Karen Foltz

Karen Foltz

Karen Foltz

Assistant Professor


Karen Foltz is a Term Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. She received her B.A. in History from University of Maryland, M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. in Linguistics, and PhD in Applied Linguistics from Arizona State University (ASU). At ASU, she won the Carl C. Carlie Linguistics Fellowship along with several graduate fellowships. She has presented at AAAL and TESOL. She has previously taught ESL and composition at at Howard Community College, Arizona State University, University of Delaware, St. George University in Grenada, and for the San Diego Padres Rookie League Division. Her research interests include linguistics/applied linguistics, teacher cognition, second language writing, World Englishes, and composition pedagogy. She is very proud that she was an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme for 3 years in the Kumamoto prefecture. 

Selected Publications

Foltz, K. (2018). Applications and Beliefs about L2 Teachers' Linguistic Knowledge and Awareness, Arizona State University. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global International.

Courses Taught

English 100

English 101

English 302

Honors 110


BA in History, University of Maryland

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, New York University

MA in Linguistics, University of Delaware

PhD in Applied Linguistics, Arizona State University