Dr. Umit Boz

Pronouns: he/him


Associate Professor (Teaching)

Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Language and Literacy

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.2136


Office: EDT322


Educational Background

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction (Language and Literacies Specialization), State University of New York at Albany,

M.S. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), State University of New York at Albany,

B.S. Avionics (Ranked first in graduating class of the program), Anadolu University,

Minor Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Anadolu University,


Dr. Umit Boz is an Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Werklund School of Education. He received his B.Sc. in Avionics (Aviation Electronics) from the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Anadolu University, Turkey. He then pursued his graduate studies at the State University of New York at Albany where he received his M.Sc. in TESOL and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Language and Literacies. Dr. Boz teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on subjects related to Second Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Learning.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics / L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique
  • The Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / L'Association Canadienne de Rédactologie


Areas of Research

Scholarly Activity

Positioned at the intersection of Applied Linguistics, Communication, and Education, Dr. Boz's research is centred on developing and applying novel discourse analysis techniques to better understand how students negotiate and (re)construct their interactional roles and identities in a variety of settings, including situated interactions, task-based dialogues, and small group learning.

  • Second language teaching and learning
  • Bi/Multilingual education
  • English for academic purposes (EAP) pedagogy and research
  • Content-based instruction
  • Intercultural pragmatics
  • Computational discourse analysis
  • Collaborative learning


Course number Course title Semester
EDER 66952 LEC 01 01 Aspect of Secd Lang & Culture 2021
EDUC 435 SEC 02 S02 Literacy, Language and Culture 2020


  • Werklund Teaching Excellence Award, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. 2022
  • The President’s Award for Leadership-International Student Leadership Award, State University of New York at Albany. 2014
  • Dr. Anna Maria Bonaventura Memorial Scholarship, State University of New York at Albany. 2013
  • The Mauritz Johnson Scholarship, State University of New York at Albany. 2012