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Faculty Profile

MICHAEL CARL RAINES

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MODERN LANGUAGES
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF TESL
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HOWRY HALL #204
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1492
Joined UM: 08/17/2004

Areas of Expertise

  • EDUCATION
  • ENGLISH
  • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
  • LANGUAGE AND COGNITION
  • LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, LATIN AMERICA
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SECOND-LANGUAGE ACQUISITION THEORY
  • SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE
  • SPANISH CULTURAL STUDIES
  • SPANISH FILM
  • TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
  • TEACHING METHODS
  • TEACHING STRATEGIES

Brief Bio

Michael C. Raines is Instructional Assistant Professor of TESL and ESL. Dr. Raines received his Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi in 1999. He taught at the University of Alabama until 2003 where he received his second masters in Romance Languages, Emphasis in Spanish. During his tenure there, Dr. Raines had the opportunity to teach graduate courses in TESL in Colombia, South America. In 2004, he returned to the University of Mississippi to teach Spanish and ESL. In 2010, Dr. Raines began teaching various graduate TESL courses in the Department of Modern Languages. He also teaches the on-line TESL courses for the satellite campuses for the University. In 2013, Dr. Raines had the honor of receiving the "Instructor of the Year" in Liberal Arts. Each year, he presents in at least two conferences on the topics of TESOL, culture, dialect, and linguistics.

Degrees

BA
PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1994)
MA
TESOL
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1996)
PHD
TESOL
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1999)
MA
ROMANCE LANGUAGES
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA/ TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA (2002)

Committee Memberships

Advisory Board-CETL
Other Kind of Committee

Awards

College of Liberal Arts - Instructor of the Year
2013