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  • Tracey McHenry, PhD
    Tracey McHenry, PhD
    Associate Professor of English
    Patterson Hall 211Q
    Phone: 509.359.2829

    Grammar, Linguistics, English as Second Language, World Englishes


    University of Portland, BA in English Literature
    Purdue University, MA and PhD English linguistics with specialization in ESL and cultural studies

    Before coming to Eastern in 2000, Dr. McHenry taught at Purdue University and the University of Portland. While she often works with graduate students in Rhetoric & Technical Communication and TESL, her passion is introducing undergraduates to the joys of language study in her linguistics, grammar, and history of English courses. Her research interests are the politics of grammar education, Native American language issues, World Englishes, and non-native speakers as ESL teachers.

    Recent Publications

    2009: Review of English in the World:Global Rules, Global Roles. World Englishes. 28 (1), 138-140.
    2005: "Non-Native Speakers of English as ESL Professionals: An Update on the Issues." WAESOL Newsletter 30 (3),10-11.
    2002: "World Englishes and Teaching English as a Second Language." World Englishes 21, 449-455.
    2002: "Technology and Native American Language Renewal." Language Learning and Technology 6 (2), 102-115. Online at 

    Courses Taught

    Language Structure and Use
    Grammar for Teachers
    Modern Grammar
    History of the English Language
    Research Methods 

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