Full Time Faculty
Phone: (718) 368-6611
Office Location: C Cluster, C-302
Professor Martha Clark Cummings has an MA and EdD in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the New School Online University, Hunter College, and at Teachers College in New York and Tokyo. She teaches in the MA in TESOL Program at Hunter College and in the online MA TESOL Program at Anaheim University. She is currently chair of the TESOL Standing Committee on Diversity. She is the co-author of two ESL textbooks, Changes: Readings for Writers and Inspired to Write, and her articles have appeared in The Journal of Basic Writing, The Language Teacher, and PacCALL, among others.
ESL 07, ESL 09, ENG 93, ENG 12 (including fully online), ENG 24
MA in TESOL, Teachers College
MED in TESOL, Teachers College
EdD in TESOL, Teachers College
BA in French literature, New York University
Selected Publications and/or Other Resources
Withrow, J., Brookes, G., & Cummings, M.C. (2004). Inspired to write. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Withrow, J., Brookes, G., & Cummings, M.C. (1996). Changes: Readings for writing.New York: Cambridge University Press.
Cummings, M.C. (1995). Mono Lake stories. Monterey, CA: Rowbarge Press.
Articles, Book Chapters, Proceedings
Cummings, M.C. (2009) Someday this pain will be useful to you Journal of Basic Writing, 28/1: 71-89.
Cummings, M.C. (2010). Minna no Nihongo? Not! In Nunan, D. and Choi, J. (Eds.). Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity. Routledge. Release: March 2010.
Events and/or Key Dates
Critical linguistics, Critical Pedagogy, Computer-Mediated Communication
Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants
CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, Spring 2009
CUNY Stewart Travel Award, Spring 2009
Japan Ministry of Education, 2003-2004, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, A Study on Establishing Criteria for TOEFL Preparation 3,400,000 Japanese yen ( approx. $30,000)
United States Department of State, English Language Specialist Program
Turkey, 2009; Tunisia, 2003; Thailand, 2003; Cyprus, 2002
Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, 2000
Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award for Women Writers, honorable mention, 1999
Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers Award, 1994
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Grant in Fiction, 1990
City University of New York Incentive Award in Creative Writing, 1990
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, 1990
US Department of Education, Title VII Bilingual Education Fellow (Spanish) 1984-1987
Institutional Affiliations / Profession Societies
Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages
National Council of Teachers of English