Paul L. Markham

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9677
440 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Paul Markham completed his doctorate at The Ohio State University in 1984.

He had taught foreign languages and ESL prior to that time in Idaho and Utah.

Dr. Markham came to the University of Kansas in 1990. Since that time, the program course offerings and the number of ESOL endorsement recipients have increased substantially over the years. His primary research interests have focused on listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and teacher education in the second language.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1984
  • M.A., German Language and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1977
  • B.A., German and French Languages and Literatures, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1976

Specializations

TESOL

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  • Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
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  • Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
  • Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award