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Athabasca University

Michael Volek

Academic Coordinator, English Language and Effective Writing Skills



  • M.A. (Philosophy) McMaster University
  • M.A. (Applied Languages Studies) Carleton University
  • Ph.D. (English) The University of British Columbia


After working for a number of years as an English instructor at Tsuyama National College of Technology, I returned to Canada to pursue a Ph.D. in English. In 2014, I completed my doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia with a dissertation that examined the propagation of language theory in academic communities of practice. My research interests include pragmatics, stylistics, discourse analysis, and rhetorical genre theory.

Updated August 01 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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