Tamara Sniad, Ph.D.

Tamara Sniad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Teaching/Instructional

Teaching & Learning

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Hall, Room 457
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091

  • Ph.D., Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.A. Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • B.A. Linguisticsm University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Graduate TESOL Certificate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Sniad, T. (2016) Next Generation Teachers in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms. In Handbook on Innovations in Learning for States, Districts, and Schools. Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL).

Sniad, T. (May 2015) "This Is Easier Than I Thought": Using ibooks as Authentic Assessments in Language Teacher Training, Paper to be presented at the Conference on Language Teacher Education (LTE), Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 15-16, 2015).

Sniad, T. (2015). Lesson Study: Collaboration for Improving Teaching, in M. Deprez (ed.) Sound Instruction: Collaboration in Education, Volume 3, Rapid Intellect. 100-106.

Sniad, T. (2014) Get Your Head in the Game: How Strategic Word Play Improves Reading for ELL Students. Keynote Address presented at the Teaching English/Language Arts in the Middle School Symposium

Sniad, T., Snethen, G., & Murray, K. (March 2014) Why We Ditched Our Textbooks: Creating Digital Learning Materials for Better Student Engagement. Paper presented at the Teaching with Technology Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Sniad, T. (February 2013). Gaining ‘New’ Perspectives on Classroom Behaviors through Lesson Study. Paper presented at the 34nd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Sniad, T. (Winter 2012). Lesson Study: Collaboration for Improving Teaching. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 16(4). 108-113.

Wassell, B. A. and Sniad, T. (November 2011) Exploring the use of co-teaching in foreign language teacher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Denver, Colorado.

(2011) "'You shouldn't be make'n people laugh when they're doing this': A performance-based analysis of role playing ", American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Chicago, IL

(2007). 'It's not necessarily the words ... , it's your presentation': Teaching the interactional text of the job interview. journal of Pragmatics, 39(11), 1974-1992

(2005). Theory of action in practice. The Evaluation Exchange, Volume XI Number 4. Winter 2005/2006

(2003). You Need to Be Professional: An Analysis of Teacher Positioning and Imagined Job Interviews in a Hospitalihj Training Program. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

(2002) (paper) American Association of Applied Linguistics, Salt Lake City

(2001) (paper) 23rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia PA

(2001) (paper) Society and Language Symposium Austin (SALSA), Austin TX

(2001) (Group Symposium Presenter) 22nd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia PA

(2001). I might not be front desk material: An analysis of language ideologies and hospitality training. Symposium about Language and Society- Austin (SALSA) Proceedings 9

(2000). Participant framework in tutor training. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 16 (2)

(2000). Review of Language, Culture, and Power: Bilingual Families and tire Struggle for QualihJ Education. Linguistics in Education, 11(2), 175-177

(1999). Review of Focus on Form in Classroom Second Language Acquisition. Penn TESOL East Quarterly, Winter, 1999

(1988) (paper) Sunshine State TESOL Convention

(1997) (paper) Southeast Regional TESOL Convention

(1998). Games with Face: A Sociolinguist Analysis of Cosmetic Sales. MA Thesis, University of Florida