Maggie Sokolik

Job title: 
Program Director

Maggie Sokolik has a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from UCLA. She has taught writing and technical communication on the Berkeley campus since 1992. She has taught Reading & Composition courses, advanced composition, American Cultures courses, and a full range of courses for multilingual student writers. She is the author of more than thirty ESL and composition textbooks, including Sound Ideas, co-authored with former KQED Forum Host, Michael Krasny. She has also written for and been featured in several educational video projects in Japan. She travels frequently to speak about grammar, writing, and instructor education, most recently in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Turkey, New Zealand, Nepal, and Australia.

She teaches several MOOCs through

  • How to Write an Essay
  • Academic and Business Writing
  • English for Journalists
  • Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
  • Writing for Social Justice
Publications & Presentations: 

Online education, student engagement, writing for social justice, fiction writing and editing.

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