include pedagogy, second language writing and second language acquisition. ESOL Program Director

Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Present
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Present
  • Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network 2016 - Present
  • National Council of Teachers of English 2015 - Present
  • Boston Area Writing Center Directors 2015 - Present
  • College Composition and Communication 2015 - Present
  • Presentations

  • Carpenter, P., Lederman, J. (2015). ““Reflective Writing and Student Self-Assessment” co-presenter with Josh Lederman” Presented at the English & Media Studies Dept. English and Media Studies Dept. Fall Expository Writing Workshop Bentley University
  • Carpenter, P., Ashenfelter, V., Ellis, P., Conrad, K., Kann, C., Cudmore, F., Spack, R. (2004). “Tutoring Across the Curriculum: Bentley's ESOL Center” Presented at the Massachusetts Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages MATSOL Boston, Massachusetts
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Other for Expository Writing Program 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for EMS Strategic Planning Committee 2012 - Present
  • Committee Member for Writing and Communication Committee (WCC) 2010 - Present
  • Committee Member for Writing & Communication Subcommittee 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Teaching & Learning Resilience Initiative Working Group 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for EMS Lecturer Search Committee 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Chair for ESOL Committee 2010 - 2015
  • Committee Member for EMS Lecturer Search Committee 2014 - 2014
  • Committee Member for EMS Strategic Planning Committee 2012 - 2013
  • Committee Member for Search Committee for the ESOL Program Director - 2010
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for International Cultural & Language Services Committee/ Expansion of Previous International Student Support Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for International Student Support Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for Learning Centers and Lab Directors Group 2011 - Present
  • Committee Member for International Graduate Collaborative Group (IGC) 2011 - Present
  • Faculty member available for helping student tutors for Pax Populi and Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Office 2011 - 2016
  • Student Organization Advisor for International Advisory Board 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for International Exchange Student Academic Adjustment Committee 2011 - 2013