Visiting Assistant Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Studies
Sarah Creider is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Multilingual Multicultural Studies. She received an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
An applied linguist, she uses conversation analysis to discover concrete methods for bringing student voices into the classroom. In particular, she is interested in sequential and simultaneous analyses of talk, gesture, body position, and objects in educational environments. Most recently, she has looked at how entrenched patterns of teacher-student interaction can shift when teachers avoid asking questions. She also specializes in second-language pedagogy for adult students with limited first language literacy. Her work has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Foreign Language Studies; Learning, Culture, & Social Interaction; Discourse Studies; Language and Information Society; the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice; and Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics. She was co-chair of the first and fourth annual meetings of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI) at Teaches College, Columbia University.
She has been an adjunct in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs at Teachers College, Columbia University and at Hunter College, and was the interim director of the TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.