Kimberly Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Bachelor’s in both Music (Vocal Performance) and Honors in English from Lenoir Rhyne University, and a Doctoral degree in Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She teaches, consults, and does curriculum development, nationally and internationally, in rhetoric and composition, research writing, and L2 writing and assessment, including English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL). In 2009, she taught introduction to linguistics, technical writing, communication, English Language Teaching methods, and L2 assessment courses as an English Language Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in her combined roles as a Visiting Lecturer and teacher trainer at Mzuzu University in Northern Malawi. She taught in the Second Language Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington from 2010-2013. She began teaching in the First Year Writing Program as an Assistant Professor (teaching/instructional) at Temple University in Fall 2013. She is currently working on a publication concerning literacy practices and the effects of the globalization of English in developing countries. She also does research related to race, ethnicity and cultural identity in regard to the professional development of writers as scholars in relation to their negotiation of public/private selves in academe.