Positon: Lecturer II

Department: Programs in English as a Second Language

Campus Address: 231 Pound Hall

Email: abouma2@unl.edu

Ann started teaching a one-room schoolhouse where some of her students were migrant workers’ children. She then taught reading skills to second language learners and minorities who were struggling with reading in English in the Omaha Public School system. She moved to Lincoln and taught reading and writing skills at Southeast Community College. She has been teaching in the PIESL program at UNL since 2006.  


Ann teaches in the IEP, CEAP, and credit program.

Areas of Expertise

Second Language Acquisition

Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties

Use of technology in the classroom

Degrees and Universities

B.S. in Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.S. in Reading, University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg

TESOL Certification, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional Publications

“A popping success: the one-room school approach.” The Mississippi Reading Journal (1984) 11, 14-16.

 “The Impact of Computers on Spelling in the Elementary Classroom.” Masters Thesis (1985)

Professional Conferences

Mid-TESOL- 2013 – Presenter

            “Saudi Women:  Sustaining Traditions while Exploring a New Culture”

Academic Advising Association Conference - 2015—Presenter

            “Building Bridges across Oceans”


            “Bridging the Digital Divide in Intensive English Program Classrooms”

            “Apps for English Language Classrooms”


            “Bridging the Digital Divide in Intensive English Program Classrooms”

            “Sticks and Stones:  Reflecting on Bullying in ELL classrooms