Tony Cimasko

Tony Cimasko

Senior Lecturer

318 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus


  • PhD in English, Purdue University, 2009
  • M.Ed in Bilingual, ESL, Multicultural Education, University of Massachussetts, 2004
  • BS in Environmental and Business Economics, Rutgers University, 1991

Teaching Interests

  • L2 Writing
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • Qualitative Research
  • TESOL Methods

Research Interests

  • Professional and academic genres
  • L2 writing
  • Multimodal composition
  • TESOL Methods

Selected Publications


  • Kang, H. S., Shin, D. S., & Cimasko, T. (Eds.). (2020). Online education for teachers of English as a global language. New York: Routledge.
  • Cimasko, Tony, and Melinda Reichelt, eds. Foreign Language Writing Instruction: Principles and Practices. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2011.


  • Shin, D. S., Cimasko, T., & Yi, Y. (2020). "Development of metalanguage for multimodal composing: A case study of an L2 writer's design of multimedia texts." Journal of Second Language Writing47, 100711.
  • Cimasko, T., & Shin, D.S. (2017). "Multimodal resemiotization and authorial agency in an L2 writing classroom." Written Communication34(4), 387-413.
  • Silva, Tony, and Tony Cimasko. "Knowledge Consumer to Knowledge Producer: Preliminary Exams and the Prospectus." Graduate Study in Second Language Writing (pp. 170-189). Ed. Tony Silva & Paul Kei Matsuda. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015.
  • Cimasko, Tony. Review of Constructing Interpersonality: Multiple Perspectives on Written Academic Genres, ed. Rosa Lorés-Sanz, Pilar Mur-Deñas, and Enrique Lafuente-Millán. English for Specific Purposes July 2011:238-240.
  • Cimasko, Tony. "A Little More Relevance.' What Is "College-Level' Writing? Volume 2 (online supplement). Ed. Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blauly. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2010.
  • Shin, Dong-shin, & Tony Cimasko. "New Tools, Traditional Norms: Multimodal Design and Second Language Composition." Computers and Composition 25.4 (2008): 376-95.
  • Roberts, Felicia, & Tony Cimasko. "Evaluating ESL: Making Sense of University Professors' Responses to Second Language Writing." Journal of Second Language Writing, 17.3: 125-143.

Grants and Awards

  • Howe Writing Center Departmental Faculty Grant — ENG 108 curriculum assessment — Spring 2015
  • Walter P. Johnson Award, Honorable Mention — Heavy Gate: Outer and Expanding Circle Scholars in TESOL Quarterly, 2007

Work in Progress

Tony Cimasko is conducting research on participation by second language learners in mixed classrooms, multimodal argument writing, and feedback practices.  He is also continuing research into ways in which second language writers can successfully bring their first languages into professional and academic texts.