Jamie Schissel

Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department 
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Assistant Professor
Email: jlschiss@uncg.edu
Office: 464 SOE Building

Research Interest

Language policy, Language testing, Assessment, Translanguaging, Discourse analysis, Ethnographic methods


  • Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A.T. English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, Georgetown University
  • B.A. German Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa


Dr. Schissel’s research focuses on the education of emergent bilingual students, specifically how language education policies around assessments interact with teaching and learning. Dr. Schissel currently serves as Chair of the American Association of Applied Linguists Dissertation Award Committee and Faculty Advisor for the Working Papers on Language and Diversity in Education for graduate students at UNCG. She teaches courses on applied linguistics at UNCG for undergraduate and graduate students and has joint appointment in the Education Research Methods Department.

Link to Dr. Schissel’s CV



Schissel, J.L. (2014). Classroom use of test accommodations: Issues of access, equity, and conflation. Current Issues in Language Planning Journal, 15(3), 282-295. DOI:10.1080/14664208.2014.915458

Flores, N., Schissel, J.L. (2014). A heteroglossic approach to standards-based reform in a globalized world. TESOL Quarterly, 48(3), 454-79.