Pamela Mary Wesely

Pamela Mary Wesely

Associate Professor
N282 Lindquist Center
Teaching and Learning
Iowa City, IA 52242
pamela-wesely@uiowa.edu
319-335-5261 (phone)
319-335-5608 (fax)
Personal Website

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Second Languages and Cultures, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 2009

Research Interests

  • Mixed Methods Research Methodology
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Student Motivation and Attitude in Foreign Language Education
  • Teacher Experience and Beliefs Relating to Foreign Language Education
  • Parent Experience and Beliefs Relating to Foreign Language Education
  • Foreign Language Immersion Education
  • Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • English as a Second Language Education

Teaching Interests

  • Foreign Language Education Pedagogy
  • Mixed Methods Research Methodology
  • Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • English as a Second Language Pedagogy
  • Second Language Program Management

Professional Activities and Membership

  • American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL)
  • Iowa World Languages Association (IWLA)

Awards and Professional Recognition

  • IWLA All-Star Session
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, Graduate School, University of Minnesota
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award
  • Graduate Fellow, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

Journal Articles


Books and Book Chapters


Other Work


Selected Presentations

  • Wesely, P. M. (2014, November). Maximizing student attitudes and interests in the tech-enhanced classroom. Paper presented at the National conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Cultures, San Antonio, TX.
  • Wesely, P. M. (2013, November). The Practicality and Reality of Technology Integrationin the Foreign Language Classroom. Paper presented at the National conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Orlando, Florida.
  • Wesely, P. M. (2013, November). Using Online Resources to Cultivate French Students’ Understanding of Cultures . Paper presented at the National conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Orlando, Florida.
  • Wesely, P. M. (2013, April). The online community of practice of teachers on Twitter: Professional development 2.0? Paper presented at the National conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wesely, P. M. (2012, March). Cross-cultural understanding in immersion students. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2012 Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Wesely, P. M. (2012, January). Intercultural competence in one-way elementary immersion program graduates. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, Tucson, AZ.
  • Wesely, P. M. (2011, November). Learner attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs in language learning. Paper presented at the National conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages., Denver, CO.

Selected Contracts and Grants

  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), Plakans, Lia Margaret (Co-Investigator), & Wesely, Pamela Mary (Senior Personnel), "Bridging academic content and English language learning to prepare Iowa teachers of English Learners (EL Bridge Project)," Sponsored by US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, Federal Government, $1874029. (April, 2012).
  • Wesely, Pamela Mary, "Collaborative Web Technologies in the Second Language Classroom: A Multiple Case Study," Sponsored by Social Sciences Funding Program, Office of the Vice President for Research, The University of Iowa, $20450. (January, 2013–June, 2014).
  • Wesely, Pamela Mary (Principal Investigator), "Research Priorities Grant," Sponsored by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Private, $500.00. (November, 2010–July, 2011).