Faculty & Staff

Avary Carhill-Poza, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.6893
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 06, 00079

Areas of Expertise

Second Language Development, ESL/Bilingual Education, Classroom Interaction, Immigrant Youth, Mixed Methods Research


PhD, New York University

Additional Information

Research Interests:

Avary Carhill-Poza's research examines the ways peer groups and classroom contexts shape the language learning experiences and outcomes of linguistic minority youth. Her current scholarship, based in New York City public high schools, focuses on variable opportunities for adolescent English learners to engage their multilingual repertoires in learning academic English.

Teaching Interests:

Carhill-Poza's graduate courses are designed to foster critical inquiry and reflexivity in teaching practice. She engages multidisciplinary perspectives on second language development and the education of linguistic minority students with particular focus on the role of sociocultural factors in language use and language learning.

Classes Taught:

APLING 605 Theories and Principles of Language Teaching

APLING 618 Teaching English as a Second Language: Methods and Approaches

APLING 633 Discourse Analysis

APLING 698 Practicum & Field Experience