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Mickey Schafer

Mickey Schafer
Senior Lecturer, Writing in the Disciplines and Outreach Coordinator
University Writing Program
302 Tigert Hall
PO Box 112020
352-846-1138 / 352-294-2936


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1998
  • MAT, English as a Second Language, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT, 1991
  • BA, Language, Culture, and Society, New College, Sarasota, FL, 1987

Scholarly Interests

  • Information Literacy – what are “best practices” for helping students attain higher levels of ability to filter, control, and manipulate information?
  • Literacy Practices of Health Practitioners – what do practicing clinicians really do in terms of professional literacy work?
  • Writing Science – what processes can increase a researcher’s publishing productivity?
  • Discourse Linguistics – (a long standing interest) – what language and cognitive structures govern language output in connected text/speech?
  • Applied Linguistics – how does theoretical knowledge translate into practice?