Joan Jiyoung Hwang

Joan Jiyoung Hwang

Joan Jiyoung Hwang

Graduate Professional Assistant

Writing and Rhetoric: critical pedagogy, sociocultural turn of writing pedagogy, multilingual writing, second language writing, translingualism, writing across curriculum, feminist ethnographic research

Joan Hwang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Writing and Rhetoric program at George Mason University and now serves as a graduate assistant director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Mason. Joan has taught undergraduate writing courses specialized for non-native English-speaking students, first-year writing courses for multilingual students, and Advanced composition courses for Mason's upper-class students.

Courses Taught

ENGH121/122: Enhanced English Composition for Multilingual Writers

ENGH100: English composition for multilingual students

ENGH302: Advanced composition


PhD candidate, Writing and Rhetoric, George Mason University

MA, English, George Mason University, 2012

Graduate Certificate in TESL, George Mason University, 2011




Recent Presentations

“Engaging Students and Giving Feedback as a GTA." Presented by Tom Polk, Joan Hwang, Lourdes Fernandez, and Emily Staudt. Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Teaching Towards the Future. Fairfax, Virginia, 2020. 

"McCarthy's A Stranger in Strange Lands: Graduate student Writers in DIscourse Community During the Pandemic Era." Presented by Joan Hwang. University of California Writing Program Conference: Creating Space. Berkely, California, 2021.

"Opportunity Space for Writing as a Critical Constituent of the Social Practice of Discourse Communities." Presented by Joan Hwang. Mason Graduate and Professional Student Association Conference. Fairfax, Virginia, 2021