Stefan Vogel

Stefan Vogel

Writing & Critical Inquiry Program

PhD, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona

MA, English as a Second Language, University of Arizona

MEd, English, French, and Educational Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Portrait of Stefan Vogel, lecturer in WCI.

Originally from Germany, I came to the U.S. in 2013 for graduate school. I received an MA in ESL and a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. My dissertation used Complexity Leadership Theory as a lens to investigate in what ways second language writing instructors exhibit leadership behavior in their institutional ecologies through collaborative professional development.

Apart from my interest in writing program/language program administration and higher education leadership, I specialize in L2 teacher professionalization, discourse studies (incl. identity, culture, and inter-/transcultural education), multilingualism (incl. native-speakerism, English as an International Language, and World Englishes), as well as second language writing (esp. curriculum development, plagiarism, genre theory/pedagogy, writing in the disciplines, and AI-supported writing).

I have 10 years of experience in the classroom. While I was at the University of Arizona, I taught ESL, first-year, as well as business and technical writing to domestic and international students. After completing my PhD in August 2021, I worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor for UConn’s First-Year Writing Program. During these past couple of years, I have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of labor-based assessment, multimodal composition, and equity-minded and culturally responsive writing instruction.

In my free time, I like to watch horror and sci-fi movies. Together with my wife, Sandra, and our Havanese dog, Marley, I often explore new hiking trails in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts. I also spend a lot of time gardening and taking care of my many houseplants.