Lily Lewis

Lily Lewis

Department of English Language and Linguistics
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title:  Exploring verb tense and aspect in successful student writing to inform EAP instruction
Supervisors: Dr Garry Plappert and Dr Paul Thompson
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics


  • MA in Linguistics (Syracuse University)
  • BA in Psychology & Italian (University of Delaware)


Lily has worked with a wide range of English language learners over the last 10+ years, including university students, diplomat spouses, and professional athletes. Her research seeks to align writing instruction in English for Academic Purposes with the findings of corpus linguistics.


  • Lecturer in Linguistics & TESL (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

Other activities

  • Assistant Coordinator of Corpus-Informed Research & Teaching Interest Group, CATESOL

Recent presentations:

  • Verb Tenses in EAP: What to Teach, What to Skip TESOL International Convention, Virtual (March 2022)
  • Corpus Tools to Support Vocabulary Development in Academic Writing CATESOL Annual Conference, Virtual (November 2021)