Sonya Fix, PhD teaches writing, oral communication, English as a Second Language, critical theory, and cross-cultural communication. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics from Eastern Michigan University (as a Presidential Scholar) and both a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics from New York University, where she was a MacCracken Fellow and Dean's Dissertation Fellow. Dr. Fix's sociolinguistic research focuses on racial, ethnic, and regional variation in American English; second dialect acquisition; inter-ethnic group communication; critical discourse analysis; and language, identity and subjectivity. She has published in edited volumes in sociolinguistics, the International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology, journals such as Language and Communication, Lingua, and the University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics. Dr. Fix has spent her career teaching writing, linguistics, ESL, and Teaching English as a Second Language methods to diverse post-secondary, undergraduate, and graduate populations. At CCAD, she serves as the First-Year Writing and ESL Coordinator and Faculty Council President and is on the CCAD Faculty Alliance bargaining committee.