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Sarah J. Shin


Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Michigan (1998)
Special Assistant to the Provost for Academic Initiatives 

& Professor of Education

Office: Sherman Hall, A Wing, Room 406
Phone: 410-455-2485

Sarah J. Shin
is Special Assistant to the Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Shin completed her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Michigan and joined the UMBC faculty in 1999. She served as co-director of the TESOL graduate program from 2003 to 2016 and has established an international reputation as a scholar in bilingualism, heritage language education, and TESOL teacher preparation. She is the author of English language teaching as a second career (Multilingual Matters, 2017), Bilingualism in schools and society (Routledge, 2013), and Developing in two languages (Multilingual Matters, 2005). She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Language, Identity, and Education and The International Multilingual Research Journal. At UMBC, Dr. Shin teaches courses in theory and practice of second language instruction, including methods in teaching reading and writing, bilingualism, and linguistics. She is also an affiliate professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture doctoral program. 

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