Patrick Flink

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Assistant Professor
Academic Literacy and Linguistics


Office: N-473

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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

Courses Taught

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

    Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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