Associate Professor Christina DeCoursey

Associate Professor Christina DeCoursey did her PhD at the University of Toronto, where she received a Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada scholarship. She did her post-doctoral fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. As  Director of Writing Programs at the American University in Bulgaria, and later the Arthur Samy Language Learning Centre at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, she gained experience with English language teaching and testing. She founded and ran the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s MA in English Language Arts, organised its annual “Language Arts and Linguistics” conference, edited its proceedings, and founded and edited the Taylor and Francis journal Language Arts and Linguistics with Michael Halliday and Christian Matthiessen. She was on the International Steering Committee for’s annual Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds conference, and edited two volumes of its proceedings. As chair of the Department of English Linguistics and Translation at the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut, Lebanon, she worked with refugees in the area of healthcare communication, and served as TESOL ESP rep (Middle East). Recently, she was Division Head (Humanities) at Innopolis University in the Russian Federation. She is on the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and the Journal of Chinese Society and Culture, and the International Management Committee of the Australian National University’s Institute for Research in Healthcare Communication.


C.A. DeCoursey, “Metadiscourse and novice Arabic-speaking L2 English writers: A thematic content and process type analysis” English Studies at New Bulgarian University 5(2), 284-307..

C. A DeCoursey and Ewa B. Krawczyk, (2017) “The major in cultural context: Choosing Liberal Arts in the Marshall Islands” English Language Teaching 10(11), 214-228.

C.A. DeCoursey (2017) “Attitudes of professional Muslim women in Saudia Arabia regarding wearing the abaya” Asian Culture and History 9(2), 16-28.

C.A. DeCoursey (2017) “Appraising English-speaking international university student attitudes towards their elite second-language education and status” English Language and Literature Studies 7(2), 85-98.

C.A. DeCoursey, Boris Naimushin, Hidayet Tuncay and Maria Stepanova (2017) “Attitudes towards refugees in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia” Asian Social Science 13(5), 116-130.

DeCoursey, C.A. & Dean A.F. Gui (2018) (Eds.) Games and Narrative, Leadership and Learning in Virtual Worlds, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK.

DeCoursey, C.A. (2014) Language arts in Asia 2: Literature, drama and popular culture. Newcastle upon Tyne UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

DeCoursey, C.A. and Garrett, S. (Eds.) (2014) Teaching and learning in virtual worlds, Oxford: IDNet.

DeCoursey, C.A. (Ed.) (2012) Language arts in Asia: Literature and drama in English, Putonghua and Cantonese. Newcastle upon Tyne UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

DeCoursey, C.A. (2016) “Computer self-efficacy in global contexts: Appraising Chinese and Indian nonspecialists’ attitudes to common and advanced computer tasks” International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education 6(1), n.p.

DeCoursey, C.A. and C.B. Sati, (2016) “Computing self-efficacy and learner emotions across a 5-week multimedia authoring task” International Journal of Psychological Studies 8(2), 95-110.

DeCoursey, C.A. & Dandashly, N. (2015) “Digital literacies and generational microcultures: Email feedback in Lebanon” English Language Teaching 8(11), 216-230.

DeCoursey, C.A. (2013) “Appraising adult second-language learners’ subjectivity and ability in virtual worlds” International Journal of English Linguistics, 3(6), 44-58.

DeCoursey (2013) “Teaching animation with other subject knowledge: Appraising student attitudes towards eight components of the technical syllabus” International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education 5(3), 255-275.

DeCoursey, C.A. (2012) “Trialing cartoons: Teachers’ attitudes towards animation as an ELT instructional tool” Computers & Education, 59(2), 436-448.