I am an applied linguist with specialization in the interdisciplinary fields of second language studies and sociolinguistics. My research focuses on language ideologies; language learner identities and emotions; English medium instruction and transnational higher education in the Arabian Peninsula; global Englishes; and Arabic heritage language learners. My work has appeared in international journals such as TESOL Quarterly, System, Multilingua, and World Englishes. I am currently editing a special journal issue on the emotional impact of English medium instruction (EMI) in higher education.
- Ph.D. in Second Language Studies (SLS), Michigan State University - (East Lansing, Michigan, United States) 2011
- M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language, Michigan State University - (East Lansing, Michigan, United States) 2006
- Cert. in TESOL, American University - (Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States) 2002
- B.A. in International Relations, American University - (Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States) 2002
- Hillman, S (2021). Linguistically Responsive Instruction in International Branch Campuses: Beliefs and Practices of Liberal Arts and STEM Instructors. TESOL Quarterly. 55(4), 1162-1189.
- Hillman, S., Graham, K. M., & Eslami, Z. R (2021). EMI and the international branch campus. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 44(2), 229-252.
- Graham, K. M., Eslami, Z. R., & Hillman, S (2021). From English as the medium to English as a medium: Perspectives of EMI students in Qatar. System. 99, 102508-102508.
- Hillman, S., Selvi, A. F., & Yazan, B (2021). A scoping review of world Englishes in the Middle East and North Africa. World Englishes. 40(2), 159-175.
- Ahmad, R., & Hillman, S (2021). Laboring to communicate: Use of migrant languages in COVID-19 awareness campaign in Qatar. Multilingua. 40(3), 303-337.
- Hillman, S. K (2015). Basic Arabic for health care professionals. Trace, J., Hudson, T., & Brown, J. D. (Eds.), Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes. 35-47. University of Hawai'i.
- Amani, S., Youssef, E., Alagha, R., Hillman, S., & Ruimi, A (2021). “This is a Very Male Job”: Challenges Encountered by Females During Recruitment and Hiring for Engineering Jobs in Qatar. 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access Proceedings, 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
- Hillman, S., & Salama, G (2018). Female Participation in Engineering Fields: Successes, Challenges, and Recommendations in a Non-western Context. TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A DIGITAL WORLD, Teaching and Learning in a Digital World. 716, 323-331.
- Hillman, S., Salama, G., Ocampo Eibenschutz, E., Awadh, S., & El Said, L (2017). Being Female and an Engineering Student in Qatar: Successes, Challenges, and Recommendations. 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. 2017-June(Women in Engineering Division Technical Sessi),
- Experts discuss paradigm shift in teaching English Dawn November 8, 2021
- QMC plays vital role in fight against Covid-19 Gulf Times November 30, 2020
- Female deans give tips to aspiring women leaders Gulf Times October 28, 2020
- ‘Both genders should assist women in pursuit of academic leadership’ Qatar Tribune October 28, 2020
- Experts discuss role of translation in spreading awareness of pandemic Qatar Tribune October 15, 2020