Kathleen Moran

​Kathleen Moran
​Interdisciplinary Studies
Academic and professional designations
  • ​BA - Teaching English as a Second Language
  • BA - Psychology
  • MA - Applied Linguistics
  • OCELT, TESL Ontario
Courses taught
  • ​LIBS1540
  • LIBS1810
  • COMM1085
  • COMM1410
  • COMM1200
  • COMM1360
  • COMM1500
  • COMM1510
  • COMM1800
  • COMM1845
Areas of expertise & interest
​Teaching English as a Second Language, Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition for Adult Learners, Cultural Anthropology, Psychology of Language Acquisition
Industry experience, professional currency activities
​President of TESL Waterloo-Wellington (TESL Ontario)
Major research projects, scholarly activities, and/or publications

Author of:

  • The Empowered Writer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th editions, Oxford University Press
  • Workplace Communications: The Basics - Pearson
  • And Technical Communication, 1st Canadian edition

Creator of:

  • COMM1360 - Professional Communication
  • COMM1410 - Fundamentals for Effective Writing
  • COMM1510 - Basic Writing
Additional information
​Kathleen has taught at senior high schools, Okazaki Women's college, and Nihon Fukushi University in Japan, as well as at Brock University, Humber College, and the Waterloo Region Board of Education. She has been a full-time faculty member at Conestoga College since 2003, teaching into both the COMM and Liberal Studies departments. She has been nominated for the Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teacher award at Conestoga College. She is fluent in Japanese and has extensive knowledge of Japanese culture. Because of this, she is uniquely qualified to teach ESL students about the culture of Ontario colleges. She has a unique perspective of the Applied Linguistics field, as her graduate degree is from Australia. Kathleen is a frequent presenter at the TESL Ontario conferences.