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Robert Troyer

Professor, English Studies Department

503-838-9123 | troyerr@wou.edu
BELL 301

Personal Website

At WOU since


Fun fact

Aside from being a linguist, I'm a PCIA certified rock climbing instructor and I occasionally teach Intro to Rock Climbing classes and weekend lead-climbing workshops for the WOU Health and Wellness Center. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Amity, Oregon

Office Hours

 12-1:00 in-person, 1:30-3:00 Zoom 12-1:00 in-person, 1:30-3:00 Zoom 
For Zoom Office Hours: email me for the link and passcode


Areas of responsibility

Professor of Linguistics

Institutional Reveiw Board Member



Ph.D. in Linguistics: English as an International Langauge Program, 2007, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok

MAT in Seconday Education, 1999, Western Oregon University, Monmouth

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, 1994, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth


Teaching focus

Recent/Current/Upcoming Courses

Ling 416: TEFL Practicum
Ling 410: Theories of Foreign Language Acquisition
Ling 350: Linguistics in the Digital Age
Ling 315: Structure of English
Ling 314: Language Study for Elementary/Middle Teachrs
Ling 312: Language and Society
Ling 310: Introduction to Linguistics
Ling 102: Language and Power

Past Courses

ED 607 & 638: Contextualized ELD Instruction
WR 135: College Writing II
WR 115: College Writing I
WR 115: College Writing I for International Students
Ling 136: Academic Discourse for International Students
Eng 104: Introduction to Literature--Fiction
Eng 105: Introduction to Literature--Drama
Eng 106: Introduction to Literature--Poetry


Research areas

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