Director of English as an Additional Language
Suzanne Blum-MalleySuzanne Blum Malley is the Director of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program, which offers support services and specialized courses to all students with heritage/home languages other than English. She earned both her BA in Spanish and Cultural Anthropology and her MA in Applied Linguistics and Hispanic Literatures from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently a PhD candidate at Northern Illinois University with specializations in Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Suzanne has taught college-level English and Spanish in the United States and in Spain.
In addition to teaching in the EAL, First-year Seminar, and First-year Writing programs, Suzanne works closely with other faculty and administrators at the college in assisting international students. She serves as a master teacher for the University of Illinois at Chicago Master's in Applied Linguistics Program, with MA students interning in her classes for a semester prior to completing their degrees. She also coordinates Sharing Cultures Project, which brings students and teachers at Columbia College together with students and teachers in South Africa and Russia in an interactive, online community.
Suzanne's areas of research and scholarship include the teaching and learning of digital literacies in college-level writing classrooms and ethnographic inquiry pedagogy. She has also co-authored, with Ames Hawkins, Engaging Communities: Ethnographic Writing in the Composition Classroom, an open-access, creative commons 3.0 licensed, collaborative textbook.
Office Location: English Department, suite 300-H, 3rd floor, 33 E. Congress
Office Phone: (312) 369-8111
Suzanne Blum Malley
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 So. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605