About me

  I am an Assistant (Associate, as of July 2017!) Professor at Middlebury College, where I teach courses in Writing, Linguistics, and Education. My research focuses on high-school-to-college transitions for immigrant and refugee students, as well as on curricular innovation in courses for multilingual/ESL writers.

Curriculum Vitae


October 2016: I gave a talk as part of Middlebury’s faculty lecture series, entitled “From Trauma to Resilience: New Directions in Literacy Education Research in Refugee Resettlement Communities.”

Summer 2016: I started working as a consultant with Burlington School District, helping to design and facilitate a review of the English Language Learner Program.

December 2015: We received a wonderful range of chapter proposals for our edited collection on refugee-background students, including authors from 10 countries and a variety of institutional contexts. Very exciting!

July 2015: I am proud to share the Call for Chapter Proposals for a book collection on refugee-background students I’ll be co-editing with two amazing colleagues from other institutions.

Sept 2014: My co-authored book, Fostering  International Student Success in Higher Education, has just been released by TESOL Press.  Review copies are available–contact me (sshapiro [at] middlebury.edu) for more info.