Lan Wang-Hiles, Ph.D.

Lan Wang-Hiles earned her Ph.D. in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Composition and TESOL. She earned her MA in Applied Linguistics and ESL from Georgia State University. She also received two BAs in China. One is in English from Hebei University; the other is in Law from China University of Political Science and Law. At West Virginia State University, she directed English as a Second language (ESL) Program for six years. Courses frequently taught by Dr. Wang-Hiles include Research Writing, College Composition, Linguistics (different levels), Theory and Practice of Writing Tutoring, and Practical English Grammar in Use. Her research interests include L2 writing, writing center theory and practice, second language acquisition, TESOL methodology, and composition studies. Dr. Wang-Hiles is an active researcher as she presents annually at national, international, and regional conferences such as Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW), International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), West Virginia TESOL (WVTESOL), and NY State TESOL, etc. Her studies have been published as peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in these fields. Currently, she serves on the Non-native English-Speaking Writing Instructors (NNESWIs) Executive Committee as the Liaison to CCCC Caucuses as well as on the WVTESOL Board as a Higher Education Representative. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and painting.
Lan Wang-Hiles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tuesday: 9:00 - 11:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00
and other hours by appointment 
202 Hill Hall
Phone: (304) 766-3055
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