Janine Carlock

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
English as a Second Language

College Hall 448B
Phone: 412.396.4724


M.A., Linguistics with TESOL certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
B.A., Chinese, University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Basic Reading A
Intermediate Grammar
Intermediate Reading
Advanced Writing
Advanced Grammar A
Advanced Grammar B
Advanced Speaking/Listening
Term Paper
Academic Writing in Context
Research and Info Skills


Presented with two other University of Pittsburgh writing instructors at CCCC conference in Spring 2013 about our work with freshman Chinese student learners

Participated as part of a panel at the 2012 Spring Three Rivers TESOL meeting to discuss preparing international students for university writing; I discussed why we chose to write The ESL Handbook and the process we underwent writing The ESL Handbook and getting it published to provide others interested in writing materials with basic information for their reference

Presented at the IWCA(International Writing Center Association) conference in Baltimore in November, 2010 informing others about the University of Pittsburgh Writing Center's Freshman Engineering Writing Program


In process, Fall 2016 anticipated release date
with co-authors: A Research Paper Writing Handbook (working title), University of Michigan Press

November 2012
A Condensed ESL Writer's Handbook, a version of An ESL Writer's Handbook, requested by users of the original handbook, University of Michigan Press

May 2010
with co-authors, An ESL Writer's Handbook and A Workbook to Accompany the ESL Writer's Handbook, University of Michigan Press

February 2009
appendix for John M. Lannon's book The Writing Process: A Concise Rhetoric, Reader, and Handbook 10th Edition, Longman


Janine Carlockjoined the full-time staff of ESL Programs at Duquesne University in the summer of 2015. She has a Bachelor's degree in Chinese and a Master's degree in Linguistics, both earned at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a certificate to teach ESL while pursuing her Linguistics degree. She has been an ESL instructor for over 25 years and has taught students of all ages and in a variety of contexts, with the majority being at the university level in a classroom setting. Her special areas of interest are academic writing and speaking. In addition to teaching ESL courses, she has taught entry-level composition courses at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University in addition to working one-on-one as a consultant and as a member of the Freshman Engineering Writing Program staff for 15 years at the University of Pittsburgh Writing Center. She is the co-author of two academic writing textbooks for international students and single author of a 2020 textbook on information literacy.