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William E. Grohe

Professor of English
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Oregon State University
M.A., Portland State University
Office: Herman 100P

Over the past 35 years, I have taught English in Massachusetts, California, and Japan. 


Applied Linguistics


Multicultural Education


Teaching English in the Multicultural/Multilingual Classroom (MAET Program)

Freshman Composition

Introduction to Literature

Introduction to World Literature

Intercultural Communication

Culture of Iran

Culture of Japan



William Grohe & Jamshid Afnan (2016). Stories from the Cradle of the Faith . Australia: Bahai Publishing Trust of Australia.

William Grohe (2008). Carpets, Beards and Baseball Signs: A look at meanings constructed by a group of Iranian young adults in a language learning setting . Germany: VDM Verlad.

Grohe & Root (1996). Speaking Globally: English in an International Context . New Jersey: Prentice Hall Regents (Pearson Education).

Journal Articles

Grohe (1988 , October ). "What Type of Writing Should We Teach Our Japanese Students" . The Language Teacher

Conference Proceedings

Grohe (2007 , April ). The Use of Popular Texts for Language Development: An Intertextual and Interdiscursive look at meanings constructed by Iranian young adults." . American Association for Applied Linguistics 2007 Annual Conference , Costa Mesa, California