Dr. Scott Phillabaum

Scott Phillabaum received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA in 2004 and specializes in the study of discourse and conversation. His research focuses on the linguistic and embodied practices that characterize communities and through which individuals participate in specific communities. In particular, he is interested in the situated nature of learning and the ways in which individuals make meaning through the interaction of language and other sign systems. Prior to coming to San Jose State University, Dr. Phillabaum was on the faculty of the English Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Phillabaum is currently the Department's TESOL Coordinator.