Sarah Huffman


Dept:Graduate College
Office:1137 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA



Ph.D. Iowa State University, Applied Linguistics & Technology

M.A. Iowa State University, Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics

Courses I Teach

GR ST 536: Preparing Publishable Thesis Chapters

GR ST 566: Communications in Science

GR ST 531-534: Academic Communication Practices Certification Track courses

Research Areas

Genre and discourse analysis; academic writing instruction; systemic functional linguistic approaches to language learning and analysis; graduate writing tutor training; corpus linguistics.


Huffman, S., Cotos, E., & Becker, K. (2022). Preparing to Publish. Iowa State University Digital Press, Ames, Iowa.

Huffman, S.(2022). Review of Expressing critical thinking through disciplinary texts: Insights from five genre studies, by I. BruceEnglish for Specific Purposes, 66, 108-110.

Park, M. & Huffman, S. (2020). Developing an aeronautical English training unit based on the ADDIE model in an EFL context. [Special issue: Aviation English].The ESPecialist, 41(4), 1-25.

Todey, E. & Huffman, S. (2020, August 17). Prioritizing graduate student needs in shifting Peer Review Groups online during COVID-19. WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2020). Understanding graduate writers' interaction with and impact of the Research Writing Tutor during revisionJournal of Writing Research, 12(1), 187-232.

Cotos, E., Link, S., & Huffman, S. (2017). Effects of DDL technology on genre learning. Language Learning & Technology, 21(3), 104-130.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2017). A Move/Step model for Methods sections: Demonstrating rigour and credibility. English for Specific Purposes, 46,90-106.

Cotos, E., Link, S., & Huffman, S. (2016). Studying disciplinary corpora to teach the craft of Discussion. Writing & Pedagogy, 8(1), 85-116.

Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2015). Furthering and applying move/step constructs: Technology-driven marshaling of Swalesian genre theory for EAP pedagogy. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 19, 52-72.

Huffman, S. (2015). Exploring learner perceptions of and interaction behaviors using the Research Writing Tutor for research article Introduction section draft analysis. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

Cotos, E., & Huffman, S. (2013). Learner fit in scaling up automated writing evaluation. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 3(3), 77-98.

Huffman, S. (2011). Using mobile technologies for synchronous CMC to develop L2 oral proficiency. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.), Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) 2010 Conference Proceedings 2010. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University.

Huffman, S. (2011). Livemocha media review. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language: The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language, 15 (3).

Huffman, S. (2010). The influence of collaboration on attitudes towards English vocabulary learning. (Unpublished Masters thesis). Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.


Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)

Consortium on Graduate Communication (CGC)

American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)