Lutcher Brown Fellowship
Unfilled chairs and professorships are used to support recently tenured faculty and help accelerate the success of their research through fellowships. The fellowships are one-year, nonrecurring honorific appointments. Fellows are nominated by academic leadership and selected by the provost through a competitive process.
Bedrettin Yazan, Ph.D.
Lutcher Brown Fellowship
Associate Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Bedrettin Yazan’s research interests include language teacher identity, language policy and planning, and World Englishes. Methodologically he is interested in critical autoethnography, narrative inquiry, and qualitative case study.
Since 2014, Yazan has published nearly 50 articles in academic journals such as The Qualitative Report, TESOL Quarterly, Language Teaching Research, RECALL, Language and Intercultural Communication, Linguistics and Education, The Language Learning Journal, and World Englishes. He has also written or edited 10 refereed books, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 scholarly book chapters. His research output is extensive, with an h-index of 26 and over 5700 citations in the last eight years.
Outside of his research program, Yazan serves as Graduate Advisor of Record for the graduate Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) programs at UTSA and is a member of the doctoral studies committee within his department. He has also chaired or been a member of countless thesis and dissertation committees and supported his students as an academic advisor. He has served both the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Association in various leadership roles. He is currently co-editor of the TESOL Journal and associate editor of the International Multilingual Research Journal and the Journal of Second Language Teacher Education.
Yazan teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His teaching interests include language teaching methods, second language acquisition theories, and qualitative research methodology. He aims to prepare his students to be successful future teachers and researchers that engage with linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
Yazan received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014. Prior to joining UTSA in 2020, he was an assistant professor at The University of Alabama.