Jill Manoukian is an Instructor of English Language in the Language and Literature Department. She has lived and taught in Amman, Jordan; Beirut, Lebanon; the United States; and now the United Arab Emirates. She has worked as a columnist for a Jordanian newspaper, taught at the American Lebanese Language Center, was a Research and Development Officer for Wellspring Learning Community in Beirut, and worked as an educational coach for Kaplan University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jill Manoukian has an M.A. in English and TESL certification from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). As a graduate student, she earned the Peter Bassett Barlow Award for a graduate research paper. She also has a B.S. in Architectural Studies from Andrews University, located in Michigan, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors as a J. N. Andrews Scholar.
Her research interests include metaphor analysis, politeness theory, composition theory, and student motivational techniques for at risk students.
- Midwest Anthropologic-Linguistic Symposium – Presenter – March 2008 (Indianapolis, IN USA)
- TESL Arabia – co-presenter of a paper: “Plagiarism Rife Among UAE Students, Why?” (Dubai, UAE)