Kimberly A McGrath Moreira

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(305) 284-4947
Locator Code:
4630
 
About

Areas of Interest: English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAP, EPP); Composition for STEM; Reading and composition; Curriculum development; Multi-modal teaching and learning; English Language Learners (ELLs) and transitioning to undergraduate and graduate programs; Social justice/change

Kimberly McGrath Moreira completed her B.A. and M.Ed. in her native country Canada, though she has spent most of her professional life in the United States and abroad teaching writing, communication skills, and developing curriculum at universities such as Harvard, Boston University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and now at UM. Throughout the years, she has presented both in the US and internationally about curricular issues focused around student-centered learning, content-based instruction for ELLs, and the important connection reading has to academic writing at the university level. She began teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to international students at UM in 2004 in the Intensive English Program where she also held a level coordinator position. In 2014, she joined the Department of English where she currently teaches freshman composition and advanced business communication courses. In addition, as a writing tutor in the UM Writing Center and Dade Correctional Institution (DCI), she is part of a partnership with a local non-profit group “Exchange for Change.” Her recent work at DCI has reaffirmed her belief in the importance of reading and writing as a tool to empower and positively contribute toward opening communication, breaking down barriers, and hopefully leading to social change.

Career

Education

1991M.Ed. St. Mary's University

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAP, EPP); Composition for STEM; Reading and composition; Curriculum development; Multi-modal teaching and learning; English Language Learners (ELLs) and transitioning to undergraduate and graduate programs; Social justice/change

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAP, EPP); Composition for STEM; Reading and composition; Curriculum development; Multi-modal teaching and learning; English Language Learners (ELLs) and transitioning to undergraduate and graduate programs; Social justice/change

Professional Experience

- Tutor, UM Writing Center and Dade Correctional Institution