Academic Literacy and Linguistics
Phone: +1 (212) 220-1418
Dr. Flink ‘s educational history is as follows:
PhD in Education: English as Second Language
MS in Higher Education Administration
MA in English.
Dr. Flink is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He served as a combat medic in the United States Navy from 2001-2007. He served aboard the USS Essex in Sasebo, Japan, and at the Naval Hospital in Sigonella, Italy.
English Education, Composition, Bilingual Education, Adult Education
- M.A. National University, English,2009
- Ph.D. Northcentral University, Education: English as a Second Language,2015
- M.S. National University, Higher Education Administration,2015
- This introductory college level reading course emphasizes improved reading comprehension through the practice of literal, inferential and critical reading skills, vocabulary development, writing, flexible reading rates, and study skills. A variety of materials is used to enrich students??A? basic understanding of reading.
- This advanced reading course is designed to help students master a full range of college-level reading and related skills, including critical comprehension, vocabulary, writing, flexible rates of reading, and study strategies. A variety of college-level materials is used.
Research and Projects
- Silent Sustained Reading Within Developmental Reading Courses: Examining Effects on Reading Attitudes
The purpose of this project is to utilize a form of reading instruction, entitled Silent Sustained Reading, as a means of measuring how such instruction affects reading attitudes of students enrolled within developmental reading courses. Silent Sustained Reading is an instructional method used wherein class time is devoted to silent reading. This can occur either at the beginning or end of a class, and lasts anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
The purpose of using this instructional method is to not only measure the effects of the program on students’ reading motivation, but to hopefully establish a method of increasing students’ motivation to read for pleasure.
Reading comprehension and reading for pleasure are known throughout literature as elements conducive to vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, knowledge acquisition, and overall academic success.
- Latino English Language Learners’ Perceptions of College and Self: A Narrative Inquiry (Doctoral Dissertation), ProQuest