Dr. Rosalia began her work as an educator in a special education high school classroom in New Orleans. The diversity of her students’ needs encouraged her to gain teaching experience in multiple content areas including earth science, math, and language arts. She has taught across private, public, and international settings (Louisiana, Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Japan) at K-12 and tertiary levels. She views the use of technology in teaching and learning as a bridge to interdisciplinary work and professional development. At Kanda University of International Studies in Japan she developed and directed a peer online writing center for English Language Learners for four years. She has also taught language learners at LaGuardia Community College, Baruch College, Teachers College, and New York University.
Dr. Rosalia teaches courses in the MA TESOL program (K-12 and adult tracks). Her current courses are:
EDESL770 Content and Curriculum & Materials in Adult TESOL
LING774 Theory and Research in Second Language Acquisition and Learning
Her research interests include learner autonomy, peer-to-peer learning, computer assisted language learning, writing instruction, and the co-construction of online feedback between and among English Language Learners on academic writing. Settings for this work have included self-assess learning centers, and writing centers, as well as classrooms. At New York University where she earned her Ph.D. she worked on research projects regarding urban elementary children’s math and language abilities, developing a diagnostic assessment for high school students’ writing, and an educational video game and its impact on middle school girls’ self-efficacy in computer programming.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Rosalia, C. (2010, March). Writing matters: Self-regulated learning and peer online feedback. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta, GA.
Rosalia, C. & Llosa, L. (2009). Assessing the Quality of Online Peer Feedback in L2 Writing. In P. L. Torres & R. de Cassia Veiga Marriott (Eds.), Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies of Language Acquisition. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc.
Lansiquot, R., & Rosalia, C. (2008). Second languages, virtual worlds: Living second lives. In J. Luca & E. R. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 2660-2669). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.