A faculty member at BMCC-CUNY since 2013, Deniz Gokcora received her M.A. degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and her Ph.D. in Second Languages and Cultures Education from the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities. Her dissertation is on Chinese teaching assistants’ and U.S. undergraduates’ perceptions of teaching and teachers. She has worked as a faculty developer at the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, CA, and as an Assessment Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Research in Second Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are second language teaching and technology, digital literacies, collaborative online international learning (COIL), and faculty development.