Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Second Language Studies
Harris Bras joins the English faculty this year as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Second Language Studies / ESL Writing Program after teaching in the program for a number of years. He received a Ph.D. from Purdue in Second Language Studies and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Northern Iowa. In previous years he has also worked with the Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program at Purdue through International Programs in Agriculture. Prior to his arrival at Purdue Dr. Bras taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Jeju National University in South Korea for three years and also taught EFL for four years in Yokohama, Japan. His interests include Second Language Writing Programs and English as a Foreign Language in Northeast Asia.