C Julie Whitlow

Professional Details

Title Vice Provost
Department Academic Affairs
Office Meier Hall 250A
Phone 978.542.7107
Email cjulie.whitlow@salemstate.edu
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Professional Biography

Julie Whitlow has recently been appointed  Assistant Provost for Global Engagement, overseeing activities of the Center for International Education (CIE).  Prior, she was a professor in the English department and coordinator of the graduate programs in teaching ESOL. In her 25 years at Salem State, Julie’s efforts include: initial development and initiation of the CIE’s Intensive English Language Program; working with international students through the English department’s writing program; developing and coordinating the various Graduate Programs in TESOL; serving as faculty study abroad advisor; and directing the Project SAEL National Professional Development grant to train ESL teachers in our region.  Julie’s international experience includes study abroad in France, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco and Fulbright Scholar in Nicaragua, teaching EFL in Portugal, visiting TESOL programs in China as a Whiting Fellow; participating in the Erasmus+ program in Poland, She has an M.Ed. in teaching ESOL and a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Boston University and she holds a B.A.from Louisiana State University. Her research interests include cultural adjustment and internationalization, sociolinguistics, gender and language, and second language writing.

Professional Interests

Interrnationalization of the curriculum and campus, accessibility for study abroad and global exchange for all faculty and students. 


Implementing the SSU Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Internationalization; oversees the Center for International Education, including the Intensive English Language Program, Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services and Exchanges.

Selected Publications

Whitlow, Julie and Ould, Patricia.   Same-Sex Marriage, Context, and Lesbian Identity:  Wedded but Not Always a Wife, Lexington Books, 2015.

Same Sex-Marriage and Context-Specific Kinship Terms, Journal of Homosexuality, 58:8, 1085–1109, 2011 (with Patricia Ould).

Can Written Second Language Grammar Improve without Explicit Instruction, Scientific Journals International, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, http://www.scientificjournals.org, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2006.

 Stranded on the Roof:  Confronting Issues of Race and Class in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Essential Teacher, TESOL Publications, Vol. 3, Issue 3, September 2006.

Comments on Shinichi Izumi and Martha Bigelow’s “Does Output Promote Noticing in Second Language Acquisition?” TESOL Quarterly 35:1, 2001

Counter Winds and Cross-Eyed Casters, bioStories, Vol. 6, 2016. http://www.biostories.com/media/Counter_Winds_and_Cross-eyed_Casters.pdf

 Beyond RETELL:  Taking the Lead in Ongoing Professional Development (with Melanie Gonzalez), MATSOL Currents, Vol. 36, No. 2, Fall/Winter, 2013.

The House of Taittinger:  Where Family Endures and Impresses, Quarterly Review of Wines, Featured Article, Fall 2013, http://www.qrw.com/articles/Taittinger.html



Selected Presentations

“Current Trends in Teaching Writing,” Renmin University of China                  2016

“Wedded but Not Always a Wife:  Negotiating Identity by Married Lesbians,” IGALA,Hong Kong                                                                                                   2016

“Directed Self Placement for Multilingual Writers: Empowering Choices,” with Melanie Gonzalez, MATSOL, Framingham, MA.                                          2016

“Don't Call Me That! How Words Shape Identity in Lesbian Wives,Chosen Names, and Gender-neutral Pronouns at a Time of Cultural Shift,”Panel Presentation, SSU, 2016

 “Reflecting and Planning:  Family and Community Engagement,”(with Omar Longus) Salem Public School Professional Development Series    2015                                                  

“Using FLCs to Extend ESL Content beyond the SEI Classroom,”(with Melanie Gonzalez), MACTE Conference, Worcester, MA2015


Personal Interests

Exploring the world through travel, food, and personal connections.