Natasha Memon


• PhD in English Language – The University of Edinburgh, UK
• MSc in Linguistics and English Language – The University of Edinburgh, UK
• BA in English Literature – University of Sindh, Pakistan

Dr. Natasha Memon has been teaching in IELP as a Senior Lecturer since Fall 2021 in the Academic English Writing Program (AEWP) and Spoken English Program. At OSU, she teaches writing courses at undergraduate and graduate levels with a particular interest in teaching ‘Thesis, Proposal, & Dissertation writing’. Additionally, she teaches Spoken English for Undergraduate Business Students. She has an experience of more than 10 years teaching large classes of English learners in the context of South Asia, and students taking English for Academic Purposes. Dr. Memon’s research interests include impact of high-stakes English Language tests, washback effect on test-takers, rating scale development, and globalization and spread of English. Within these broader domains, she has supervised several undergraduate and graduate dissertations. Her knowledge of testing gives her insights into the journey of international students. She is involved in assessing placement tests for incoming international students. In addition to her active involvement as a rater, she has also worked in different assessment projects with Dr. Yu-Chen Lin (Assessment Coordinator) to improve test rubrics and prepare training materials for future raters. She takes pride in helping her students to improve their academic writing and speaking skills.