Areas of Expertise

Sunghee Ahn specializes in teaching introductory academic writing to second language writers.

Teaching Interests

Sunghee's teaching interests include developing theme-based writing curriculums and designing instructional material with emphasis on modeling and metacognition. Her teaching approach focuses on helping second language writers develop close reading strategies and connect reading and writing practices.


Sunghee's research interests are in second language writing pedagogy, in particular reading-writing connections, writing-about-writing (WAW) approach to teaching first-year writing, and instructional support for second language writers. In her recent collaborative teaching research, she experimented with implementing a unique reading support system for first-year writing students.


M.A. in International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A. in Government, Cornell University

Professional Associations

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)