Curriculum Vitae

Ghanashyam Sharma


Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York: Fall 2012 – Present.

University Fellow, English Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky: 2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2012.

Research Assistant to the Dean of Graduate School, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky: 2009 – 2011.

Teaching Assistant, English Department,University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky: 2006 – 2008, 2009 – 2011.

Lecturer of English, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (also taught part time at RR Campus, Campion College, Kathmandu Model College, and Kathmandu Don Bosco College): 2001 – 2006.

English Teacher, Nepal: GEMS, Lalitpur, Nepal 1998 – 2000 & New Pinewood School, Butwal, Nepal 1994 – 1997.


Spirit of Diversity Award, Career Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, April 2016.

John Richard Binford Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies (Doctoral Commencement), U of Louisville, Kentucky, 2012.

K. Patricia Cross Future Leader Award, Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2012.

Dean’s List and Dean’s Citation Awards, PhD, U of Louisville, 2012, MA, U of Louisville, 2008.

Barbara Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, English Department, University of Louisville, 2011.

Alice Barns Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements in MA, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, December 2008.

Mahendra Bidya Bhusan, National Academic Excellence Gold Medal, Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2000.


Research Initiative Grant from Conference on College Composition and Communication (part of National Council of Teachers of English), with Ligia Mihut (Barry U, Florida), Santosh Khadka (Cal State Northridge), and Sara Alvarez (U of Louisville). Research based in Colombia, Romania, Nepal, and India — studying academic writing and global engagement.

Presidential Diversity Mini Grant, 2015-16 for designing and implementing professional development workshops for graduate international students – with Alfreda James.

Presidential Mini Diversity Grant, 2014-15 for designing and presenting academic transition and support workshops for undergraduate international students – with Mawii Ralte, Gene Hammond, Katherine Kaiser.

TALENT Grant (Teaching and Learning Enhancement through New Technology), Stony Brook University, May 2013.

University Fellowship, University of Louisville, 2008-2012.

Diligence Scholarships MA 1997-99, BA 1994-96 (Tribhuvan University), Kathmandu, Nepal.


Article: “World Rhetorics: A Course for the Next Generation of Writing Teachers” for Composition Studies (2016).

Article: “Cultural Schemas and Pedagogical Uses of Literacy Narratives: A Reflection on My Journey with Reading and Writing” for College Composition and Communication. August 2015.

Chapter: “Addressing Monolingual Dispositions with Translingual Pedagogy.” In Practical Pedagogies: Engaging Domestic and International Students in Translingual & Translocal Writing. Frost, Blum-Malley & Kiernan. (forthcoming).

Chapter: Coauthored with Soni Adhikari: “Using Mobile Videocapture to Facilitate Student Writing and Learning” in Mobile Technology and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers Ed: Claire Lutkewitte (NCTE), 2016.

Op-Eds: Column about higher education and society in Nepal and beyond, Republica (a sister publication/distributor of The New York Times in Kathmandu, Nepal), July 2014-

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Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York Fall 2012- (Assistant Professor)– WRT 614: World Rhetorics; WRT 621: Graduate Level Writing; JRN 502 & 506: Communicating Science; WRT 304: Writing For Your Professions; WRT 302: Writing Across Cultures and Contexts; WRT 301: Honors Business Ethics Thesis; GLS 102: Global Citizenship; WRT 102: Intermediate College Writing; WRT 101: Introductory College Writing.

University of Louisville, 2007-2011 (Graduate Teaching Assistant): Business Writing (Engl 306), Advanced Composition (Engl 105), British Literature (Engl 302), Intermediate College Composition (Engl 102), Introduction to College Composition (Engl 101).

Tribhuvan University (Central Department of English, Campion College, Kathmandu Model College), Nepal, 2000-2006 (Lecturer): Survey of British and American Poetry (graduate course), Linguistics and Stylistics (graduate course), Literary Criticism and Theory (graduate course), Critical and Creative Thinking (upper division course), Business English (Bachelor of Business Administration courses, lower division courses), Foundation of English Studies (lower division course), Compulsory English (required college English).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN GRADE SCHOOLS– GEMS (high school), Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1998-2000; New Pinewood School (elementary and middle school), Butwal, Nepal, 1994-97.

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“Engaging the Transnational: A Multi-Sited Study of Discourse about Writing in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal, India, and Colombia.” Writing Research Across Borders, Bogota Colombia, February, 2017.

“Transformations: A Summit on Higher Education in Nepal” (moderator, keynote speaker). Surkhet, Nepal, July, 2016.

“Transitions in the Transnational Turn: Making Pedagogical Interventions.” Rhetoric Society of American Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May 2016.

“Translanguaging Done in Hiding: Effects of English-Only Instruction on Writing Pedagogy in Nepal.” Writing Education Across Borders, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhong, China, May 2016.

“Internationalization as a Neoliberal versus Humanistic Affordance in Writing Pedagogy.” State University of New York Council on Writing (SUNYCOW). New Albany, New York, USA, March 2016.

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PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, 2008-2012, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

M. A. in English, 2006- 2008, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

B. Ed. in English, 2003-2004, Faculty of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

M. A in English (Literature), 1997-1999, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

B. A. in English, Economics, 1994- 1997, Butwal College, Tribhuvan University, Butwal, Nepal

Intermediate/Associate Degree of Arts in English, Economics, Political Science, 1992-94, Butwal College, Tribhuvan University, Butwal, Nepal


Graduate Research Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School, University of Louisville, 2009-2011.

Assistant Director, Composition Program (Consultant for College of Business), University of Louisville, 2009-10.

Assistant Director, University Writing Center, U of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Aug. 2007- 2008.

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Secretary, SUNY Council on Writing, 2015-; Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, 2016; Member, Strategic Plan Working Group, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, 2016; Member, University Faculty Senate (A&S at large), Stony Brook University, 2015-; Member, Advisory Board, Multilingual and Intercultural Research Center, Stony Brook U; Senator, Faculty Senate, Stony Brook University, May 2014-; Secretary, SUNY Council on Writing, 2015-; Member, Transnational Writing Special Interest Group, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2014 -; Judge (National Committee), 2014 Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards Program, National Council of Teachers of English, Spring 2014; Co-facilitator, Webinar Series on International Higher Education, organized by Journal of International Students, 2016 -; Trainer, monthly online teacher training webinars for instructors from across the disciplines at Midwestern University, Nepal (October 2015 – June 2016); Reviewer, Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, 2013, 2016; Volunteer, Story Collection Booth, Digital Archive of Literacy Narrative, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2014, March 2013; Founding Editor, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education; Guest Editor, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses, projected publication date: July 15, 2013; Assistant Editor, Journal of International Students (Arkansas State University), 2011-; Reviewer, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Pedagogies, 2012 – 2015; Reviewer, Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, 2012 – 2014; Editor, Journal of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association), Nepal, 2009, ’10, ’11; Coordinator/Editor, Nelta Choutari, a non- peer reviewed blog based magazine run by members of NELTA, 2009-

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