Language and Culture Center
116 Roy Cullen Building
Houston, TX, USA 77204-3014

Phone: 1-713-743-3030
Fax: 1-713-743-3029
LCC@uh.edu

LCC FaceBook

Faculty and Staff Publications

The following list of publications represents the recent work of LCC faculty and staff.

Pathways Foundations: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking, 1st Edition, by Kathy Najafi and Cyndy Fettig

Sample Coming in March 2013, Pathways Foundations: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking, 1st Edition, by Kathy Najafi and Cyndy Fettig, is an entry level text in the Pathways series, a new academic skills program from National Geographic Learning.

Coauthor Kathy Najafi is a professor in the Intensive English Department at Houston Community College and an Adjunct Instructor at the Language and Culture Center. Ms. Najafi holds an MAELT (Masters in English Language Teaching) from Reading University, London, U.K. She has extensive ESL/EFL teaching experience in the United Arab Emirates, Iran and the United States. Besides teaching all English subject areas, Kathy is a published author, editor, translator and curriculum developer. She is the author of numerous VESL manuals for Houston Community College and Lone Star College. Ms. Najafi is also creator, co-producer and host of HCCTV’s ‘Bridging Cultures’. A past president of TexTESOL IV, Kathy also enjoys presenting on Cross-Cultural Awareness / Intercultural Communication.

Pathways Foundations: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking, 1st Edition, is published by Cengage/National Geographic Learning.

ISBN: 1285176219

Website: Pathways Foundations: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking, 1st Edition

A Handbook for Language Program Administrators, Second Edition

Chapter 11: "Effective Governance," by Joseph O. Davidson, Joy S. Tesh, and Sandra L. Hartmann

Sample A Handbook for Language Program Administrators, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for all practicing and prospective language program administrators by emphasizing the many roles that administrators must assume as leaders, decision makers, promoters and managers while also exploring the crucial knowledge and skills that make a successful administrator. Each chapter presents an accurate picture of the challenges faced by language program administrators in different contexts, and offers administrators problem solving suggestions as well as practical, tried and tested strategies and guidelines.

Publication Information:
Davidson, Joseph O., Joy S. Tesh, and Sandra L. Hartmann. "Chapter 11: Effective Governance." A Handbook for Language Program Administrators. Eds. MaryAnn Christison and Fredricka L. Stoller. Miami Beach, FL: Alta, 2012.

Link to book: A Handbook for Language Program Administrators

Handbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective

Chapter 26 "Culture Bump: An Instructional Process for Cultural Insight" by Carol Archer and Stacey Nickson

SampleHandbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective presents international perspectives on critical issues impacting teaching and learning in diverse higher education environments.
The chapter by Dr. Archer and Dr. Nickson is the latest generation of theory underpinning the Culture Bump Approach to dealing with differences.

Publication Information:
Archer, Carol and Stacey Nickson. "Culture Bump: An Instructional Process for Cultural Insight." Handbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective. Sage Publications, 2012.

Link to book: Handbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective

Link to Dr. Archer's Culture Bump website: http://culturebump.com