My research interests center around using mixed-methods approaches to explore second language (L2) writing, genre, and L2 writing development. Additional interests include computer-assisted language learning and research-pedagogy connections in second language acquisition.
PUBLICATIONS: Book chapters
Lim, J., & Kessler, M. (In preparation). Expanding research agendas: SLA, writing, and multimodality. In R. M. Manchón, & C. Polio (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition and writing. Routledge.
Polio, C., & Kessler, M. (In press). Teaching L2 writing: Connecting SLA theory, research, and pedagogy. In N. Polat, P. MacIntyre, & T. Gregersen (Eds.), Research-driven pedagogy: Implications of L2A theory and research for the teaching of language skills. Routledge.
Kessler, M., &Maloney, J. (In press). The use of ethnography in World Englishes. In P. I. De Costa, D. Crowther, & J. Maloney (Eds.), Investigating World Englishes: Research methodology and practical applications. Routledge.
Maloney, J., & Kessler, M. (In press). Ethnography: Connecting the local and the global. In P. I. De Costa, D. Crowther, & J. Maloney (Eds.), Investigating World Englishes: Research methodology and practical applications. Routledge.
Kessler, M. (Forthcoming). [Review of Approaches to inclusive English classrooms: A teacher's handbook for content-based instruction]. TESOL TEIS News.
Kessler, M. (2014, August). Bridging the gap: Transitioning from IEP to academia [Review of Grammar and Beyond: Level 4]. TESOL HEIS News.
Kessler, M. (2013, January). Teaching and ingraining writing as a process [Review of Focus on Writing]. TESOL HEIS News.
Kessler, M., & Lee, J. (2012). [Review of Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes, by H. Basturkmen]. The Canadian Modern Language Review, 68(3), 343-345.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & TALKS:
Kessler, M., & Loewen, S. (2019, March). Synchronous video computer-mediated communication with TalkAbroad: An exploratory study of Spanish-as-a-foreign-language pedagogy. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Kessler, M. (2019, March). Technology-mediated L2 English writing: Exploring a new graduate student's writing strategies. Paper presented at the 4th Purdue Linguistics, Literature, & Second Language Studies Conference, Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Kessler, M. (2019, March). A text analysis and raters' perspectives of a promotional genre: Exploring Fulbright ETA application statements. Paper presented at the Michigan Academy of Science Annual Conference, Alma, MI, USA.
Loewen, S., & Kessler, M. (2019, January). Connecting SLA theory and CALL technologies in the L2 classroom. Invited talk for Center for Language Teaching Advancement, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
Kessler, M. (2018, March). Fulbright ETA personal statements and statements of grant purpose: A rhetorical move-step analysis. Paper presented at the 3rd Purdue Linguistics, Literature, & Second Language Studies Conference, Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Kessler, M. (2018, February). A genre analysis of Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship statements. Poster presented at the Council of Graduate Students 10th Annual Academic Conference, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Ahmed, K., Kessler, M., & Zhang, J. (2012, May). Using Moodle for pronunciation courses: ELIP oral communication. Poster presented at the Ohio University CALL Conference, Athens, Ohio, USA.