DALS Faculty & Staff

Faculty of Humanities

DALS Faculty & Staff

Deborah Yeager, EdD (OISE, University of Toronto)
Assistant Professor
MC-C414, Ext. 4438
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Dr. Yeager has been a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics since 2003. Prior to teaching in the department she enjoyed careers as a Nurse/Nurse Educator, having worked with Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs), in addition to other nursing populations, and as an ESL Listening Coordinator/Instructor in Brock University’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP).

Dr. Yeager is an active registered member of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), as well as a certified member of TESL Ontario.


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Dr. Yeager teaches courses in the Applied Linguistics/TESL stream at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, she teaches the following courses:

Undergraduate courses

  • LING 3P91 - Materials and Curriculum Design
  • LING 3P93 - Gender and Language
  • LING 4P82 - Teaching Listening and Speaking in a Subsequent Language 
  • INTC 2P94 - Theories and Models of Intercultural Relations

Graduate courses

  • LING 5P03 – Oral/Aural Skills in TESL: Theory, Research, and Practice


Dr. Yeager is currently involved in three research projects:
1. Life History Research examining the professional development of ES/EFL teachers over the career lifespan;
2. Sociocultural dimensions associated with academic literacy for First Year University Students in transition;
3. Ethical/sociocultural issues associated with health literacy in adults with intellectual disabilities.


Dr. Yeager is currently the Chair of the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) Status of Women Committee and a member of the BUFA Grievance Committee.

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