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    Betsy Gilliland

    Betsy Gilliland is the Action Research Project Lead for the 2023 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in Action Summer Institute. An associate professor in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, she holds a PhD in Education from the University of California Davis, an MA in TESOL from the SIT Graduate Institute, and a BA in Russian Studies from Brown University. Her research interests focus on adolescent second language literacy and language teacher learning, with a focus on teachers’ development of classroom research skills and their ongoing research practices. She has recently coordinated a team of graduate student writing teachers in the UHM English Language Institute to implement and investigate the effects of teacher-led small-group writing conferences in online classrooms; the team has presented their research at international conferences including TESOL and AAAL. Betsy is the co-author of the book Beyond “Teaching to the Test”: Rethinking Accountability and Assessment for English Language Learners, published by the National Council of Teachers of English, and co-editor of the open access Journal of Response to Writing.