Affiliate Faculty, AUSB
Writing Center Director, AUSB
Allison Adelman, PhD, earned her degree in Linguistics from UC Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics. Her dissertation research focused on the second language acquisition of Japanese. She also holds an MA in Linguistics (from UCSB) and a BA in Linguistics and Spanish (from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania).
While earning her PhD, Allison taught Japanese language classes at UCSB as a teaching assistant. She also began working as a freelance editor and tutor of academic writing, specializing in the humanities and social sciences and in the writing of non-native English speakers.
Allison enjoys learning languages in her spare time; she speaks Japanese and Spanish, has studied Arabic and ASL, and is currently focused on learning Korean. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she has also lived briefly in Spain and South Korea, and for three years in Japan. While in Japan, Allison taught English as a Second Language to students of all ages, and subsequently became a trainer of ESL teachers. In her role at the AUSB Writing Center, she enjoys working with Antioch students and seeing them grow as writers.