Sarah Henderson Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Second Language Writing | TESOL and Rhetoric & Composition

Address: 229C Armstrong Hall (AH 229C)
Phone: (507) 389-1359


  • Ph.D. in English (Composition & TESOL) from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. in English (TESOL) from Missouri State University
  • B.A. in German and International Relations from the University of Arkansas

Sarah Henderson Lee is an Associate Professor of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she directs the second language (L2) writing program and teaches in the graduate TESOL program. Sarah also recently served as an English Language Specialist in Bahrain and Nepal, where she led multiple teacher training workshops on writing and the teaching of writing. Her research focuses on L2 writing teacher education, literacy practices of immigrant and resident multilingual adolescents and adults, and world Englishes and composition.

Recent Publications:
Henderson Lee, S., & Pandey, S. (2020). Writing pedagogy and practice in South Asia: A case of English language teachers and teacher trainers in Nepal. In L. Seloni & S. Henderson Lee (Eds.), Second language writing instruction in global contexts: English language teacher preparation and development. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. 

Seloni, L., & Henderson Lee, S. (Eds.). (2020). Second language writing instruction in global contexts: English language teacher preparation and development. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Henderson Lee, S., Aoyama, R., Harris-Hoffstrom, C., Maya, A, & Pandey, S. (2019). L2 literacy instruction across global contexts: Reflections of emerging teacher-scholars. MinneTESOL Journal, 35(1). Retrieved from

Henderson Lee, S. (2018). Heritage language. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 4599-4605). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Henderson Lee, S., McClure, K., Tanghe, S., & Park, G. (2017). Reflective inquiry in TESOL: Teacher-scholars engaging in critical friendship. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 6(2), 25-40.

Henderson Lee, S. (2017). Resident multilingual writers across a secondary curriculum: Toward a postmethod approach. In C. Ortmeier-Hooper & T. Ruecker (Eds.), Linguistically diverse immigrant and resident writers: Transitions from high school to college (pp. 49-62). New York: Routledge.

Henderson Lee, S. (2016). Bridging the in- and out-of-school writing practices of ELLs through postmethod pedagogy: One elementary teacher’s journey. In L. C. de Oliveira & T. Silva (Eds.), Second language writing in elementary classrooms: Instructional issues, content-area writing and teacher education (pp. 153-171). New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Park, G., & Henderson Lee, S. (Eds.). (2014). Critical perspectives on world Englishes [Special issue]. TESOL Journal, 5(3).

Recent Courses Taught:

  • ENG 101: Composition for Multilingual Writers
  • ENG 4/587: Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners
  • ENG 623: Workshop for Second Language Writing Teaching Assistants
  • ENG 625: Composition Theory          
  • ENG 627: Research Methods in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
  • ENG 629: Second Language Literacy
  • ENG 634: Topics in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (World Englishes)
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