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Trischa Duke

Academic Chair


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Addams Hall, Room 105


830 S. Halsted St.

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Trischa Duke


I've been teaching for over 30 years in various contexts, including junior high and high school English, college composition, intensive English, and academic English for international students. I started working with the Tutorium’s Intensive English Program in 2010, and with the undergraduate pathway when that program started in Spring 2017. Throughout the years I've met some fantastic students at UIC!

My current research focuses on post-secondary English language learner development and retention as well as English as an additional language (EAL) writing and writing instruction. My other research interests include teacher development and program evaluation. I generally teach English for Academic Purposes, international freshman orientation, and writing support courses.

Although I'm originally from Louisiana, I love living in Chicago. I've been here for 20 years. I love learning about new cultures and ways of life and am excited to get to know new people. In general, I enjoy spending time at home with my cats, trying new restaurants, reading, cooking and baking, and shopping.

Service to Community

Commissioner, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

Site Reviewer, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

Member, TESOL Professional Development Professional Committee

Certified Online and Blended Course Reviewer, Quality Matters (QM)

Proposal Reviewer, TESOL

Chair, Tutorium Professional Development Committee


EdD student in Learning Design and Leadership, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. in English Literature, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Licensures and Certifications

Illinois Professional Educator License (Secondary Language Arts)

Illinois English as a New Language Endorsement

Professional Memberships

TESOL International

Illinois TESOL/Bilingual English (ITBE)

National Association of Bilingual English (NABE)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Selected Presentations

  • Observations on Authoring OER Textbooks: Seizing Opportunities and Avoiding Obstacles (co-presenter), TESOL International Convention (2023)
  • Scaffolding Independent Think-Aloud Activities for Struggling College-Level Readers (co-presenter), TESOL International Convention (2023)
  • Embracing a Growth Mindset Toward Plagiarism with Developmental Writers, Conference on College Composition and Communication (2023)
  • Beyond Editing: Scaffolding Writers’ Peer Review Skills with Google Docs (co-presenter) Conference on College Composition and Communication (2023)
  • OER Textbook: English for Academic Purposes: Writing for Success, 2022 (link)
  • OER Textbook: Integrated Skills: Academic Writing with Sources, 2021 (link)
  • "But I'm Not ESL": Understanding and Respecting Identities While Addressing the Unique Needs of University Pathway Students (co-presenter), TESOL International Convention (2021)
  • Fostering Teacher Agency Through Reflective, Collaborative Peer Observation (co-presenter), Illinois TESOL/Bilingual English Conference (2019)
  • Electronic Language Translators: How Do We Successfully Incorporate Them into English Composition Classrooms and Programs to the Benefit of Our Students? (co-presenter), Conference on College Composition and Communication (2018)
  • Incorporating Study Skills into an IEP (or Any) Classroom, Illinois TESOL/Bilingual English Conference (2015)