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Miranda K. McCarvel

Multilingual Writing Specialist; Lecturer in Writing & Public Discourse, Education & Child Study, & Anthropology

Miranda McCarvel


Seelye Hall 307


Miranda McCarvel is the multilingual writing specialist at the Jacobson Center and teaches composition for bilinguals and non-native speakers of English, along with a variety of linguistics courses. Her research interest is in teaching in higher education with an emphasis on teaching English as a second language and linguistics. Her pedagogical approach centers on using evidence-based instructional practices to create an inclusive, student-led classroom that encourages students to take an active role in their education.

McCarvel has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and master’s and doctoral degrees in linguistics. Her graduate research focused on Jèrriais, an endangered Romance language.


Office Hours

Spring 2023

Tuesday 3-4, Wednesday 1-2, and by appointment.


Ph.D., University of Utah
M.A., B.A., University of Montana